§ 14. Major MALONE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider assessing the pension of officers of the quartermaster class on the rank 729 which they actually hold at the date of retirement, regardless of not having completed one year in that rank, in view of the age at which these officers are usually commissioned, and the consequent hardship in many cases entailed by the provisions of Article 609, Royal Warrant for Pay, 1926?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The regulation requiring an officer to serve for a complete year in any rank before becoming eligible for retired pay in that rank is common to all officers of the Army, and I regret that I cannot agree to an exception to it in the case of quartermasters.