HC Deb 06 March 1940 vol 358 c366
28. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty why chief and petty officers of very good character, who have served for several years in His Majesty's yacht "Victoria and Albert," have been reverted to the rating of able seamen and stokers on reversion to general service consequent on the royal yacht being paid off?

30. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware of the feeling of injustice felt by petty officers of His Majesty's yacht who have reverted to their former ratings through no fault of their own as a result of the royal yacht going out of commission; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?

Mr. Churchill

The men concerned have recently submitted representations on this question through the usual Service channels, and these are now under consideration. When a decision has been reached I will communicate it to my hon. and gallant Friends.