HC Deb 16 February 1944 vol 397 c157
12. Colonel Greenwell

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many officers serving in the R.N.V.R., on 3rd September, 1939, have since been promoted to the rank of Commodore or higher.

Mr. Alexander

One R.N.V.R. officer who was serving prior to the war has been granted the acting rank of Commodore, R.N.V.R.

Colonel Greenwell

Can the First Lord say why it has only been possible to promote such a very small number of these officers to this rank? It is not giving them very much encouragement, is it?

Mr. Alexander

The position arises on the establishment of Commodore, R.N.V.R., which exists under the arrangements made before the war. Of course, the promotion of other officers to acting rank of Commodore depends entirely on their experience.