§ 1. Captain Swingler
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how many re- employed officers serving on VE-Day were in receipt of other ranks pensions in respect of previous service.
§ The First Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. A. V. Alexander)
I regret that the exact figure is not available, but a rough estimate of the number of those who, having previously been pensioned as ratings were serving as commissioned or warrant officers on VE-Day, is 1,500.