HC Deb 06 November 1911 vol 30 c1442W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether a bonâ fide commission, as distinct from commissioned warrant rank, is confined to those who enter the Navy through Osborne under the new scheme initiated by the late Earl Cawdor and Lord Fisher?


There are large numbers of naval officers who receive commissions and who do not pass through Osborne and Dartmouth, namely, accountant officers, medical officers, chaplains, and naval instructors. Further, provision is made in the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions for promotion from chief warrant rank and warrant rank to lieutenant without possibility of further promotion; and for promotion to lieutenant of warrant officers and chief warrant officers of exemplary conduct who may distinguish themselves by acts of gallantry and daring in the Service. The latter are eligible for promotion to the higher ranks in the Service.