HC Deb 03 July 1916 vol 83 c1224W

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is the usual practice to refuse commissions to men on the ground of being over age even if the application has been made several months before the age limit was reached and the application was overlooked in the intervening period?


If candidates placed on the roster for commissioned rank reach the age limit before they are selected they cease to be eligible for promotion in the ordinary course, but I cannot admit that this constitutes over looking their claims.