HC Deb 30 May 1916 vol 82 c2578W

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty if he is aware that their pensions are being withheld from naval pensioners serving in the Royal Air Service; and if he will give the reason for this procedure and, if possible, remedy it?


Pensioners who are called up for naval service are entitled to receive the pay of their former naval rating, together with their pension. Those who have joined the Air Service have been required to enter into a new engagement. Under this they receive the special rates of pay payable in that Service for their new ratings. They thus cease to be pensioners called up for naval service. These rates of pay are higher than the pay and pension combined to which they would be entitled as naval ratings proper.