HC Deb 11 April 1918 vol 104 c1658W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what are the qualifications necessary for the position; of an officer in the Women's Royal Naval. Service, and how the selection is made?


Officers in the Women's Royal Naval Service must be-women of good education, preferably with experience of social work amongst other women. They are called before an Officers' Selection Board, composed of the principal officers of the Women's Royal Naval Service Headquarters, and are either rejected by it or sent to a course of probationary training, lasting a few weeks. At the end of this time a final decision as to their appointment or rejection is made by the Board.