HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 cc370-1W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether petty officers and men who served in the Royal Naval Volun- teer Reserve (Anti-Aircraft Corps) (Defences of London), 1914–16, are entitled to a war gratuity?


I would refer my right hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Rotherhithe on the 3rd March last, in which I stated that men who rendered whole-time service in the Royal Naval Anti-Aircraft Corps are eligible for the naval war gratuity. Those who served for half-time only are debarred unless they subsequently served in the Army or Navy, in which case they would be eligible for a gratuity assessed on the whole of their war service.