§ Captain R. TERRELL
asked the Secretary of State for War if he can make any statement as to the system under which the promotion of officers on the Reserve of Officers is carried out under the system of linked recommendations; and whether the claims of the unsuccessful candidates are subsequently considered, and, if so, when?
The promotion of officers on the Reserve of Officers is car-624W ried out in accordance with the provisions of Army Council Instruction No. 1,252, of which I will send my hon. and gallant Friend a copy. Provided that the officer is recommended, promotion is automatic. An officer is promoted when the Regular officer with whom he is linked is promoted, and not in consequence of the submission of any claim for promotion.