HC Deb 01 May 1919 vol 115 c343W
Captain COOTE

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty what men, if any, are being demobilised from the Royal Marines, and under what system or regulations?


With my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, I will circulate the answer to this question in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The following categories of Royal Marines are being demobilised:


  1. (a) Officers of the Reserve of Officers, who have been recalled to service during the War;
  2. (b) Officers with temporary commissions.
    • Warrant Officers, non-commissioned officers, and men:
  3. (c) Pensioners and (d) Reservists who were recalled to service during the War, including those who have become due for pension during hostilities;
  4. (e) Those who have completed period of limited engagement and who have not re-engaged;
  5. (f) All those serving on "Hostilities only" engagement.

Demobilisation is carried out under the Regulations laid down by the Board in Admiralty Monthly Order No. 921 of 10th March, 1919 (of which I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy), except in the case of the following Royal Marine units, the personnel of which is being demobilised under Army Regulations by the Army authorities:

Royal Marine Artillery Howitzer Brigade, including workshops and siege batteries;

Royal Marines doing duty with the 63rd (R.N.) Division.