HC Deb 10 June 1920 vol 130 c627W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether all officers who served in the new Army during the War for a period of three or four years are entitled to the rank which they held at the time of demobilisation, provided that they had held the same for 12 or 18 months previously?


The existing regulations regarding the retention of rank by officers on demobilisation are more favourable than those suggested by the hon. and gallant Member. An officer is entitled to retain any substantive rank held by him on demobilisation, irrespective of the length of time he has held the substantive rank, provided that his services have been satisfactory throughout. He is also entitled to any higher acting or temporary rank he may have held for an aggregate minimum period of six months.