HC Deb 03 August 1922 vol 157 c1686W

asked the Secretary of State for Air why it has been decided to treat service as a technical officer of the Air Board as service in civilian employment for the computation of gratuity in the case of officers of the Royal Naval Air Service and of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who were ordered to such service, not only without notice that their status as naval officers was in any way affected, hut, in some cases, with a definite assurance from the Admiralty that that status was maintained?

Captain GUEST

The decision to exclude the service in question from the computation of gratuity was in accordance with the Admiralty Order which governed those officers' gratuities, the principle being that service on other than naval rates of pay was not gratuity-bearing.

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