HC Deb 24 May 1922 vol 154 c1233W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether men who served as gunners on defensive armed merchant ships are entitled to share any Prize Money on equal terms to men who served on ships of war at sea?


Service in defensively armed merchant ships does not qualify for Prize Money, the award of which is limited to those who served in His Majesty's ships of war and consequently could have had an opportunity of participating in captures resulting in prize proceeds payable to the Prize Fund. This fund is the source of Prize Money, which is not in the nature of a general War gratuity.