HC Deb 10 April 1940 vol 359 cc599-600W
Sir J. Lucas

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty how long it will be before the ex-petty officers, stokers branch, of the Royal Yacht will be given back their rank as petty officers, since they have reverted to the rank of stokers, and consequently feel the situation very much?

Sir V. Warrender

Orders have been issued that, where it is to their advantage, active service ratings formerly in the Royal Yacht who reverted to general ser- vice on mobilisation may, if they are recommended, be reinstated as from 9th April, in the rating they held in the Yacht service, in an acting capacity.