HC Deb 31 January 1940 vol 356 c1169W
Mr. Parker

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that a newly-entered paymaster sub-lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve becomes the superior officer of a commissioned writer, Royal Navy, with perhaps 3o years' experience and unblemished record; and will he ensure that these reserve officers are not put in authority over commissioned writers?

Mr. Churchill

There may be cases of this kind in every Service at the present time, but they arise out of the exceptional expansions of war, and are rare.

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