HC Deb 28 January 1942 vol 377 cc731-2W
Sir R. Gower

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether promotion to the rank of lieutenant-commander, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, in the Fleet Air Arm, is by seniority, as in the case of Royal Navy officers?

Sir V. Warrender

Temporary and permanent officers of the Air Branch of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and Executive Branch officers who specialise in Air Branch duties may, regardless of seniority, be granted the acting rank of lieutenant-commander if they are chosen for appointments which require the higher rank. While holding the acting higher rank they receive the pay of that rank. In addition, those officers who are on the permanent list of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve may obtain promotion to lieutenant-commander by seniority.