HC Deb 31 May 1945 vol 411 cc393-4W
Mr. R. C. Morrison

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty upon whose instructions orders were issued on H.M.S. "Rodney" to pipe aboard German officers.

Captain Pilkington

I presume that the hon. Member is referring to the occasion when a German naval officer reported on board H.M.S. "Rodney" with information required for the execution of the Surrender. The orders to which he draws attention were issued by the local naval authorities concerned. Subsequently, the Admiralty issued instructions prohibiting the paying of compliments to German officers.