§ 59. Commander Pursey
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the total number of executive officers commissioned last year; the numbers which were Dartmouth College and public school entries, respectively; the numbers commissioned from the lower deck under the sub-lieutenant, warrant officer and similar schemes, 53W respectively; and the number entered from the Royal Naval Reserve and also the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.
§ Mr. J. P. L. Thomas
The total number of executive officers commissioned in 1951 was 425. This includes former cadets confirmed in the rank of sub-lieutenant, promotions from the lower deck to branch officer and officers re-entered from the reserves. One hundred and thirty came from the Dartmouth age 13 entries of 1943–44; 57 from the special and direct entries which cover the public and secondary schools; 18 from the lower deck under the upper yardmen scheme and 89 from the lower deck under the branch officer scheme; 130 former officers were re-entered for flying duties.
The numbers entered into the R.N. from the R.N.R. and the R.N.V.R. were 2 and 94 respectively, 27 others were entered from the R.N.Z.N.V.R. All these entries from the reserves are included in the figure of 130 officers re-entered for flying duties.