§ 75. Mr. Atkins
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what proportion of his normal period of engagement a seaman may expect to serve in a sea-going ship of the operational fleet.
§ Mr. Allan
Under present conditions it is estimated that the seaman rating who leaves the Navy at the end of his first engagement will have spent about 60 per cent. of his service, after initial training, in seagoing ships of the operational fleet. For a rating who serves until pension age, the corresponding proportion would be about 50 per cent. These figures exclude time in the Reserve Fleet.
§ 76. Mr. Atkins
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty what proportion of his service in ranks up to and including lieutenant-commander an 139W executive officer may expect to serve in sea-going ships of the operational fleet.