Ower Deck Promotions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 18th May 1938.

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Vice-Admiral Taylor:

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the average age when the man, promoted from the lower deck, reaches the rank of lieutenant-commander?

Mr. Cooper:

The average age of those officers selected from the lower deck under the scheme introduced in 1933 will be 32 years 11 months when they reach the rank of lieutenant-commander. The age of the officers selected in 1937 was, however, lower, and it is anticipated that, with the modifications introduced in the scheme last year, the age at the time of selection will be reduced still further.

Vice-Admiral Taylor:

Does my right hon. Friend consider that these men promoted from the lower deck will be able to marry on this extra allowance of £4?