Soldier Gunners, Merchant Navy.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 3rd March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Frederick Bellenger Mr Frederick Bellenger , Bassetlaw

asked the Under secretary of State for War whether any additional pay is granted to soldier gunners serving aboard ships of the Merchant Navy; and what leave is granted to survivors of torpedoed ships if and when they reach port?

Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Lambeth Norwood

No additional pay is granted to soldier gunners on merchant ships. Survivors from torpedoed ships are granted 14 days' leave.