Home Fleet (Manning)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 1951.

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Photo of Mr James Callaghan Mr James Callaghan , Cardiff South East 12:00 am, 24th January 1951

There is no general shortage of men in the Home Fleet, but we need more senior ratings in certain branches. The remedies now being taken for this are acceleration of the training and advancement of younger men, the granting of a bounty of £100 to men who re-engage to complete time for pension, and the re-entry of experienced men.