§ Lieutenant-Colonel BURGOYNE
asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether he is aware that in the case of officers who have served both in the Royal Naval Air Service and in the Royal Air Force Messrs. Cox and Company are crediting officers now demobilised with a gratuitybased upon the length of service in the last force alone; and whether it is a fact that gratuities to demobilised officers should extend over the whole period that they have served in a commissioned rank whatever the arm in which they have served, so long as they come within the designations of the Army Order covering gratuities?
§ Major-General SEELY
The recent Admiralty Order granting gratuities on demobilisation to temporary naval officers is being applied to Royal Naval Air Service officers transferred to the Air Force. An Air Ministry Order on the subject will shortly be issued, and officers already demobilised will have any balance of gratuity credited to them.