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Army—The Auxiliary Forces—Adjutants—Question

Volume 218: debated on Tuesday 24 March 1874

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asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the temporary rank of Captain in the Army, to which Adjutants of Auxiliary Forces have recently been gazetted, inverts the order of seniority hitherto in force; and, whether such temporary rank gives to such Adjutants while serving regimentally the command of the Captains of their respective Regiments or Battalions?

, in reply, said, that the temporary rank did not invert the order of seniority. It had been conferred upon some officers who had either never been in the Army or had left it, and it did not give rank over the captains of regiments or battalions, inasmuch as the officers upon whom it was conferred were regimentally at the bottom of the list.