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Ordnance Corps

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 11 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for War the total strength of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in July, 1914, together with the number of warrant officers serving in the corps at that date; and the total strength of the Royal Army Service Corps in October, 1930, or such earlier date in respect of which the information is readily available, together with the number of warrant officers serving in the corps at the same date?

The regimental establishment of warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Army Ordnance Corps in 1914 was 2,341, of whom 146 were warrant officers and 188 quartermaster serjeants, which appointment now carries rank of warrant officer Class II. The regimental establishment of warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Army Service Corps in 1930 is 4,659, of whom 132 are warrant officers Class I, and 158 warrant officers Class II. I would point out that the rank of warrant officer Class II was first created in 1915.