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Special Entry Cadets

Volume 344: debated on Wednesday 1 March 1939

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will state the total number of special entry cadets entered from the public schools at the age of 17 to 18 since the inception of the scheme in 1913, in the executive and engineering branches and also in the Royal Marines; and the numbers in each branch which have reached commander's and captain's rank?

The numbers of officers entered through the special entry examination into the executive and engineer branches of the Royal Navy, and into the Royal Marines, since 1913, are 1,178, 436 and 511 respectively. In the executive 78 officers have been promoted to commander and of these nine have been promoted to captain; in addition two officers have been promoted to commander (A); 34 officers have been promoted to commander (E); 60 officers have been promoted to the rank of major, Royal Marines, and of these five have been promoted to lieut.-colonel.