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Non-Commissioned Officers (Acting Rank)

Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1944

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that senior non-commissioned officers, returning to this country after five years' service abroad, are losing their rank on the grounds of redundancy; and has he any statement to make on this matter.

A warrant officer or noncommissioned officer in general can only retain his acting rank while he is performing the duties of the rank. But after acting rank has been held for a period, which varies from three to twelve months according to the rank, it is converted to war substantive rank and is retained even if the man leaves his unit.