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asked the Secretary of State for War why sergeant testers serving at 25 W.O.S.B., R.T.C., do not receive specialist pay.
The Secretary of State for War
Their responsibilities are recognised instead by the grant of suitable paid rank, the minimum rank being sergeant.
Does that quite meet the point? Does my right hon Friend recall that on a previous occasion he emphasised that these men were specialists, doing a special kind of skilled work?
Yes, Sir, and for that reason they were given the rank of sergeant, and the pay.