asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what number and what percentage of branch officers retired during 1950 and 1951 at the age of 50 years with the rank of lieutenant or above; with the pension of lieutenant or above; and with the rank but not the pension of lieutenant or above, respectively.
The numbers of branch officers who retired at age 50 during 1950 and 1951 with the rank of lieutenant and above were 58 and 39 respectively, representing 100 per cent. and 97.5 per cent. of the branch officers retired for age in those years.The numbers who retired with the rank and the retired pay of lieutenant and above were 49 in 1950 (84.5 per cent.) and 34 in 1951 (85 per cent.); those retired with the rank but not the retired pay of lieutenant and above were nine in 1950 (15.5 per cent.) and five in 1951 (12.5 per cent.).These figures do not include branch officers placed on the retired list for age but retained in employment, since their retired pay is not assessed until they leave the Service.