asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies, in view of the fact that the Royal East African Navy is to be disbanded, whether those at present serving will be given the opportunity of joining the Royal Navy, or will be adequately compensated on the termination of their service.
There are twelve officers and petty officers serving in the Royal East African Navy, who have had previous service in the Royal Navy or Royal Naval Reserve. Seven of these are now over age for service in the Royal Navy. The other five have withdrawn from British service at their own request. The question of some of them joining other services in East Africa, and of compensation for those whose service is terminated, is under consideration in East Africa.