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Thursday, 29 July 1920

Mr MARKS asked the Minister for the Navy,' upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that nearly 368 ratings ex- Royal Navy whose time has expired in the Royal Australian Navy are awaiting passage back to England?

2.   If so, and apart from those over age, what is the reason why the rest are not effecting re-engagement in theRoyal Australian Navy?

3.   Should their services not be required, why is it that a draft of men numbering about 120 have recently arrived from the Royal Navy for service with the Royal Australian Navy, holding ratings similar to those awaiting their return to England?

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