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Thursday, 22 April 1915

Senator PEARCE - I have no knowledge of any such promotions having been made.

Senator Guthrie - How many have been made honorary ?

Senator PEARCE - Honorary rank is not substantive rank, and officers do not have to pass an examination to qualify for honorary rank.

Senator Guthrie - They get the pay all the same.

Senator PEARCE - Honorary rank confers no right of command.

Senator Guthrie - It confers the right of pay.

Senator PEARCE - Nor of pay, either.

Senator Guthrie - All the pilots have been given it.

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