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2024/1916 Officers Visits to the Admiralty

(N.L. II. 15429.25.8.1916.)

Attention has been drawn to the growing practice of Officers attending at the Admiralty on business which could in most cases have been satisfactorily conducted by letter.

This is undesirable, as, besides causing loss of time to Admiralty Departments, it involves the unnecessary absence of an Officer from his ship.

Personal visits to the Admiralty should therefore be avoided unless the matter for discussion is considered urgent. In such cases the permission of the Senior Naval Officer to leave the port should always be obtained, and the Admiralty communicated with, in addition, if time permits.

If the Senior Naval Officer wishes to visit the Admiralty, he should telegraph direct for the necessary approval.


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