CIRCULAR, No. 349.
Admiralty, 26th November, 1856.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE RANK OF MEDICAL INSPECTOR OF HOSPITALS AND FLEETS, AND OF DEPUTY MEDICAL INSPECTOR OF HOSPITALS AND FLEETS.
With reference to Chapter III., Article 15, of Her Majesty's Regulations, which renders four years' service as Surgeon on board a commissioned ship necessary as a qualification for the rank of Medical Inspector of Hospitals and Fleets, or of Deputy Medical Inspector of Hospitals and Fleets, Her Majesty has been graciously pleased, by Her Order is Council of the 13th instant, to direct that valuable service on shore, at home, or abroad, should also be allowed in special cases to count as time for rendering a Surgeon eligible for the before-mentioned ranks; and my Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty hereby make known the same for the information and guidance of all whom it may concern.
By Command of their Lordships.