Fascinating...thank you! nfm
Posted by Anna P on July 23, 1998 at 09:30:30:
In response to Resignation, written by John W on July 23, 1998 at 02:32:09
] The process was known as 'Sending in your Papers', and could indeed be quick. At that time, and theoretically still, the status of a comissioned offficer was very different from that of an employee. The rankers and noncoms were paid a merces--wages, the comissioned officers were and are in theory in the personal service of the Sovereign, and were (are) paid an honorarium, not wages but maintenance by the King. An officer could not be made to serve, and could therefore resign at will.
Posting followups to old messages is disabled; instead go to the main index and post a new message which mentions this one.