Warrant Armourer (Royal Navy)
Warrant Armourers will be selected from Chief Armourers who have passed the examinations prescribed in Appendix X., Part XVI., and have served not less than five years as Chief Armourers, of which two years must have been in a fully-manned ship at sea. Candidates must be not less than 35 years of age.
2. To be eligible for the provisional educational test [see Appendix X., Part XVI. (1)], the candidate must hold the confirmed rating of Chief Armourer. From Chief Armourers who have passed the provisional test a selection will be made by the Captain of H.M.S. Excellent of candidates to undergo, after paying off, the instructional course and final examination in the gunnery school.[see Appendix X., Part XVI. (2)].