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1910 10 21
Royal Marine Band Re-organisaton - Allowances to Staff
At the Court at Saint James's, the 13th day of October, 1910.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the twenty-sixth day of August, one thousand nine hundred and ten, in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by section three of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas His late Majesty by an Order in Council of 24 October, 1904, was graciously pleased to sanction certain allowances for the staff of the Royal Naval School of Music :

And whereas it has been found necessary to make certain alterations in the staff on account of the centralization of the training of the Royal Marine Band ranks in one establishment :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the revised scale of allowances shown in the annexed schedule :

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals:

Schedule
Royal Naval School of Music, Eastney.
Allowances to Staff.
Administrative.

   

Extra Pay per diem.

   

    s.    

    d.

Superintendent

In addition to pay and allowances of rank.

5 0

First Assistant Superintendent

Ditto.

2 0

Second Assistant Superintendent

Ditto.

2 0

Quartermaster

Ditto.

1 6

(Store Allowance)

Superintending Clerk

Ditto.

1 6

Second Clerk, Staff Office

Ditto.

1 0

Third Clerk, Staff Office

Ditto.

1 0

Four Clerks, Staff Office, Pay Office, and Quartermaster’s Office

Ditto.

0 6

Orderly Room Clerk

Ditto.

0 6
Bandmaster in charge of Stores Ditto. 1

Storeman and Mechanician

Ditto.

1 0

Instructional

   

Extra Pay per diem.

   

s.

d.

Musical Director

Salary of £250 a year

   

Bandmasters (Warrant Officers), or Band-masters 1st or 2nd Class

In addition to pay and allowances of rank

1

0

Band. Corporals

Ditto.

0

6 *

His Majesty having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy


1914 05 22
Commissioned Bandmasters
And whereas we consider it desirable that certain changes should be made in the pay and status of Commissioned Bandmasters in Your Majesty's Corps of Royal Marines:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the proposals set forth in the annexed Schedule

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

Schedule.

  1. The title of Commissioned Bandmaster, Royal Marines, to be changed to Musical Director.
  2. The number of Musical Directors to be fixed at 2, exclusive of the Musical Director of the Royal Naval School of Music, to whom these provisions do not apply.
  3. Musical Directors on promotion to that rank to. be granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant. The honorary rank of Captain may be given after 10 years' commissioned service on full pay. The honorary rank of Major may be given after 15 years' commissioned service on full pay.
  4. Musical Directors to be compulsorily retired at the age of 65.
  5. Pay, Allowances, Retired Pay, Widow's Pension and Compassionate Allowances to children to be on the same scale as for Regimental Quartermasters, previous service in the rank of Second Lieutenant to count towards increase of Full and Retired Pay on the Quartermasters' scale.

1914 06 23
Pensions RM Bandsmen
At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 18th day of Jane, 1914.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there, was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 15th day of June, 1914, in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas His late Majesty's Order in Council dated the 10th January, 1910, extended to Musicians the privilege of counting service after five years on the recognised Establishment of a Marine Divisional or Depot Band for Non-Commissioned Officers' Allowance for pension purposes :

And whereas we consider it desirable that this privilege should also be granted to Privates and Buglers who form part of the recognised Establishment :

And whereas we are of opinion that Privates, Buglers and Musicians who qualify for Non-Commissioned Officers' pension should be classed as Corporals for gratuity as well as for pension purposes :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to allow Privates and Buglers of the Royal Marines w be classed as Corporals for pension purposes after 5 years' service on the recognised Establishment of a Divisional or Depot Band, and also to extend to those Privates, Buglers and Musicians who qualify for Non-Commissioned Officers' pension the privilege of earning the Long Service and Good Conduct gratuity to the same extent and under the same conditions as Corporals :

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions j herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


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