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Captain David Beatty, M.V.O., D.S.O., A. de C.

P> 1909 12 14
At the Court at Sandringham, the 2nd day of December, 1909.

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 thirtieth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and nine, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas under the Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Naval Service it is provided that to qualify a Captain whose seniority brings him in turn for advancement to the Active List of Flag Officers, her must have served during peace for a total period of six years :

And whereas, owing to the abnormal shortening of the time on the Captains' List, it is anticipated that Captain David Beatty, M.V.O., D.S,O., A. de C., will reach his turn for promotion before he completes the full period of six years.

And whereas this officer was severely wounded in action in China, and was consequently prevented from receiving an appointment for a considerable period :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the promotion of Captain David Beatty, M.V.O.. D.S.O., A. de C., to Flag rank in his turn notwithstanding the Regulation above referred to.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

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 12 25
Battenberg - half-pay
And whereas we have had under consideration the question of the amount of half pay which should be granted to Admiral His Serene Highness Prince Louis of Battenberg on his retirement from the office of First Sea Lord of the Board of Admiralty:

And whereas it was provided by Order in Council bearing date the 28th day of March, 1912, that an Admiral who had held the office of First Sea Lord should, on retirement from that office or from the active list of Your Majesty's Navy, be granted non-effective pay, at the rate of three pounds seven shillings per diem:

And whereas we are of opinion that, having regard to the exceptional services rendered by His Serene Highness, this rate of non-effective pay is in his case inappropriate:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to grant to him, whilst he is on half pay during the period of the war, the special rate of half pay of two thousand pounds a year.

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