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1919 05 09
Retired Pay for Chief Officers and Divisional Chief Officers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of May, 1,919.

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 Lards Commissioners. of the Admiralty, dated the' 26th day of April, 1919, in the wards following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions, other allowances in the nature thereof, payable in respect of services, in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force, to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman, or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner, and subject to such restrictions, conditions, and provisions, as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas we consider that the present rates of Retired Pay for Chief Officers and Divisional Chief Officers of the Coastguard, as at present constituted are inadequate, and should be improved:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the improved scale of Retired Pay set forth in the annexed Schedule with effect from the 1st February, 1919.

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

Schedule.

Chief Officers and Divisional Chief Officer of the Coastguard

Divisional Chief Officers Chief

Minimum - £100

Addition for each year's service ,as such - £5

Maximum - £120

Chief Officers

Minimum - £65

Addition for each complete year's service in charge of a Wireless Telegraph Station or War Signal Station £5

Addition for each complete year's service in charge of Stations other than above £3

Maximum - £100.

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.


1920 11 16
Coast Guard Service (Old Scheme) - Pensions

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of 22 January 1920, to approved, inter alia, of Chief Officers of Your Majesty’s Coast Guard Service (Old Scheme) being eligible for retired pay on the following scale with effect from 1 April 1919 :

Maximum.

Minimum.

Addition.

£200

£120

£l0 for each year's service in charge of a W. /T. or War Signal Station, and £6 for each year's service in charge stations other than above.

And whereas on occasion the exigencies of the Service require that a Chief Officer be appointed to a Station of which he is not actually in charge, and we consider that in these circumstances he should receive, like other Officers of corresponding rank, an increment of retired pay for each complete year of service in his rank:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of Chief Officers of Coast Guard (Old Scheme) being eligible as from the 1st April, 1919, to receive retired pay at our discretion on the following revised scale, subject otherwise to the provisions contained in Section IX., Schedule V, of Order in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, thus providing for the grant to these Officers of an increment of retired pay in respect of service although not actually in charge of the Stations to which they are appointed:

Maximum. Minimum. Addition.
£200 £120 £6 for each complete year's service as Chief Officer with a further addition thereto of £4 fore each complete year's service in charge of W./T. and War Signal Stations.

1923 01 30
Divisional Chief Officers etc. of the Coast Guards - Redundancies
And whereas owing to the fact that all Divisional Chief Officers and Chief Officers of Your Majesty's Coast Guard Service, Old Force, other than Divisional Chief Officers W/T and Chief Officers W/T have become surplus to requirements, we consider it desirable that special provision should be made for placing these Officers on the Retired List:

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

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

Schedule.

  1. The Regulations in this Schedule to apply to all Divisional Chief Officers and Chief Officers of the Coast Guard, Old Force, other than Divisional Chief Officers Wireless Telegraphy, and Chief Officers Wireless Telegraphy, who were on the Active List on the 20th October, 1922, and to have effect from the 20th October, 1922.
  2. Such Officers to be placed on the Retired List on the 20th January, 1923, or allowed to retire voluntarily before that date, irrespective of their eligibility to retire voluntarily under ordinary Regulations, with retired pay and gratuity on retirement calculated in each case according to the following Regulations.
  3. An Officer of the age of 50 or above on the 20th January, 1923, to receive the rate of retired pay which he would have received had he continued to serve until he attained the age of 55 in the rank held on the 20th October, 1922, calculated on the scale provided in Order in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, Schedule V, Section IX, Sub-section XI, as amended by Order in Council of the 9th November, 1920, and to be granted in addition a gratuity on retirement of £37 10s. for each complete period of 3 months intervening between the day preceding the commencement of retired pay and the day on which the age of 55 is attained, subject to a maximum gratuity of £500 in each case.
  4. An Officer who will not have reached the age of 50 on the 20th January, 1923, to receive the rate of retired pay which he would have received had he continued to serve until the 20th January, 1925, in the rank held on the 20th October, 1922, calculated on the scale provided in Order in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, Schedule V, Section IX, Sub-section XI, as amended by Order in Council of the 9th November, 1920, and to be granted in addition a gratuity on retirement of £500.
  5. The retired pay of a Chief Officer who was in charge of a Wireless Telegraph or War Signal Station on the 20th October, 1922, to be assessed as if he had continued in charge of such station until the 20th January, 1923, inclusive, irrespective of whether he elects to retire before the 20th January, 1923, but any further period of such an Officer's prospective service subsequent to the 20th January, 1923, reckoning for retired pay under Regulations 3 and 4 of this Schedule to be reckoned as ordinary service in the rank of Chief Officer.
  6. The rate of retired pay granted to an Officer under these Regulations in no circumstances to exceed the maximum laid down in the above mentioned Orders in Council for the rank in which he was serving on the 20th October, 1922.
  7. All rates of retired pay granted under these Regulations to be subject to review on the 1st July, 1924, and subsequently.
  8. Nothing in these Regulations shall preclude the Admiralty from retiring any Officer during the currency of the scheme under any other Regulations which may be applicable to his case.

1924 04 25
Reduction Of Coast Guard
And whereas in view of the transfer of Coast Watching duties to a Force under the control of the Board of Trade, and of Coast Preventive duties to a Force under the control of the Commissioners for Customs and Excise, and in consequence of the evacuation of Coast Guard Stations in the Irish Free State, it has been necessary to reduce the personnel of Your Majesty's Coast Guard:

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council of 29th January, 1923, provision is made for the retirement of Divisional Chief Officers and Chief Officers of Your Majesty's Coast Guard (Old Force) with special rates of retired pay and gratuities:

And whereas we are of opinion that compensation should similarly be paid to the other Officers and Men for the loss of advantages which would have accrued to them in Your Majesty's Coast Guard:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by your Order in Council to sanction the payment as from the date of their discharge of pensions, gratuities and bonuses, at the rates, and subject to the restrictions, conditions and provisions set forth in the annexed Schedules, to those Officers and men of the Coast Guard, other than those Officers provided for under Your Majesty's Order in Council of the 29th January, 1923, who have been selected for discharge from the Naval Service.

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

Schedule A.

Reduction Of Coast Guard (Old Force).

The following compensation to be paid to ratings of the Coast Guard (Old Force) on reduction of that Force.

1. Pensions.

Men who at the date of discharge had completed time for long-service pension to be awarded pensions according to the ordinary regulations.

Men, who at the date of discharge had not competed time for long-service pension. to be granted pensions at the following basic rates :

 

A Day.

 

s.

d.

Over 10 Years' Pensionable Service

1

0

Over 11 Years' Pensionable Service

1

Over 12 Years' Pensionable Service

1

3

Over 13 Years' Pensionable Service

1

Over 14 Years' Pensionable Service

1

6

Over 15 Years' Pensionable Service

1

Over 16 Years' Pensionable Service

1

9

Over 17 Years' Pensionable Service

1

Over 18 Years' Pensionable Service

2

0

Over 19 Years' Pensionable Service

2

3

Over 20 Years' Pensionable Service

2

6

Over 21 Years' Pensionable Service

2

In addition to these basic rates, men to be eligible for the usual additions in respect of petty time, badges and Good Conduct Medal; but men who have not completed time for long service, pension will not be eligible for any addition in respect of character.

2. Gratuities.

Ratings whose substantive pay at the date of discharge exceeded that of Boatmen to be paid a gratuity calculated at the rate appropriate to their rating and age at the date of discharge on the scale given below for each complete calendar month by which their services were curtailed through discharge prior to reaching the age of 50.

 

(1) Men under

40 years of age.

(2) Men 40 yrs. of age and over.

 

Per Calendar Month.

 

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

Petty Officers over4 year's service in that rating

1

18

0

2

10

0

Petty Officers not over 4 years' service in that rating

1

14

0

2

5

0

Leading Boatmen

 

14

0

 

18

6

Ratings actually in receipt of Marriage Allowance at the date of discharge to be paid additional compensation based on the number and ages of their children then under 14 years of age and on the period for which they would have been eligible for Marriage Allowance in respect of each such child, if the men had continued in. the Service until the age of 50. This scale of compensation to be as follows.:

Amount Payable

 

(1) Men under 40 years of age.

(2) Men 40 years of age and over.

Number of Children in Family.

Per Year.

Per Part of month or Month.

Per Year.

Per Part Month of or Month.

 

£

s.

d.

£

a.

d.

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

1

9

0

0

0

15

0

10

16

0

0

18

0

2

14

8

0

1

4

0

17

8

0

1

9

0

3

18

0

0

1

10

0

21

12

0

1

16

0

4

19

16

0

1

13

0

23

14

0

1

19

6

5

21

12

0

1

16

0

25

16

0

2

3

0

6

23

8

0

1

19

0

27

18

0

2

6

6

7

25

4

0

2

2

0

30

0

0

2

10

0

8

27

0

0

2

5

0

32

2

0

2

13

6

3. The gratuities payable to ratings who volunteer and are accepted for service in the Coast Watching or the Coast Preventive Force to be subjected to such deduction as may be decided by the Admiralty in conjunction with the Treasury.

4. The grant of compensation on the foregoing terms not to preclude the payment of removal expenses to their future residence or the issue of a plain clothes gratuity under the regulations applicable to Old Force ratings.

Schedule B.

Reduction Of Coast Guard (New Force).

The following compensation to be paid to officers and ratings discharged from the Coast Guard (N.F.), on reduction of that Force.

Officers

  1. The discharge gratuity for which they are eligible under paragraph XI of Section IX Schedule V of Order in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, for service up to the 31st March, 1923.
  2. An additional gratuity of £3 for Divisional Chief Officers and £2 5s. for Chief Officers for each complete calendar month intervening between, the date of discharge and the date on which they would attain. the age of 55.
  3. A special gratuity of £37 10s. for each complete period of 3 calendar months by which their services were curtailed through discharge prior to attaining the age of 55, subject to a maximum of £500 per officer.

Ratings.

  1. A discharge gratuity for service up to the date of discharge at the rate of 25s. in the case of a Petty Officer, and 20s. in the case. of a Coast Guard, for each complete calendar month served as Petty Officer and/or Coast Guard in the New Force.
  2. An additional gratuity of 16s. 8d. for Grade II ratings and 13s. 4d. for Grade III ratings for each complete calendar month intervening between the date of discharge and the date on which they would attain the age of 50.
  3. Ratings whose substantive pay at the date of discharge exceeded the minimum rate of pay of Grade III of the Coast Guard, New Force, to be paid a gratuity calculated at the rates shown below for each complete calendar month by which their services were curtailed through discharge prior .to reaching the age of 50.
  4.  

    Per Calendar Month

     

    £

    s.

    d.

    Petty Officers whose rate of pay was 9s. 1d. per diem

    2

    5

    0

    Petty Officers whose rate of pay was 8s. 7d. per diem

    1

    15

    0

    Men whose rate of pay was 7s. 4d. .per diem

    0

    10

    0

  5. Ratings actually in receipt of marriage allowance at the date of discharge to be paid additional compensation based on the number and ages of their children then under 14 Years of age, and on the period for which they would have been eligible for marriage allowance in respect of each such child, if the men had continued in the Service until the age of 50.

This scale of compensation to be as follows:-

 

Amount Payable.

No. of Children in Family.

Per Year.

Per Part Month of or Month.

 

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

1

10

16

0

0

18

0

2

17

8

0

1

9

0

3

21

12

0

1

16

0

4

23

14

0

1

19

6

5

25

16

0

2

3

0

6

27

18

0

2

6

6

7

30

0

0

2

10

0

8

32

2

0

2

13

6

The gratuities payable to Officers and Ratings who volunteer and are accepted for service in the Coast Watching or the Coast Preventive Force to be subjected to such deduction as may be decided by the Admiralty in conjunction with the Treasury.

The grant of compensation on the foregoing terms not to preclude the payment to Officers and Ratings of removal expenses to their future residence or the issue to ratings of a plain clothes gratuity under the regulations applicable to the Coast Guard New Force.


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