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Acting Chaplains for Temporary Service

1922 10 20
And whereas it is provided by Order in Council dated the 31st July, 1835, that no person shall be appointed a Chaplain in Your Majesty's Navy whose age shall exceed 35 years, and in Order in Council dated the 22nd February, 1870, Section III, Clause 4, that the appointments of Clergymen allowed to take temporary service in the Navy shall be as ‘Acting Chaplains for Temporary Service':

And whereas we are of opinion that suitable candidates over the age of 35 should be eligible for entry as Chaplains of the Church of England in special cases when it is not possible to fill vacancies in the Establishment by suitable Chaplains of the prescribed age:

And whereas the designation as ‘Acting Chaplain' of Chaplains entered for temporary service gives rise to difficulties in respect of the award of increments of full pay, etc., for which they are eligible but for which acting time does not normally count:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us at our discretion to enter Chaplains over the age of 35, and to approve of Chaplains entered for temporary service being granted commissions as ‘Temporary Chaplains' and not designated ‘Acting Chaplains for Temporary Service.'


1922 10 20 - Non-Conformist Chaplains - Temporary
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council of 2nd August, 1918, to approve of temporary commissions as Acting Chaplains being issued during the period of hostilities to Ministers of Religious Bodies not in conformity with the Church of England who were rendering full time service in the Royal Navy

And whereas we are of opinion that the grant of temporary commissions to such Ministers should be continued under the same conditions in time of peace, and that they should be designated ‘Temporary Chaplains' and not ' Acting Chaplains:'

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to continue the grant of commissions to such Ministers accordingly, with effect as from the 1st day of September, 1921, subject to the regulations set forth in the annexed Schedule.

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

Schedule.

  1. Commissions as Temporary Chaplains to be granted at the discretion of the Admiralty to Ministers of Religious Bodies not in conformity with the Church of England rendering whole time service in the Royal Navy.
  2. Chaplains so commissioned to be subject to the Regulations applicable to Chaplains on the permanent list of the Royal Navy in regard to full pay and allowance.
  3. All whole time service under the Admiralty during the war to count as qualifying service for purposes of increase of full pay and allowances under Article 660 of King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions.
  4. Such Chaplains to be ineligible for unemployed pay or half pay during unemployment

1926 11 09
Temporary Wesleyan Chaplain - Retired Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of November, 1926.

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 21st day of September, 1926 (C.W. 8373/26), in the words 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, or 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council of 2nd day of August, 1918, to sanction the grant, at our discretion, of Temporary Commissions as Acting Chaplains to Ministers of Religious Bodies, not in conformity with the Church of England, who rendered full time service in the Royal Navy during the period of the late war:

And whereas the Reverend Percy Hallding, M.C., was granted a Temporary Commission as Acting Wesleyan Chaplain (now styled `Temporary Wesleyan Chaplain') with seniority of the 4th April, 1915, and served in Your. Majesty's Naval Service until the 30 August, 1926, on which date he was found to be physically unfit for further active service:

And whereas we consider that such service should render this Officer eligible for retired pay:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council, to sanction the following .proposals :-

  1. Retired pay based on a standard rate of £225 a year to be granted to this Officer, and to be awarded at the current rate of £212 10s. a year as from the date of his retirement :
  2. The standard rate of £225 a year to be regarded as comparable with rates authorized in Schedule V, Section IX, of Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 22nd January, 1920, and his retired pay to be subject to revision at the same dates and in the same manner as retired pay authorized, by that Order.

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 herein accordingly.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1926 11 09
Temporary Commissions to Chaplains
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of November, 1926.

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 21st day of September, 1926 (C.W. 8373/26), in the words 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, or 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council of 2nd day of August, 1918, to sanction the grant, at our discretion, of Temporary Commissions as Acting Chaplains to Ministers of Religious Bodies, not in conformity with the Church of England, who rendered full time service in the Royal Navy during the period of the late war:

And whereas the Reverend Percy Hallding, M.C., was granted a Temporary Commission as Acting Wesleyan Chaplain (now styled `Temporary Wesleyan Chaplain') with seniority of the 4th April, 1915, and served in Your. Majesty's Naval Service until the 30 August, 1926, on which date he was found to be physically unfit for further active service:

And whereas we consider that such service should render this Officer eligible for retired pay:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council, to sanction the following .proposals :-

  1. Retired pay based on a standard rate of £225 a year to be granted to this Officer, and to be awarded at the current rate of £212 10s. a year as from the date of his retirement :
  2. The standard rate of £225 a year to be regarded as comparable with rates authorized in Schedule V, Section IX, of Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 22nd January, 1920, and his retired pay to be subject to revision at the same dates and in the same manner as retired pay authorized, by that Order.

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 herein accordingly.
M. P. A. Hankey.

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