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Seamen or Marines lent for Colonial Employment in West Africa may count Service as Double Time for Pension Purposes.,
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 2nd day of November, 1907.

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 October, one thousand nine hundred and seven, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas by Your Majesty's Royal Warrant for Pay, Promotion, &c., in the Army it is ordained that any unforfeited service not less than a year given by an European soldier on the West Coast of Africa shall reckon double as qualifying service towards pension

And whereas we are of opinion that seamen or marines lent for Colonial employment should enjoy the same advantage as other men with whom they are serving

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 grant to seamen or marines who have been lent, or who may be lent, for Colonial employment in West Africa the privilege of counting such service as double time for all purposes as regards pension, under the conditions laid down in Article 1149 of Your Majesty's Royal Warrant, 1906.

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.
A. W. FitzRoy.


1911 11 17
Colonial Allowance Singapore and Colombo - Marine Officers
And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 11th day of February, 1907, His late Majesty was graciously pleased to approve of a Colonial allowance at the rate of eighty pounds per annum being granted to the marine officer appointed for Naval Intelligence duties at Singapore and of a similar allowance of thirty pounds per annum being granted to the marine officer appointed for Naval Intelligence duties at Colombo ; such allowances to be payable only while the officers are actually employed at those places:

And whereas we are of opinion that the increased cost of living at those places now makes the allowances inadequate:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction an increase of Forty-five pounds per annum in each of these Colonial allowances payment in the case of the officer at Colombo not to be extended beyond three years without the prior sanction of Your Majesty's Treasury.


1914 06 23
Pay Equivalence with Army for Personnel serving in Egypt
At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 18th .day of June, 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 by His late Majesty's Order in Council, dated the 2nd November, 1907, the privilege of counting service in West Africa as double time for pension purposes was granted to Seamen and Marines under the conditions applying to men of the Army :

And whereas, under Article 1140 of Your Majesty's Royal Warrant for the Pay, Appointment, Promotion, and Non-effective Pay of Your Army, double time has since been allowed so far as the Army is concerned for service in certain districts under the Egyptian Government :

And whereas the intention of the Order in Council of 2nd November, 1907, was to place the Army and Navy on the same footing in the matter of double time

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to allow the additional concession as regards service in Egypt to Seamen and Marines, as from the date upon which it was granted to the Army, and also to apply any such privileges which may in future be granted to men of the Army to Seamen and Marines under the same conditions.

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.


1915 04 30
Colonial Allowances - Cost of Living at Jamaica
And whereas we are of opinion that the Officer appointed for Naval Intelligence Duties at Jamaica should be granted an allowance in consideration of the high cost of living in that Island

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of a Colonial Allowance at the rate of 50 per annum to the Officer appointed for Naval Intelligence Duties at Jamaica, to take effect as from the 24th day of February, 1914, the date on which the Officer in question took up his appointment.


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