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Command Money

1908 03 06
Gunnery Schools - Sheerness and Devonport
And whereas we have decided to abolish as separate establishments the present Gunnery Schools at Sheerness and Devonport, and to amalgamate them with the Royal Naval Barracks at Chatham and Devonport :

And whereas it will still be, necessary to continue the appointment of a Captain in each of the combined establishments for the purpose of conducting the gunnery training, of the Port Division :

And whereas these Captains, not being in command of separate establishments, will under existing Regulations be only entitled to receive command money at the rate of five shillings per diem :

We, beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment. of command money to these Officers at the rate of twelve shillings per diem, as heretofore.

We further beg leave to recommend that the special allowance of one shilling and sixpence per diem payable under Orders in Council of. the sixth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two, and thirtieth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, to the chief or senior gunners at the gunnery schools at Devonport and Sheerness when separate establishments, may be continued on the amalgamation of the schools with the respective Royal Naval Barracks :

We would submit that the above proposals take effect from the fifth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and seven, so far as they affect the gunnery school at Devonport.


1908 12 29
Captain in Charge and King's Harbour Master at Portland - Command Money & Captain's Clerk allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of December, 1908.

Present, The Kingís 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 eighteenth day of December, one thousand nine hundred and eight, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas it has been found necessary to appoint a Senior Captain on the Active List for duty as Captain in Charge and King's Harbour Master at Portland and also to appoint an Assistant Paymaster to act as Captain's Clerk:

And whereas the Officer appointed as Captain in Charge, not being in command of a ship, is, under the regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service, only entitled to Command Money at the rate of five shillings a day :

And whereas we consider that he should receive Command Money at the rate allowed to an Officer of this rank in command of an establishment, viz. :-Twelve shillings a day, and that the Captain's Clerk should receive an allowance of two shillings and sixpence a day :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order iii Council to sanction payment accordingly as from the 20th October last.

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, etc.
W. FitzRoy.


1909 07 16
Command Money - Special Service Vessels
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 3rd day of July, 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, of 30th June, 1909, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas from time to time it is found to be desirable to appoint an Officer of the rank of Commander to the command of a division of special service vessels in lieu of an Officer of the rank ordinarily appointed, viz., a Captain

And whereas we consider that all Commanders so appointed should, in view of their duties and responsibilities, be granted the seagoing command money of their rank, viz., three shillings and ninepence a day

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment accordingly as from 1st August, 1908.

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.
A. W. FitzRoy
.


1910 10 21
Command Money - Lieutenants appointed in charge of Flotillas of Submarines
At the Court at Saint Jamesís, the 13th 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, of 10th day of October, 1910, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas in time of war or emergency it may be found necessary to place Officers of Your Majesty's Fleet in command of groups of certain vessels for special duty:

And whereas we are of opinion that provision should be made for the payment of Command Money in such cases :

And whereas we are further of opinion that Lieutenants appointed in charge of groups of such vessels or of Flotillas of Submarines should be granted the extra one shilling a day which is allowed by the Regulations to Lieutenants in command of any Ship or Tender :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize :-

  1. The payment of Command Money at sea going rates to Officers, whether on the Active, Retired or Emergency list, appointed for the aforesaid special duty, and when Lieutenants are appointed for this duty the payment of one shilling a day to each in addition to full pay :
  2. The payment of one shilling a day in addition to full pay to each Lieutenant in charge of a Flotilla of Submarines :

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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1912 10 18
Commodore Second Class for Command of Submarine Service - Command Money
And whereas in consequence of the development of the Submarine Service we have found it necessary to relieve the Inspecting Captain of Submarines of the command of the Submarine Depôt Ship at Portsmouth and to appoint him a Commodore Second Class in charge of the Submarine Service:

And whereas we are of opinion that payment of Command Money to this Officer should be continued, notwithstanding that he is not in the actual command of a ship or establishment:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize the payment of Command Money at the rate of 12s. a day to the Commodore Second Class in charge of the Submarine Service as from the 31st day of August, 1912.


1913 06 20
Command Money - Commodores
And whereas under the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service Commodores of the Second Class are only entitled to the higher rates of Command Money when in actual command of a ship or establishment

And whereas we consider it desirable that provision should be made for the payment of Command Money at the higher rates to Commodores of the Second Class when not in actual command of a ship or establishment

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of Command Money accordingly as from the 5th day of April, 1913, in such cases as we, in conjunction with the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury, may consider desirable.


1914 10 16
Command Money - Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla on the Mediterranean Station
And whereas the Captain in command of the Torpedo Boat Destroyer Flotilla on the Mediterranean Station is accommodated in a Destroyer when the Depot Ship for the Destroyers is temporarily detached from the Flotilla, and while so absent from the Depot Ship is precluded under existing regulations from receiving Command Money:

And whereas We are of opinion that Command Money should be payable in such circumstances:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of Command Money accordingly, with retrospective effect as from the 5th day of May, 1914.


1921 03 18
Command Money and Entertaining Allowance
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, to sanction, inter alia, revised rates of Command Money for Officers in command of individual ships of Your Majesty's Fleet and to authorize the payment of Entertainment Allowance to Captains and Commanders appointed in command:

And whereas we consider that at our discretion all or any of the Officers who maybe placed in command of groups of vessels of Your Majesty's Fleet should receive payment of command money together with Entertaining Allowance, where appropriate:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to grant at our discretion, and with effect as from the 1st July, 1924, Command Money and Entertaining Allowance at the rates laid down in Your Majesty's Order in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, to such of the Officers in command of groups of vessels as we may think proper, seagoing or harbour rates to be payable as follows:

Command of groups of submarines in full commission.

Seagoing rates.

Command of groups of vessels, other than submarines, in full commission.

Seagoing rates or Harbour rates, according to the nature of the employment.

Command of groups of ships in Reserve Commission (including submarines).

Harbour rates except Commanders (D) who hold sea-going posts.

The allowances hereby authorized to be additional to the Command Money and Entertaining Allowance issuable in respect of individual ships in the group, and, in then case of Captains, to be at such of the rates authorized for that rank as may to the Admiralty appear appropriate in each instance:


1921 04 01
Ratings - Command Money
Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 11 March, 1921 (N.P. (4)1742/20), in the words following viz. :

And whereas during the war it was frequently found necessary to place ratings in charge of small vessels, and an allowance of Nine pence per diem was payable temporarily to ratings assuming command in such circumstances:

And whereas we are of opinion that payment of this allowance should now be perpetuated:

We beg leave humbly to submit that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment subject to our discretion and with effect from, the 21st day of February, 1921, of an allowance of Nine pence per diem, Command Money to ratings, who on account of service exigencies may be placed in command of Your Majesty's Ships.


1923 01 30
Command Money & Entertaining Allowance - China Station
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of 22nd January, 1920, (Schedule V, Section VI), to approve, inter alia, of the payment to Captains appointed as Chief of the Staff or Flag Captain of Command Money at the rate of 7s. a day and Entertaining Allowance at the rate of 5s. a day:

And whereas under the conditions at present prevailing it is frequently necessary for the Commander-in-Chief, H.M. Ships and Vessels, China Station, to be absent from his Flagship on duty for varying periods, and we are of opinion that during such absences if in excess of 9 days the allowances referred to may be inadequate to compensate the Officer holding the combined appointment of Chief of the Staff and Flag Captain to the Commander-in-Chief, China Station, for the increased responsibility and expenses for messing and entertaining to which he becomes liable:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve, with effect as from 1st April, 1920, the payment of Command Money and Entertaining Allowance to the Officer appointed as Chief of the Staff and Flag Captain to the Commander-in-Chief, China, at the rates of 10s. and 8s. a day respectively for the whole of every period during which the Commander-in-Chief has been or may be absent on duty from the Flag Ship for more than 9 days, provided that the ship commanded by the Flag Captain is one which apart from her employment as Flag Ship would carry these rates when in full commission, this arrangement to be subject to the continuance of the special conditions as aforesaid.


1927 11 08
Command Money on Drifters
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 3rd day of November, 1927.

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 13th day of September, 1927 (C.W. 8341.27), 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, of 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 Orders in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, and the 9th day of March, 1921, to sanction, inter alia, rates of Command Money for Officers in command of ships of Your Majesty's Fleet:

And whereas we consider that in certain circumstances Officers placed in command of drifters attached to ships of the sea going fleets should be eligible to receive Command :Money notwithstanding that such drifters are not formally commissioned:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of Command Money at the appropriate rates to Commanding Officers of drifters attached to ships of the sea going fleets when the drifters are on passage of over 24 hours' duration or when absent at sea over night, payment to be conditional upon the crews allocated to the drifters actually living and sleeping on board.

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.

M. P. A. Hankey.


1932 04 12
Command Money & Entertainment Allowances
At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 9th day of April, 1932.

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 29th day of March, 1932 (C.W. 2159/32), 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 by Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, Your Majesty was pleased to sanction, inter alia, revised rates of Command Money for Officers in command of Your Majesty's ships and shore establishments and to authorise the payment of Entertaining Allowance to Officers appointed in command

And whereas we consider that the Engineer Captain appointed in command of the Mechanical Training Establishment at Chatham should receive Command Money and Entertaining Allowance

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorise the payment to this Officer, with effect from the 1st day of January, 1932, of Command Money and Entertaining Allowance at the daily rates of 7s. and 5s. respectively.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1934 05 25
Command Money & Entertainment Allowance - China Station
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of May, 1934.

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 7th day of May, 1934, (C.W. 2229/34), 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 bearing date the 29th day of January, 1923, to approve the payment of Command Money and Entertaining Allowance in certain circumstances at the rates of 10s. and 8s. a day respectively to the Officer holding the combined appointments of Chief of the Staff and Flag Captain to the Commander in Chief, China:

And whereas we are of opinion that the subsequent separation of the appointments of Chief of the Staff and Flag Captain to the Commander in Chief, China, has in no measure decreased the responsibility and expenses of the Flag Captain for messing and entertaining during the still frequently necessary absentee of the Commander in Chief from his Flag Ship on duty

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve the payment of Command Money and Entertaining Allowance to the Officer appointed as Flag Captain to the Commander in Chief, China, at the rates of 10s. and 8s. a day respectively for the whole of every period during which the Commander in Chief may be absent on duty from the Flag Ship for more than nine days, provided that the ship commanded by the Flag Captain is one which apart from her appointment as Flag Ship would carry these rates when in full commission and that this arrangement be subject to the continuance of the necessity for the Commander in Chief's frequent absences on duty.

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.


1934 07 31
Command Money and Entertainment Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of July, 1934.

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 4th day of July, 1934 (C.W. 2933/34), 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 by Section VI, Schedule V, to Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction the payment of certain rates of Entertaining Allowance to officers of the rank of Captain and Commander in Your Majesty's Fleet, the rates for Captains being dependent upon the rate of Command Money payable:

And whereas we are of opinion that the rate of Entertaining Allowance payable to a Captain should not necessarily be dependent upon the rate of Command Money payable:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorise us to pay Entertaining Allowance to Captains holding the prescribed appointments at the rate of 8s., 5s., or 2s. 6d. a day at our discretion in conjunction with the payment of Command Money at the rate of 10s. a day.

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.


1935 10 04
Command Money & Entertainment Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 3rd day of October, 1935.

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 18th day of September, 1935 (C.W. 7741/35), 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 by Section VI, Schedule V to Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction the payment of certain rates of Entertaining Allowance to Officers of the rank of Captain and Commander in Your Majesty's Fleet, such rates being dependent upon the rate of Command Money payable:

And whereas by Your Order in Council bearing date the 25th day of July, 1934, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to authorise us at our discretion to pay Entertaining Allowance to Captains holding the prescribed appointments at the rate of 8s., 5s. or 2s. 6d. a day in conjunction with the payment of Command Money at the rate of 10s. a day

And whereas we are of opinion that the rates of Entertaining Allowance payable to Captains should be independent of the rates of Command Money payable, and that Commanders should be eligible for a rate of 5s. a day in certain circumstances:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to annul the provisions of Order in Council bearing date the 26th day of July, 1934, and to authorise us, at our discretion, to pay Entertaining Allowance to Captains and Commanders holding the prescribed appointments at the following rates with effect from the 18th June, 1935:

  1. Captains.
  2. At 8s., 5s. or 2s. 6d. a day in conjunction with any of the rates of Command Money of 10s. 8s. or 5s. a day.

  3. Commanders.

At 5s. or 2s. 6d. a day in conjunction with Command Money of 5s. a day.

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.


1935 12 24
Command Money - China Station
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of December, 1935.

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 November, 1935 (C.W. 9359/35), 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 by Section VI, Schedule V to Order in Council bearing date the 22nd January, 1920, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction; inter alia, the payment of Command Money to Flag Captains at the rate of 7s. a day

And whereas by Your Order in Council bearing date the 14th day of May, 1934, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction, inter alia, the payment of Command Money to the Flag Captain to the Commander-in-Chief, China, at the rate of 10s. a day for the whole of every period during which the Commander-in-Chief may be absent from the Flag Ship for more than nine days, provided that the ship commanded by the Flag Captain is one which apart from the appointment of Flag Ship would carry this rate when in full commission:

And whereas we consider that there is no longer any justification for the payment to a Flag Captain of a rate of Command Money lower than that appropriate to his ship, if not employed as a Flag Ship:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to cancel the provisions of Orders in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, and the 14th day of May, 1934, in so far as they relate to the payment of Command Money to Flag Captains and the Flag Captain to the Commander-in-Chief, China, respectively, and to sanction with effect from the 30th day of October, 1935, the payment to all Flag Captains of Command Money at the rates normally applicable to the ships commanded by them.

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.


1936 10 30
Command Money & Entertainment Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of October, 1936.

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 2nd day of October, 1936, (C.W./N. 4119/36) 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 by Section VI of Schedule V to Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, rates of Command Money and Entertaining Allowance were established inter alia for Naval Officers appointed in command of Ships or Shore Establishments:

And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 9th day of November, 1920, provision was made for the payment of Command Money to Lieutenant-Colonels or Majors of the Royal Marines placed in independent command of Royal Marine Battalions detached from their Divisions and Depot:

And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 27th day of October, 1930, payment of Command Money was authorised, at the rates approved from time to time for Lieutenant-Colonels and Majors, R.M., commanding Royal Marine Battalions, to Officers of those ranks when placed in command of other independent units, which, though not organised in the form of a Battalion, approach the strength of a Battalion and entail responsibilities analogous to those involved in the command of a Battalion:

And whereas we consider that Captains and Commanders, Royal Navy, appointed in command of Royal Navy Battalions should receive Command Money and Entertaining Allowance; and that the rate of Command Money for Lieutenant-Colonels commanding R.M. Battalions or analogous units should be increased:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of Command Money and Entertaining Allowance to Officers appointed in command of Royal Navy and Royal Marine Battalions at the following rates:-

 

Per diem.

 

s.

d.

Captains, R.N.

   

Command Money

7

0

Entertaining Allowance

5

0

Commanders, R.N.

   

Command Money

5

0

Entertaining Allowance

2

6

Lieutenant-Colonels, R.M.

   

Command Money

7

0

the rates of Entertaining Allowance to be payable at our discretion according to circumstances.

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. M. P. A. Hankey.


1945 11 02
Command Money and Entertainment Allowance to Commanders
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th day of October, 1945.

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 11th day of October, 1945, (C.W. 68243/45) 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 by Schedule V, Section VI, to Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, sanction was given, inter alia, to the payment of Command Money and Entertaining Allowance to Captains appointed in command of Shore Establishments:

And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 25th day of April, 1941, sanction was given to the payment of Command Money and Entertaining Allowance at the daily rates of 5s. 0d. and 2s. 6d. respectively to Commanders appointed in command of Royal Naval Air Stations:

And whereas we are of opinion that, in view of their responsibilities, Commanders in command of other shore establishments should also receive Command Money and Entertaining Allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorise the payment to these officers of Command Money at the daily rate of 3s. 0d., and at our discretion, Entertaining Allowance at the daily rate of 2s. 0d. with effect from the 9th day of February 1942.

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.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.


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