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Royal Marine Garrison at Cromarty

1914 07 21
Allowances for RM Officers serving on Cromarty
And whereas the Officers, Royal Marines, in command of the Royal Marine Garrison at Cromarty, and acting as Adjutant and Gunnery Instructor to the Garrison respectively, are required to perform special duties which in our opinion should be recognised by the grant of allowances in addition to their other emoluments

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of Command Money at the rate of 100 a year to the Officer Commanding the Garrison at Cromarty, and of a special allowance at the rate of 3s. 6d. a day to the Officer acting as Adjutant and Gunnery Instructor, with retrospective effect in each case as from the date on which the Officer commenced duty.


1914 11 13
Pay and Allowances for RN & RM Personnel at Cromarty
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 10th day of November, 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 30th day of October, 1916, 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 we are of opinion that the duties and responsibilities of Non-Commissioned Officers and Men belonging to the Royal Marine Garrison at Cromarty in certain cases warrant the grant of additional remuneration

'We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sand ion the Rates of Allowances and Extra Pay shown in the annexed Schedule, with retrospective effect so as to cover payment in respect of any of these duties which have actually been carried out since the Garrison has been in occupation.

e would further submit that such Allowances and Extra Pay may be payable, at our discretion, to any additional men whose employment on the duties specified may become necessary.

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

Schedule.

 

Per diem.

Quartermaster-Sergeant for victualling and other duties

6d.

Sergeant-Major and Orderly Room Clerk

6d.

Cook

6d.

Blacksmith

9d.

Carpenter

9d.

Painter - Plumber
Extra Pay, payable only in respect of days when actually so employed
1s. each.

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.

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