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Bonus for Pensioners to Re-engage

1937 07 09
Bonus for Pensioners to Re-engage
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of July, 1937.

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 14th day of June, 1937, (N. 6169 / 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, in view of the expansion of Your Majesty's Fleet, it is essential that the number of fully trained and experienced men engaged for general service be increased by the re-entry of men who have been discharged to pension, and by the retention by re-engagement of men when they have completed the necessary service to qualify for pension:

And whereas, in order to encourage such men to engage for further service in Your Majesty's Navy and Marines, we are of opinion that for so long as is necessary to meet the requirements of the Fleet a special bonus of one shilling a day, to be designated Special Engagement Bonus and to be payable during the currency of re-engagement, should be instituted for such men who, after completing time for pension, are allowed to re-enter, re-engage or re-enlist for a period of general service in the Fleet not less than three years:

W e beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the above proposal, with effect from the. 11th September, 1936.

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.


1938 05 10
Pay for Pensioned Senior Rates Instructing at MN Officers Defence Courses
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 6th day of May, 1938.

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 April, 1938 (N.7251/37), 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 Orders in Council dated 28th June, 1926, and 2nd December, 1926, certain rates of pay and allowances were laid down for Pensioned Petty Officers and Non-commissioned Officers of Your Majesty's Naval and Marine Force who are employed as Instructors to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve:

And whereas we consider it desirable that Royal Naval and Marine Pensioners who are, or may be, engaged on instructional duties in connection with Merchant Navy Officers' Defence Courses should be re-entered in Your Majesty's Navy under similar conditions of service and with the same rates of pay and allowances as Instructors to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the re-entry and remuneration of such Instructors accordingly, with effect from 18th November, 1937.

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.


1941 02 07
Special Service Ratings
At the Court at Buckingham Palace the 29th day of January, X94=.

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 10th day of January, 1941 (N. 15927 / 40), 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 under the Naval Forces Act, 1903, authority is given for men and boys to be entered for combined service in Your Majesty's Navy and in the Royal Fleet Reserve, known as the Special Service system

And whereas entries on Special Service engagements have hitherto been restricted to certain branches, and Order in Council of 1st April, 1938, sanctioned the payment of Continuous Service rates of pay to those Special Service ratings of the branches in question whose pay had previously differed therefrom:

And whereas we consider it desirable to extend the Special Service system to include ratings of other branches, and we are of the opinion that there should be no difference in pay between Special Service ratings and Continuous Service ratings:

We beg humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of Continuous Service rates of pay to all Special Service ratings of all branches in which they may be entered.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1943 09 28
Naval Ratings on Regular Engagements - Gratuities
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 24th day of September, 1943.

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, 1943 (N . 28394/42), 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 deem it expedient to make special provision for the grant of discharge gratuities to certain Naval ratings on regular engagements:

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

A gratuity of 1 for each completed year of a man's service on a Continuous Service engagement or on the active service portion of a Special Service engagement (counting any final uncompleted year as a full year) shall be paid at our discretion to men, or to their estates, who:-

I. Die whilst so serving provided it be certified that death is not due to their own negligence or default.

II. Are invalided whilst so serving otherwise than by their own negligence or default, as an alternative to any gratuity payable under Order in Council of 6th February, 1922, Schedule, (Service Element) (b) and Schedule II (b), where more favourable.

III. Are discharged on completion of their Continuous Service .engagement (or active service portion of Special Service engagement) if not re-engaged and not discharged to pensions provided that they enrol in the Royal Fleet Reserve, or

have applied to re-engage, or to enrol in the Royal Fleet Reserve, but have been refused on medical grounds. or through lack of vacancies.

The gratuity will not be payable to:-

  1. Men discharged to pension, or in receipt of pension.
  2. Men, discharged by purchase or free at own request, even if they enrol in the Royal Fleet Reserve.
  3. Men discharged unsuitable, Services No Longer Required as Fraudulent entries, or otherwise on disciplinary grounds.
  4. Men refused re-engagement, or enrolment in the Royal Fleet Reserve, on account of unsatisfactory conduct or adverse recommendation.
  5. Men declining re-engagement, or enrolment in the Royal Fleet Reserve.
  6. Men discharged from their engagements for the purpose of being granted Warrants Or Commissions.

General.

  1. Service allowed to count for gratuity shall be assessed by the same rules as service allowed to count for pension by King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions.
  2. Where men who, after refusing to enrol in the Royal Fleet Reserve, on termination of active service engagement are subsequently accepted for enrolment within one year of discharge, gratuity in respect of Naval or Royal Marine Service will be payable.
  3. Men, who, after being awarded a gratuity, re-enter on an engagement to complete time for pension will be required to refund the gratuity as a condition of re-entry; but if during their second engagement they are discharged in circumstances which qualify them for a gratuity, time served under both engagements will count.

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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