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Flag Officers Retinues - Servants - Allowances

1907 03 26
Commuted Allowance for Flag Officers in lieu of Servants
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of March, 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 twenty-sixth day of February, one thousand nine hundred and seven, in the words following, viz. :-

Whereas by an Order in Council of Her late Majesty, bearing date the fifth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and seventy, sanction was given for the payment of Commuted Allowances on the following scale to the Commanders-in-Chief at the three Home Ports to enable them to provide their own servants in place of the Naval domestics allowed :-

Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth 500
Commander-in-Chief, Devonport 500
Commander-in-Chief, Nore 400

these rates having been fixed with reference to the cost of providing the Naval domestics in the respective numbers concerned, the appointments at Portsmouth and Devonport being held at the time by Admirals and that at the Nore by a Vice-Admiral

And whereas the importance of these commands varies from time to time

And whereas the command at the Nore has been held by an Admiral since the twentieth October, one thousand nine hundred and four

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to empower us to award at our discretion to the Commanders-in-Chief at the three Home Ports such rate of Commuted Allowance in lieu of servants, within a maximum of 500 a year, as in our opinion the circumstances of each case may warrant, this authority to have retrospective effect to the twentieth October, one thousand nine hundred and four.

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.


1908 10 27
Commuted Allowance - Flag Officer on the Staff of Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the, 19th day of October, 1908.

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 fourteenth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and eight, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas we are of opinion that, owing to the circumstances of the appointment of the Flag Officer on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief of Your Majesty's Home Fleet, he should be granted an allowance in lieu of the servants to which he would otherwise be entitled :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of an allowance in lieu of servants at the rate of two hundred pounds a year to the Flag Officer holding the appointment in question, as from the first day of March, one thousand nine hundred and eight.

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.


1912 10 18
Flag Officer Commanding the Royal Naval War College - Servants
And whereas we are of opinion that, in view of the conditions under which the Flag Officer Commanding the Royal Naval War College at Portsmouth is employed, it is desirable that he should be granted an allowance of two hundred pounds a year in lieu of the Naval Servants to whose services he is entitled:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment accordingly, with effect from the date on which the Naval Servants are reduced.


1913 06 20
Commuted Allowance in lieu of Servants
And whereas by an Order in Council of His late Majesty, bearing date the 22nd October, 1906, sanction was given for the grant at our discretion to any Captain in Your Majesty's Navy of a commuted allowance of one hundred and twenty-five pounds per annum in lieu of the servants to which he would otherwise be entitled:

And whereas we consider it desirable that we should be authorised to grant a commuted allowance at a lesser rate to any Captain holding an appointment in which he would ordinarily be entitled to two servants:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment at our discretion in such cases of a commuted allowance of seventy-five pounds per annum in lieu of the servants to which the Officer would otherwise be entitled, with retrospective effect as from the 7th October, 1912.


1913 08 22
Commuted Allowances - Senior Naval Officer, Scotland
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 12th day of August, 1913.

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 1st day of August, 1913, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas we are of opinion that in view of the conditions under which the flag officer holding the appointment of senior naval officer on the coast of Scotland is employed, he should be granted an allowance of two hundred and fifty pounds a year in lieu of the naval servants to whose services he is entitled :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment accordingly, with retrospective effect as from the first day of July, 1913:

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.


1918 01 18
Allowances in lieu of Servants
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 16th January, 1918.

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 9th day of January, 1918, 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 Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Naval Service Flag Officers serving on shore, except in certain appointments for which special rates have been laid down by Order in Council, are ineligible for an allowance in lieu of servants at a rate in excess of 40

And whereas under the said Regulations Captains in Your Majesty's Navy serving in appointments on shore are eligible at our discretion for allowances in lieu of servants at the rates of 40, 75, or 125 a year:

And whereas we consider it desirable that we should be empowered, at our discretion, to grant to Flag Officers serving on shore, except in those appointments for which special rates have been laid down, allowances in lieu of servants at the rates of 40, 75, or 125 a year, and further, with the concurrence of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury, to fix other special rates where the said rates are in our opinion inappropriate:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of allowances in lieu of servants to Flag Officers accordingly.

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.


1925 02 10
Revised Commuted Allowance for Flag Officers in lieu of Servants
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of February, 1925.

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 16th day of January, 1925, (C.W.. 5436/24), in the words following, viz. :-

Whereas in Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, wages 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 a 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 of 5th February, 1870, 22nd October, 1906, and 13th June, 1913, commuted allowances in lieu of servants were established to be paid to certain Officers of Your Majesty's Navy otherwise entitled to the services of more than one servant at the public expense:

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of 22nd January, 1920, to sanction revised rates of allowances in lieu of servants:

And whereas we are of opinion that Officers entitled to the services of more than one servant should be allowed to employ Naval servants within the full retinue prescribed in each case, subject to a reduction being made in the rates of allowances aforesaid:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant to such Officers of reduced allowances at our discretion, the reduction in each case being proportionate to the number of servants which may actually be provided within the full retinue of servants allowable.

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.


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