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Good Shooting with Rifles, Pistols etc. - Prizes

1908 12 29
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of December, 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, of 19th November, 1908, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas by an Order in Council of Her late Majesty, bearing date the 7 February, 1888, sanction was given to the payment of money prizes to encourage good shooting with rifles in Your Majesty's Navy.

And whereas we are of opinion that the system of awarding such prizes is in need of revision in order fully to meet present requirements.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment of the allowances shown in the following schedule in lieu of those at present in force.

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

Schedule.

No.

Description of Allowance.

Annual Amount.

 

1

     

s.

d.

Petty officers and seamen of the Fleet.

Prize to "marksmen" in accordance with the regulations contained in the Rifle Practice Instruction.

 

2

6

and in addition for each point obtained in excess of the standard for 3rd class marksman:-

   

If the total score fall short of the standard for 2nd class marksman

0

2

If the total score fall short of the standard for 1st class marksman

0

4

If the total score exceed the standard for 1st class marksman

0

8

To take effect as from the 1st July, 1908.

          s.     d.  

2

Non-commissioned officers and men of Royal Marines when serving afloat.

Prize to "marksmen " in accordance with the regulations contained in the Rifle Practice Instruction.

 

2

6

and in addition for each point obtained in excess of the standard for 3rd class marksman :

   

If the total score fall short of the standard for 2nd class marksman

0

2

If the total score fall short of the standard for 1st class marksman

0

4

If the total score exceed the standard for 1st class marksman

0

8

To take effect as from the 1st July, 1908.

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 06
Good Shooting - Heavy, Light quick-firing and Machine Guns
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council, of 21 December, 1906, sanction was given to the payment of prize money to encourage good shooting with guns of various natures in Your Majesty's Navy, under conditions enumerated in the following Schedule:-

Description of the Allowance. Amount.
Petty Officers, Seamen and Marines Prizes to be awarded at the discretion of the Admiralty.  

Prize money for good shooting with heavy guns, light quick-firing and machine guns in ships carrying heavy guns, light quick–firing and machine guns.

Capitation allowance of one shilling and eight pence per annum on complement. To take effect from 1 January, 1907.

Prize money for good shooting with light quick-firing and machine guns in ships carrying only light quick-firing and machine guns.

Capitation allowance of one shilling and three pence per annum on complement. To take effect from 25 April, 1905.

And whereas the prize money payable in respect of any one year of a ship's commission cannot thus exceed the aggregate of the capitation allowance of one shilling and eight pence or one shilling and three pence per head of complement according to the class of ship concerned

And whereas the exigencies of Your Majesty's Naval Service frequently render it necessary that money payable in respect of a subsequent year of commission should be issued within a period of twelve months of the date of commission, so that the capitation allowances due for two separate years are paid in the course of one year:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment of the good shooting allowances due in respect of separate years at any time within the period of a ship's commission, provided that the total prize money distributed during the commission does not exceed the aggregate of the capitation allowances payable in respect of each separate year in commission, reckoning for this purpose any portion of an incomplete year as a full year; such sanction to take effect as from 1 January, 1907.


1914 10 02
Good shooting - Ships Guns - Medal and Bonus
And whereas in order to afford further encouragement to good shooting in Your Majesty's Fleet, Your Majesty has been graciously pleased to approve of the institution of a Medal and Bonus in connection with the Annual Prize Firing with Heavy Guns and Light Q.F. Guns to be granted to the best shot with each nature of gun in each ship in Commission provided he obtain the standard laid down by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

And whereas we are of opinion that the conditions as embodied in Your Majesty's Order in Council dated 20th May, 1903, should be amended so as to enable the best shots in the Fleet with each nature of gun, irrespective of the ships in which they may be serving, to be awarded the medal and bonus.


LG 1923 11 30
Gunnery & Torpedo Prize Money
And whereas we have had under consideration the question of the administration of Gunnery and Torpedo Proficiency Prize Money Funds:

And whereas by Your Orders in Council of 17th May, 1920, and 13 August, 1920, respectively, it is provided, inter alia, that no part of the Gunnery or Torpedo Proficiency Prize Money may be utilised for any purpose other than the payment of money prizes:

And whereas we are of opinion that in the interests of Fleet Gunnery and Torpedo efficiency these funds should also be available for the purchase of trophies, etc.


LG 1925 04 17
Prize Money for Pistol Firing
And whereas Your Majesty was pleased by Order in Council of the 26th September, 1891, to authorize the payment of Prize Money for Pistol Firing to Working Petty Officers, Seamen and Stokers of Your Majesty's Fleet at the rate of 1d. per head of authorized complement:

And whereas by Order in Council of the 6th February, 1922, all Naval Ratings in vessels of Your Majesty's Navy were made eligible for payment of this Prize Money:

And whereas we consider that the scale of Prize Money for Pistol Firing should be revised:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize with effect from the 1st July, 1925, the payment of Prize Money for Pistol Firing on a scale not exceeding 1s. 6d. for a score of 65 per cent. of possible points increasing by 3d. a point up to a maximum of 10s. 3d. for a score of 100 per cent. and the removal of the limit of 1d. per head of complement.


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