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1915 07 16
Naval Instructors for Temporary Service
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of July, 1915.

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 July, 1915, 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 have found it necessary to enter a certain number of Naval Instructors for temporary service in Your Majesty's Fleet:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the Regulations for such Officers set forth in the following Schedule.

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

Schedule.

Naval Instructors entered for Temporary Service.

  1. Full Pay.- Pay to be at the rate of 12s. a day.
  2. Tuition Allowance.- As paid to Naval Instructors on the Permanent List to be granted at the rate of 5 a year for each Junior Officer instructed.
  3. Half Pay.- Half Pay of 6s. a day to 'be granted during periods of prolonged sickness or extra leave.

(4) Gratuities on Discharge: On discharge (except for misconduct or incompetence) gratuities to be granted on the following scale:

  • After 2 years' Sea Service... 200.
  • After 3 years' Sea Service... 300.
  • After 4 years' Sea Service... 400.

His Majesty, leaving 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.


1917 08 10
Establishment of the Rank of Chief Naval Instructor
At the Court At Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of August, 1917.

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 28th July; 1917, 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 provision should be made for the promotion of Naval Instructors to higher Rank

We beg leave, humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to sanction the establishment of the Rank of Chief Naval Instructor under the conditions set forth in the annexed Schedule.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

Schedule

Relative Rank.- Chief Naval Instructors to rank with Captains of .3 years' seniority.

Pay.- Pay to be 1 10s. 0d. a day inclusive of all allowances.

Half Pay.- Half Pay to be at the rate of 17 s. 6d. a day.

Retired Pay.- Retired Pay to be on the existing scale for Naval Instructors, with an addition of 10 a year for each year's service as Chief Naval Instructor, subject to a maximum of 500 a Year.

Widows' Pensions etc.- Disability, Injury, and Wounds, Pensions and Gratuities, Widows' Pensions and Compassionate Allowances for Children, to be on the scale applicable to Paymasters-in-Chief.

Retirement.- Retirement to be compulsory at the age of 60. Optional retirement to be allowed at the discretion of the Admiralty at the age of 55.

Number.- The number of Chief Naval Instructors shall not exceed 4, and vacancies occurring after the first 4 appointments have been made will not be filled without the further concurrence of the Lords. Commissioners of the Treasury.

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.


1917 12 07
Granting of the rank of Chief Naval Instructor on Retirement to Naval Instructors
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of November, 1917

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 20th November, 1917, 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 of 18th August, 1917, to sanction the promotion of a limited number of Naval Instructors to the rank of Chief Naval Instructor on the Active List:

And whereas we consider it desirable that provision should be made for granting, at our discretion, the rank of Chief Naval Instructor on retirement to Naval Instructors who have the necessary qualifying service for the higher rank on the Active List:

And whereas we further consider that the rank of Chief Naval Instructor should be granted to Naval Instructor James Robert Clark, C.B., now on the Retired List, as a recognition of his services to the Royal Navy:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of these proposals, with effect, in the case of Mr. Clark, as from the 9th day of August, 1917.

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.


1918 04 16
Temporary Naval Instructors - Gratuities on Discharge from the Service
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th April, 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 28th day of March, 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of 13th July, 1915, to provide that Temporary Naval Instructors should be granted gratuities on the following scale on discharge from Your Majesty's Naval Service for causes other than misconduct or incompetence, viz.:-

  • After 2 years' Sea Service ... 200
  • After 3 years' Sea Service ... 300
  • After 4 years' Sea Service ... 400

And whereas we consider that all Service on full pay, whether at sea or on shore, should be allowed to count as qualifying Service for these gratuities:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of the above-quoted Regulations being modified by the substitution of the words "Service on full pay as Temporary Naval Instructor." for the words "Sea Service" ; time as Acting Temporary Naval Instructor while undergoing the preliminary course of instruction not to count for this purpose.

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.


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