1913 06 20
Non-Continuous Service Men - Time reckonable for Pension
And whereas, under Article 1926a, clause 2, of the Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Naval Service, Non-Continuous Service Men of the Royal Navy who are transferred to continuous service are allowed to count time for pension from the age of 18 if they have completed 10 years on the continuous service system
And whereas we consider it desirable that provision, should be made for such men, if transferred to the Royal Marines, to be similarly allowed to count towards pension time served in the Royal Navy prior to the age of 20:
We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council to authorise us to allow men transferred from the Royal Navy to the Royal Marines to reckon former service in non-continuous service ratings towards pension to the extent and under the same conditions as would have applied if they had become continuous service ratings in the Royal Navy.
1934 07 03
LS & GC Medal for NCS Personnel
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of Tune, 1934.
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 6th day of June, 1934, (N. 1759/34), 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 of 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 the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service provide for the award of the Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and Gratuity to British and Maltese Non-Continuous Service Officers' Stewards and Cooks Second Class and above and Third Class with at least five years in higher ratings; and for the grant of that decoration (without Gratuity) to all other Non-Continuous Service Petty Officers and Men, except British and Maltese Officers' Stewards and Cooks Third Class without 5 years' service in higher ratings who are not eligible either for the Medal or Gratuity
And whereas we are of opinion that the Regulations above mentioned require amendment so as to secure greater uniformity in the conditions under which the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and Gratuity are awarded:
We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to direct that all Non-Continuous Service Petty Officers and Men serving in Your Majesty's Naval Force on or after the first day of July, 1934, shall, provided they are qualified by length of service and character, be eligible for the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, without Gratuity, subject to the proviso that British and Maltese Officers' Stewards and Cooks whose pensionable Naval service commenced prior to that date shall retain their eligibility to qualify for the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal Gratuity under the conditions and provisions it present in force.
The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their, concurrence in the above 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.
M. P. A. Hankey.
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