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Officers - Leave

1908 06 12
Foreign Service Leave - Approval for Additional Leave
And whereas by Order in Council of Her late Majesty of 18th May, 1881, certain changes were sanctioned in the scale of full pay leave after foreign service to certain Officers of Your Majesty's Navy:

And whereas by a further Order in Council of Her late Majesty of 19th May, 1898, the privilege of leave of absence after foreign service was extended to all Commissioned Officers below the rank of Flag Officer and to Warrant Officers of Your Majesty's Navy:

And whereas we consider it advisable to make certain alterations with the view of granting exceptional additional leave on full pay in certain cases beyond the normal period allowed by the Regulations:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction and authorize us to grant to Officers on return from foreign service, such additional leave on full pay, within a maximum of fourteen days in cases where the special circumstances of a Ship's Commission shall, in our opinion, warrant such an extension.


1916 06 27
RM Officers - Full Pay Sick Leave
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of June, 1916.

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 June, 1916, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas by Order in Council of the 29th June, 1896, provision was made for the application to Officers of Your Majesty's Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry of the provision made by Your Royal Warrants for the grant of full pay sick leave to Officers of Your Majesty's Army :

And whereas by Your Majesty's Royal Warrant a Regimental Officer, provided that there is a reasonable probability of his ultimately returning to duty, may receive full pay sick leave for a period not exceeding one year, or for a period not exceeding eighteen months in very special cases :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant of full pay sick leave, at our discretion, to Officers of Your Majesty's Royal Marine Force accordingly.

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 12 20
Officers - Foreign Service Leave and Home Leave
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 18th December, 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 8th December, 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 the Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Naval Service provide that leave may be granted to Naval Officers under the following conditions :

Foreign Service Leave,

  1. Commissioned Officers below the rank of Flag Officer, and Warrant Officers, after service on Foreign Stations, to be allowed leave with the full pay of their respective ranks for the following periods, according to the length of their total continuous service abroad:
    1. Seven days' full pay leave far each completed period of six months' Foreign Service;
    2. leave for periods of service of less than six months to be reckoned at one day for each complete month's service.

    Home Leave.

  2. Officers, holding appointments on the Home Stations, may be absent an leave for a period not exceeding forty-two days in the course of the year, but the right to such leave ceases with the appointment

And whereas we are of opinion that the period of leave allowed for Foreign Service should be increased, and the grant of such leave should be extended to Flag Officers and that unexpended home leave should not be entirely forfeited on the termination of an appointment

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve the following proposals, with effect from the 1st January, 1918:

  1. All Officers of Your Majesty's Naval Service after service on Foreign Stations, to be allowed leave with the full pay of their respective ranks for the following periods, according to the length of their total continuous service abroad:-
    1. 15 days' full pay leave for each completed period of six months' service;
    2. leave for the periods of service of less than six months to be reckoned at two days far each complete month's service
  2. Officers serving on the Home Stations to be allowed forty-two days' leave for each year of service in an appointment, any proportionate balance of leave due far the current leave year which the Officer has been unable to obtain whilst holding the appointment to be taken on the termination of his appointment, provided he is not required far service before such leave is coin. plated, on the basis of :
    1. 21 days' full pay leave for each completed period of six months' service;
    2. 3 days' full pay leave far each completed month for periods of service of lees than 6 months.

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.


1928 06 15
Officers - Foreign Service Leave
At the Court ;et Buckingham Palace, the 15th day of June, 1928.

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 15th day of May, 1928 (C. W. 3893/28), 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 the Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Navy, and in sundry Orders in Council, provision is made for the grant of leave on full pay to Royal Naval and Royal Marine Officers, subject to certain conditions:

And whereas under these Regulations and Orders in Council this privilege is not granted to Officers who are permitted to vacate appointments abroad at their own request:

And whereas we consider that we should be empowered, at our discretion, to grant to any such Officers who are allowed prematurely to vacate their appointments for reasons which appear satisfactory to us, foreign service leave on full pay according to the authorized scale from time to time in force, subject, however, to the proviso that such leave shall be calculated in the case of each Officer as from the day following the date of vacating his appointment abroad, any time during which he may be employed on naval duties during passage home being excluded:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of this proposal, with effect from 1st November, 1927.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1931 05 22
Senior Officers - Full paid leave
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of May, 1931.

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 29th day of April, 1931 (C.W. 10213/30), 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 various Orders in Council regulations have been laid down governing the extension of full pay to Officers of Your Majesty's Naval Service in respect of leave after the expiration of their appointments

And whereas under the said regulations officers whose leave after the expiration of an appointment is interrupted by a further appointment not exceeding 91 days may, on the termination of the latter, be granted an extension of full pay for the balance of untaken leave earned in the earlier appointment:

And whereas we consider that this rule requires modification as regards Naval Officers of or above the rank or equivalent rank of Captain who are eligible for full pay leave in respect of a period of foreign service rendered in such ranks:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to empower us, at our discretion and with effect from the 25th day of July, 1930, to grant to any such officer, who, before the expiration of any full pay leave due to him in respect of an appointment for service abroad, is given an appointment of more than three months but not more than one year's duration, on the expiration of the later appointment, at his option, either

  1. a period of full pay leave equal to the unexpended balance of foreign service leave due in respect of the earlier appointment at the rate of pay appropriate to the rank in which such foreign service was rendered, or
  2. a period of full pay leave equal to the unexpended balance of leave due in respect of the later appointment at the rate of pay

appropriate to the rank in which such later service was rendered,

provided, however, that such period of full pay leave shall in no case extend beyond the day preceding that on which the officer may become due for compulsory retirement, and provided also that the option, once exercised, shall be final.

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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