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Officers - Pay

1908 07 10
Full Pay Sick Leave
And whereas by an Order in Council of Her late Majesty bearing date the nineteenth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight, full pay sick leave up to a limit of three months is granted to Officers of Your Majesty's Navy who become unfit for service at home or abroad from causes beyond their own control:

And whereas we consider it desirable that in certain cases this period of full pay sick leave should be extended:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to extend the period of full pay sick leave as from the first day of October last up to a maximum of twelve months in the following cases when recommended by the Director-General of the Medical Department of Your Majesty's navy:

  1. Junior Officers of the actual or relative rank of Sub-Lieutenant or under
  2. Other Officers when the circumstances are such as to call for exceptional treatment, viz.: when the illness is due to service in the Tropics or unhealthy climate, or when the rate of half-pay is very small, or when heavy expenses for medical treatment have necessarily been incurred by the Officer.

The extension of full pay sick leave in either case to be granted only when the Officer's illness is due to causes beyond his own control and there is a reasonable probability of ultimate return to duty.

The period of full pay sick leave granted to Officers to include time which may be spent in hospital but not full pay leave earned by Foreign Service, the latter being granted on completion of period of full pay sick leave except in the cases of Officers invalided from Your Majesty's Navy who will not be granted any period of Foreign Service leave.


1909 03 16
Pay - Commanders
And whereas we have had under our consideration the rates of full and half pay at present applicable to Commanders in Your Majesty's Naval Service:

And whereas we are of opinion that these rates are no longer adequate:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the following proposals to take effect from 1st April, 1909:-

  1. Full pay of Commanders to be at the rate of twenty-two shillings a day
  2. Half-pay to be at the rate of eleven shillings and sixpence a day for the first one hundred and eighty-five Commanders on the list and ten shillings a day for the remainder.

1911 05 12
Pay of Captains of Vernon and Excellent
And whereas we have had under consideration the emoluments of the Captains of Your Majesty's ships ‘Excellent' and 'Vernon.'

And whereas we are of opinion that, having regard to the important and responsible nature of the duties of these officers, their present emoluments are inadequate.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment to these Officers of a salary of £1,000 per annum, in lieu of full pay and command money, to take effect as from the 1st January, 1911.


1912 05 21
Acting Sub-Lieutenant - Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of May, 1912.

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 May, 1912, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas it has been decided that Midshipmen shall be rated Acting Sub-Lieutenant on passing in seamanship and navigation after 2 years and 4 months' service afloat in the former rank:

And whereas we are of opinion that Midshipmen thus rated Acting Sub-Lieutenant should receive an advance of pay :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to pay to Midshipmen rated Acting Sub-Lieutenant under this arrangement full pay at the rate of 3a. 6d. a day.

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.


1913 06 20
Sub-Lieutenants - Allowance when employed in Engineroom and suitably qualified
And whereas it may be necessary from time to time to employ Sub-Lieutenants of the Royal Navy for duty in the engine-room department of Your Majesty's Ships:

And whereas we are of opinion that Sub-Lieutenants so employed should receive some extra remuneration:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize the payment of an allowance at the rate of two shillings and sixpence a day to any Sub-Lieutenant employed as part of the staff of the engine-room department of Your Majesty's Ships, provided he has obtained a certificate that he is capable of performing the duties of a junior Engineer Officer.


1913 08 22
Older Naval Cadets entrants - Pay
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 a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 6th 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 in our opinion the requirements of Your Majesty's Fleet render it necessary that a limited number of Naval Cadets should be entered at a later age than under existing regulations, and be advanced under special conditions :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the following rates of pay for Cadets thus entered

  1. The pay of a Cadet on entry to be 1s. a day, until the rank of Midshipman is attained
  2. The pay when advanced to Acting Sub Lieutenant to be 3s. 6d. a day.

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.


1914 07 21
Consolidated Salary - Inspecting Captain of Mine Sweeping Vessels
And whereas the Captain appointed as Inspecting Captain of Mine Sweeping Vessels is in receipt of the ordinary Naval rate of full pay together with Command Money, Lodging Money, Provision Allowance and Servants Allowance :

And whereas we are of opinion that having regard to the important nature of. his duties, the total emoluments received by this Officer are inadequate:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to pay to the Inspecting Captain of Mine Sweeping Vessels a consolidated salary of £800 per annum, in lieu of his present emoluments, as from the 11th February, 1914.


1915 02 12
Commodore Training Service - Pay and Allowances
And whereas we consider it desirable to confer on the Captain selected to supervise the Training Service of Your Majesty's Navy the rank of Commodore, First Class, and to grant him a consolidated salary of £1,200 a year, together with Table Money at the rate of 30s. a day payable when absent on inspection duties

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the rank and emoluments of this Officer accordingly, temporarily during the period of hostilities, with effect as from the 1st January, 1915.


1916 10 03
Half-Pay - Sub-Lieutenants and Assistant Paymasters, Officers of the RNAS
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 3rd day of October, 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 8th day of September, 1916, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas it is desirable that the rates of half-pay of Sub-Lieutenants and Assistant Paymasters of Your Majesty's Navy should be revised, and that rates of half-pay should be. established for Officers on the Permanent List of the Royal Naval Air Service:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the following proposals:-

  1. The rate of half-pay of Sub-Lieutenants and Assistant Paymasters, R.N., to be increased from 2s. 6d. to 3s, 6d. a day, and the present condition that these Officers shall be eligible for half-pay only when invalided from sickness or injuries contracted in the Service to be rescinded. This proposal to take effect from the 9th August, 1916.
  2. Officers on the Permanent List of the Royal Naval Air Service who are entered from civil life, and Officers of the Royal Navy who are graded in the Royal Naval Air Service, to be eligible for half-pay at the rates applicable to the relative Naval Rank of their substantive Air Service Grade, except in cases where a Naval Officer holds higher Rank in the Royal Navy than that which he holds in the Royal Naval Air Service, in which cases the half-pay of the Naval Rank to be payable. This proposal to take effect from the 14th December, 1915.
  3. All Junior Service in the Royal Naval Air Service to count, where applicable, towards the half-pay of higher Ranks in that Service, provided that only Junior Service covered by confirmation is allowed to count.

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.


1917 09 25
Senior Senior Lieutenant Commander or Lieutenant - Mining School at Portsmouth
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 24th day of September, 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 29th day of August, 1917, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas under the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service an allowance is payable to the Senior Lieutenant Commander or Lieutenant of a Ship in commission

And whereas we consider that the duties and responsibilities devolving upon the Senior Lieutenant of the Mining School at Portsmouth warrant the grant to him of similar extra remuneration :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize the payment of Senior Allowance, at the usual rates, to the Senior Lieutenant-Commander or Lieutenant of the Mining School, with effect from the 15th August, 1917.

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.


1917 09 28
Engineer Lieutenants promoted from the rank of Mate (E) - Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 24th day of September, 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 September, 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 3rd February, 1915, to approve of the initial rate of pay of Lieutenants, Royal Navy, being increased from 10s. to 11s. a day:

And whereas we are of opinion that the initial rate of pay for Engineer Lieutenants promoted from the rank of Mate (E) should be similarly increased:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of Mates (E) being granted pay at the rate of 11s. a day on promotion to the rank of Engineer Lieutenant, with effect from the 1st November, 1916.

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 02 05
Pay - Naval General Staff Officers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th February, 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 16th 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 we consider that the emoluments of Naval General Staff Officers, who are serving at Ports where Military General Staff Officers are also stationed, should be not less than the consolidated rates laid down for General Staff Officers of Your Majesty's Army:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty maybe graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of these Officers being granted Pay at the Consolidated Rates applicable to Army General Staff Officers, together with Colonial Allowance at the Army Rate where such is payable, with effect as from the 30th June, 1917, unless it would be to their advantage to receive the Pay and Allowances of their Rank.

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


1926 11 09
Advances on Their Discharge on Foreign Stations for Passage Home
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of November, 1926.

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 27th day of September, 1926 (N.P. (1) 3311/1926), 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 by Orders in Council bearing dates the 25th day or November, 1816, and the 30th day of June, 1860, we are empowered to make advances on account of pay in certain cases to the Officers of Your Majesty's Fleet on taking up an appointment:

And whereas we are of opinion that we should be further empowered to make advances on account of pay to Officers on their discharge from Your Majesty's ships on foreign stations for passage home

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to grant advances of pay to Officers accordingly, subject to the following conditions:

(a) That no advance be granted to an Officer not entitled to full pay during passage home.

(b) That the amount of the advance shall in no case exceed the pay which would in the ordinary course be due to the. Officer on the date of his arrival in England.

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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