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Officers on the Reserved, Retired or Pension Lists - Called Out for Service

1910 03 11
Officers on the Reserved, Retired or Pension Lists - Called Out for Service - Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th March, 1910.

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 1st March, 1910, 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 Her late Majesty, of 15th September, 1887, it is provided that, when Officers on the Reserved, Retired or Pension Lists of the Navy are called out for service in time of war or emergency, they shall count such service for increase of retired pay or pension, subject to the limitations of the maximum rates assigned to their ranks :

And whereas it is found that the reassessment on this basis of the retired pay or pension of Officers in respect of such service would give rise to difficulties and anomalies which would be obviated by granting them a bonus on the amount of full pay earned in lieu of increase of retired pay or pension

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment to Officers on the Retired or Pension Lists of the Royal Navy, when called out for service in time of war or emergency, of a bonus of twenty-five percent for every pound of the full pay of their rank, earned by them, exclusive of allowances; the Order in Council of Her late Majesty above quoted being repealed accordingly.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have expressed 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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