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1910 01 18
RM Musicians - Pensions
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 10th day of January, 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 14th December, 1909, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas we are of opinion that it is desirable to improve the pension prospects of musicians serving in the bands of the Royal Marine divisions and depot owing to the limited opportunities existing in these bands of earning pensions as non-commissioned officers :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to extend to the musicians of the Royal Marine divisional and depot bands the privilege already accorded to Army bandsmen under the authority of Article 1061 of Your Majesty's Royal Warrant for Pay, Promotion, &c. (1907), viz., that they may be classed as corporals for pension purposes after five years' service on the recognized establishment of the bands.

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 07 09
Drum and Bugle Majors, and rates of pay of Buglers, R.M., Revised
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of July, 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 2nd day of July, 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 it is provided by Order in Council dated the 31st day of December, 1883, that payment shall be made at Royal Marine Divisions, &c., of fees as stated below: Fee to Drum Major, to be recovered by stoppage on Pay List from wages of Pupil. For each pupil passing to duty on fife, bugle, and drum, 21s.

And whereas we are of the opinion that it is desirable that the payment of such fees should cease, and that the rates of pay of Non-Commissioned Officers, Royal Marines, holding the positions of Drum Major and Bugle Major, and the rates of pay of Buglers, R.M., should be revised accordingly

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of Drum Majors, Bugle Majors, and Buglers, Royal Marines, at the following rates, to take effect as from the 26th day of October, 1917, except that the pay of Buglers already entered and under training on that date shall not be affected :

 

R.M.A.

R.M.L.I.

 

Per diem.

Per diem.

 

s.

d.

s.

d.

Drum Major

4

6

3

9

Bugle Major

4

2

3

6

Buglers:-

       

On entry

1

2

1

2

After 6 months' service

1

4

1

4

On final completion of training, ready for embarkation

1

7

1

5

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.


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