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RM Officers Pay & Allowances

1909 08 17
Allowances - Royal Marines Appointed in Charge of Wireless Telegraphy Stations
And whereas we have had under our consideration the emoluments of Officers of the Royal Marines appointed in charge of Wireless Telegraphy Stations

And whereas we are of opinion that the extra responsibility imposed upon these Officers merits additional remuneration

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of an allowance of two shillings and sixpence a day to Officers of the Royal Marines when appointed for charge of Wireless Telegraphy Stations to take effect from the 14th November, 1908:

We further beg leave to recommend that an allowance of one shilling a day in lieu of servant may also be paid to these Officers while so employed to take effect from 14th November 1908.

The above-mentioned allowances to be in addition to full pay of rank.


1912 03 05
Royal Marine officer at St Helena - Forage and Cooks Allowances
And whereas it has been found necessary to employ at St. Helena an officer of Your Majesty's Royal Marines:

And whereas we are of opinion that in view of the local conditions it will be necessary for this officer to keep a horse and to engage a civilian cook:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment to him of a forage allowance of £30 a year and of an allowance of £27 a year for the purpose of obtaining the services of a cook, these allowances to take effect from the date of the officer first appointed reaching St. Helena.


LG 1912 10 18
Review of Allowances Royal Marine Officer in Command at St Helena
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council of 29th day of February, 1912, sanction was given to the grant to the Officer of Your Majesty's Royal Marines in command of the forces at St. Helena of a forage allowance of £30 a year and of an allowance of £27 a year for the purpose of obtaining the services of a cook:

And whereas further experience of the duties devolving upon this Officer has shown the necessity of granting him an increase in his present emoluments:

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 Officer holding the appointment in question the following allowances in addition to those above-mentioned, viz.:

  1. Command Money at the rate of 3s. a day retrospectively to the 9th December, 1911.
  2. An allowance of 1s. a day for carrying out the Inspection of Naval Ordnance Stores, as from the date the Officer first appointed reached St. Helena.

1913 06 20
RM Officers Pay & Allowances when Embarked
And whereas we are of opinion that Officers of the Royal Marines entered under the conditions in force prior to those sanctioned by Your Majesty's Order in Council of 8 August, 1911, should be granted an improved scale of pay when serving afloat, in view of the prolonged periods now served in the various ranks prior to promotion and the greater extent to which they are called upon to perform Naval duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of pay, at the scale shown in the annexed Schedule, to Officers of the Royal Marines of the ranks of Major, Captain, and Lieutenant, who entered prior to the 1 January, 1912, when they are embarked, subject to the proviso that this scale of pay shall not be applicable to Officers who, although borne on ship's books, are in receipt of consolidated or special rates of pay, and that the messing allowance of 6d. a day payable to Lieutenants when embarked shall cease on their becoming eligible for the rate of pay of 10s. a day.

The above proposal to have effect as from the 1st day of April, 1913.

Schedule

Pay Of Officers, Royal Marines, When Embarked.

Ranks Artillery and Light Infantry
Pay per diem.
 

s.

d.

Major: after 6 years' seniority

20

0

Major: after 4 years' seniority

19

0

Major: after 2 years' seniority

18

0

Major under 2 years' seniority

17

0

Captain after 14 years` seniority

16

0

Captain after 11 years' seniority

15

6

Captain after 8 years' seniority

15

0

Captain after 5 years' seniority

13

6

Captain after 2 years' seniority

13

0

Captain under 2 years' seniority

12

6

Lieutenants after 6 years from date of entry

10

0

And whereas we are of opinion that Officers of the Royal Marines entered under the conditions in force prior to those sanctioned by Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 8th day of August, 1911, should be granted an improved scale of pay when serving afloat, in view of the prolonged periods now served in the various ranks prior to promotion and the greater extent to which they are called upon to perform Naval duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of pay, at the scale shown in the annexed Schedule, to Officers of the Royal Marines of the ranks of Major, Captain, and Lieutenant, who entered prior to the 1st January, 1912, when they are embarked, subject to the proviso that this scale of pay shall not be applicable to Officers who, although borne on ship's books, are in receipt of consolidated or special rates of pay, and that the messing allowance of 6d. a day payable to Lieutenants when embarked shall cease on their becoming eligible for the rate of pay of 10s. a day.

The above proposal to have effect as from the 1st day of April, 1913.


1913 06 20
RM Officers Pay & Allowances
And whereas we are of opinion that Officers of the Royal Marines entered under the conditions in force prior to those sanctioned by Your Majesty's Order in Council of 8th August, 1911, should be granted an improved scale of pay when serving afloat, in view of the prolonged periods now served in the various ranks prior to promotion and the greater extent to which they are called upon to perform Naval duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of pay, at the scale shown in the annexed Schedule, to Officers of the Royal Marines of the ranks of Major, Captain, and Lieutenant, who entered prior to the 1st January, 1912, when they are embarked, subject to the proviso that this scale of pay shall not be applicable to Officers who, although borne on ship's books, are in receipt of consolidated or special rates of pay, and that the messing allowance of 6d. a day payable to Lieutenants when embarked shall cease on their becoming eligible for the rate of pay of 10s. a day.

The above proposal to have effect as from the 1st day of April, 1913.


1913 10 17
Accountant Officer and Senior Officer of RM Flagship. SO Coast of Ireland and SO Training Squadron - allowance
And whereas the Accountant Officer and the Senior Officer of Royal Marines serving in Your Majesty's Ship employed in the joint capacity of Flagship of the Senior Officer on the Coast of Ireland and Senior Officer's ship of the Training Squadron are called upon to perform extra duties in view of the special nature of their appointments;

And whereas we are of opinion that these extra duties should be recognised by an increase in the emoluments of the said Officers:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant to each of these Officers of a special allowance at the rate of 2s. 6d. a day, with retrospective effect as from 6th January, 1913, in the case of the Accountant Officer and 31st January, 1913, in the case of the Officer of the Royal Marines.


1913 10 17
Superintendent of Signalling - Additional Allowance
And whereas we are of opinion that the Officer of Your Majesty's Royal. Marines holding the appointment of Superintendent of Signalling, Royal Marines, should be granted an allowance in view of the nature and responsibility of the work devolving upon him:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of an allowance of 3s. 6d. a. day to such Marine Officer not above the rank of Captain as may be employed in this capacity, to take effect as from the 27th day of August, 1913.


1914 09 22
Royal Marines - Quartermasters - Retired Pay
And whereas we consider it desirable that an improvement should be made in the scale of retired pay of Quartermasters in Your Majesty's Corps of Royal Marines

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant to Quartermasters, Royal Marines, who attain the rank of Major, of an addition to their existing retired pay calculated at the rate of £10 for each complete year during which they serve or may have served in the rank of Major, either on the General Staff or as First Quartermaster of a Royal Marine Division or Depot, subject to the provision that the total amount of retired pay shall not in any case exceed £250 a year; this proposal only to apply to officers retired on or after the 14th day of August, 1914.


1914 10 30
RM Officers - Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 26th day of 0ctober, 1914.

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 21st October, 1914, 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 of 28th March, 1903, 1st August, 1908, and 13th June, 1913, rates of pay were sanctioned for Officers of Your Majesty's Royal Marine Force:

And whereas Your Majesty, by Your Warrant of 31st December, 1913, was pleased to approve of certain additions to the pay of Officers of Your Majesty's Army:

And whereas we are of opinion that corresponding additions should be made to the pay of Officers of certain ranks in the, Royal Marines who entered prior to the 1st January, 1912 :

We beg. leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant of increases of pay to the Officers in question, as indicated in the annexed Schedule, with effect as from the 1st day of January, 1914.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

 

Present Rates per Day.

Revised Rates per Day.

Ranks.

Ashore.

Afloat.

Ashore.

Afloat.

 

R.M.A.

R.M.L.I.

R.M.A. and
R.M.L.I.

R.M.A.

R.M.L.I.

R.M.A. and
R.M.L.I.

 

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s,

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

Lieutenant-Colonel:-

After 4 years' seniority

22

6

22

6

-

-

26

0

26

0

-

-

After 2 years' seniority

21

9

21

9

-

-

24

0

24

0

-

-

Under 2 years' seniority

21

0

21

0

-

-

22

0

22

0

-

-

Majors :-

After 6 years' seniority

18

6

18

6

20

0

18

6

18

6

20

0

After 4 years' seniority

18

0

18

0

19

0

18

0

18

0

19

0

After 2 years' seniority

17

6

17

6

18

0

17

6

17

6

18

0

Under 2 years' seniority

16

1

15

7

17

0

16

1

16

1

17

0

Captain : -

After 14 years' seniority

15

7

15

1

16

0

15

7

15

7

16

0

After 11 years' seniority

15

1

14

7

15

6

15

1

15

1

15

6

After 8 years' seniority

14

7

14

1

15

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

After 5 years' seniority

13

1

12

7

13

6

14

7

14

7

15

0

After 3 years' seniority

-

-

-

-

-

-

13

7

13

7

14

0

After 2 years' seniority

-

-

-

-

13

0

-

-

-

-

-

-

Under 2 years' seniority

-

-

-

-

12

6

-

-

-

-

-

-

After 1 years' seniority

12

7

12

1

-

-

12

7

12

1

13

0

Under 1 years' seniority

12

1

11

7

-

-

12

1

11

7

12

6

Lieutenant:-

After 6 years' seniority

-

-

-

-

10

0

9

0

9

0

10

0

After 3 years' seniority

7

5

7

0

-

-

7

5

7

0

-

-

Under 3 years' seniority

6

4

5

11

-

-

6

4

5

11

-

-

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration wag 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 10 23
Gunnery allowance to Officers of the Royal Marines
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 23rd October, 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 6th October, 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 under existing Regulations an allowance of 1s. a. day is payable to Lieutenant Commanders and Lieutenants performing gunnery duties in Ships in which a Gunnery Lieutenant is allowed but not borne

And whereas we consider that payment of this allowance should be extended to Officers of the Royal Marines

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of this allowance to Officers of the Royal Marines accordingly, with retrospective effect as from 19th September, 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.


1926 11 09
Royal Marine Officers Pay
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 4th day of September, 1926 (C.W. 745/25), 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 Orders in Council bearing dates the 8th day of August, 1911, the 11th day of October, 1912, and the 11th day of March, 1920, to approve of Royal Marine Officers of certain ranks being accorded special relative rank when embarked, and by your Order in Council bearing date the 25th day of July, 1924, to provide that certain allowances payable to Royal Marine Officers, the rates of which vary according to rank, shall be regulated according to their relative rank afloat, and not necessarily by their actual relative rank, subject to certain specified exceptions:

And whereas Your Majesty was further graciously pleased by Your Order in Council bearing date the 6th day of February, 1925, to sanction revised regulations governing the relative rank of Naval, Military and Air Force Officers, which provide inter alia, that Royal Marine Officers shall in future rank at all times in accordance with their rank in the Royal Marines ashore:

And whereas we consider that the allowances of Royal Marine Officers should not be adversely affected by Your Majesty's Order in Council last mentioned:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to direct that the allowances payable to Officers of Your Majesty's Royal Marines prior to the 6th day of February, 1925, shall remain unaffected by the changes in their relative rank made by Your Order in Council of that date.

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.


1938 04 08
RM Officers - Searchlight Duties - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of Aril, 1938.

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 18th day of March, 1938 (C.W. 2083/38) 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 Section VI to Schedule V of Order in Council bearing date the 22nd day of January, 1920, provision is made inter alia for the payment of Specialist Allowance to Lieutenants and Captains, Royal Marines, qualified in certain subjects, the allowance to be paid only when holding definite appointments for specialist duties ashore or afloat, and of non-specialist allowance to such officers when performing the duties of a specialist officer where one is allowed by the complement but not borne:

And whereas we are of the opinion that specialist and non-specialist allowance should also be payable to Lieutenants and Captains, Royal Marines in respects of searchlight duties under similar conditions:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment with effect from the 17th day of February, 1938, of Specialist Allowance at 2s. 6d. a day and Non-Specialist Allowance at 1s. a day to Lieutenants and Captains, Royal Marines m respect of searchlight duties, under the general conditions laid down in the aforesaid Order in Council.

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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