Senior RM Officers - Promotion

1907 09 13
Colonels Commandant
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 9th day of September, 1907.

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 twenty-third day of August, one thousand nine hundred and seven, in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by section three 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 Royal Marine Forces 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 an Order in Council of Her late Majesty bearing date the twenty-ninth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, sanctioning certain regulations with regard to Your Majesty's Corps of Royal Marines, it is provided in Clause eight that Colonels Commandant are to be appointed by selection from Colonels Second Commandant.

And whereas we are of opinion that this provision unduly restricts our discretion in the appointment of Officers to the post of Colonel Commandant.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the amendment of the above quoted clause so as to read as follows:

Colonels Commandant, Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Maine Light Infantry, are to be appointed by selection from Officers who hold the rank of substantive Colonel or substantive Lieutenant-Colonel on their respective lists.

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,
A. W. FitzRoy.

1913 10 17
Promotion for Senior Officers
And whereas, in view of the importance of the duties devolving upon the Colonels Commandant in Your Majesty's Royal Marine Force, and the numbers under their command, we consider it desirable that they should be granted higher rank

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of the rank of Brigadier-General to each of the five Colonels Commandant in Your Majesty's Marine Force.

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