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Royal Marines Pay and Allowances and Pay for Non-Substantive Rates

1908 10 27
At the Court at Buckingham Palace: the 19th day of October, 1908.

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 twelfth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and eight, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas we have had under consideration the rules governing the service of the men of Your Majesty's Royal Marine Forces, and we are of opinion that it is desirable to modify in certain respects the existing rates of pay of the Royal Marine Light Infantry, and the conditions of and provisions for the payment of pay and allowances to men of the Royal Marine Artillery and the Royal Marine Light Infantry :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the rates of pay and general provisions set forth in the annexed Schedule, the changes involved, so far as embodied in Sections I and II, to come into force as from the 1 April, 1908, but the provisions of Section III to take effect from such future dates and under such arrangements as we may direct :

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

Schedule.

I.- Substantive Pay.

Royal Marine Light Infantry.

 

Pay per diem.

 

s.

d.

Private on enlistment

1

2

Bugler on enlistment

1

3

Private, after six months' training, and having completed his recruit Infantry training, or attained the age of nineteen, whichever occurs First

1

4

Bugler, after six months' training, and having completed his recruit Infantry training, or attained the age of nineteen, whichever occurs first

1

5

Private, after passing in Naval gunnery

1

5

Musician

1

5

Corporal

2

2

Sergeant

2

10

Colour-Sergeant

3

6

II.- Non-Substantive Ratings and Pay.

Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry.

The titles of the undermentioned ratings to be altered as indicated, viz.:- *

Turret Gunlayer to become Gunlayer 1st Class.
Gunlayer to become Gunlayer 2nd Class
Turret Sightsetter to become Gunlayer 2nd Class
Sightsetter to become Gunlayer 3rd Class.

Royal Marine Light Infantry.

The rates of pay for Gunnery non-substantive ratings to be as follow, viz. :

Qualified Man in Gunnery

1d.

a day

Gunlayer 3rd Class

2d.

a day †  

Gunlayer 2nd Class

6d.

a day †

Gunlayer 1st Class

8d.

a day †

Gunnery Instructor when actually employed as such in addition to any allowance as Gunlayer, 1st 2nd or 3rd Class

6d.

a day †

* The title of Trained Man as a distinctive non-substantive rating to be abolished.

† In addition to pay as ‘Qualified Man in Gunnery.’

III.- Substantive and Non-Substantive Pay.

Royal Marine Artillery and Royal Marine Light Infantry.

The stoppage of the Non-Substantive Pay of men in the Second Class for Conduct shall be discontinued but the total daily pay, whether Substantive or Non-Substantive, of men in the Second Class for Conduct whether afloat or ashore, will be less by one-sixth than their pay when not in that class.

Non-Substantive Pay being conditional on the due efficiency and diligence required for the rating will not be payable continuously where such efficiency and diligence are not continuously maintained.

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.
W. FitzRoy.


1909 04 13
RM Extra Pay - Malta
Whereas by section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc. And whereas by an Order in Council of Her late Majesty, of 22nd November, 1890, a special allowance of one shilling and sixpence a day was authorized for the Private, Royal Marines (Tailor by trade), employed as Tailor and Storekeeper at the Royal Marine Clothing Depot, Malta :

And whereas, in order to maintain the efficiency of the Depot, it has been found necessary to employ Royal Marines thereat in the capacities of Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Assistant Tailor and Beltfitter, in addition to the one authorized as Tailor :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment, to the men so engaged, on each day of actual employment, of Extra Pay, under the scale laid down in Article 1459, clause 3, class III, of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service, with retrospective effect as from the 6th March, 1908.


1910 10 21
RM Force for duty as Signallers on board the Examination vessels - Allowances
At the Court at Saint James's, the 13th day of October, 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 twenty-fourth day of September, one thousand nine hundred. and ten, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas it has been found necessary to train non-commissioned officers and men of Your Majesty's Royal Marine Force for duty as Signallers on board the Examination vessels which will be employed on Mobilisation in connection with the control of traffic at the Naval Ports :

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 1d. a day to such non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Marines as volunteer for this service and qualify in the necessary subjects of Naval Signalling so long as they remain efficient.

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
.


1911 08 18
RM Pay when working with Army in Detention Quarters
And whereas it is considered necessary that Non-Commissioned Officers of Your Majesty's Royal Marines who may be employed in lieu of Sergeants of Your Majesty's Army as Assistant Warders at the Military Detention Barracks at Malta and Hong Kong should have their substantive pay made up to that received by Army Sergeants performing such duties.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the pay of Non-Commissioned Officers, Royal Marines, when so employed being increased accordingly, to take effect as from the 1st April, 1910.


1914 07 21
Royal Marines employed as Military Police - Pay and Allowances
And whereas we have had under our consideration the payment of extra pay to men of the Royal Marines employed with soldiers of the garrison as acting garrison Military Police at Plymouth, Devonport, Stonehouse, Portsmouth, and Chatham:

And whereas we are of opinion that these payments should be made on a more uniform system than at present, and at the same rates as are prescribed for soldiers

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment to Royal Marines employed as Military Police of the difference between their ordinary pay, including efficiency allowance, and the pay of the corresponding ranks in the Military Police, these extra rates to continue to be paid from Army funds.


1915 03 26
RM Junior Officers - Rates of Pay during period of Hostilities
And whereas the rates of pay, and the conditions of payment, authorized by Your Majesty's Order in Council, bearing date the 8th day of August, 1911, for Probationary Second Lieutenants, Royal Marines, are not applicable under existing circumstances

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize the grant of pay at the rate of 7s. 6d. a day during the period of Hostilities to Probationary Second Lieutenants, Royal Marines, when embarked or appointed to the Royal Marine Brigades or Batteries.

We further beg leave to recommend that the pay of Second Lieutenants, Royal Marines, entered temporarily for the period of Hostilities, be increased from 5s. to 7s. 6d. a day, as from the 24th November, 1914, such increase having been granted to Second Lieutenants appointed to Your Majesty's Army under similar circumstances, and that these Officers be granted pay at the rate of 8s. 6d. a day, when promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.


1915 04 30
Probationary 2nd Lieutenants, RM - Pay During Period of Hostilities
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council, bearing date the 8th day of August, 1911, the grant of pay at the rate of 5s. a day to Probationary Second Lieutenants in the Royal Marines is conditional on their having completed their first period of instruction at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich:

And whereas this condition is not applicable under existing circumstances:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty, may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize the grant of pay at the rate of 5s. a day on entry to Probationary Second Lieutenants, Royal Marines, who are sent direct to a Royal Marine Division or Depot instead of to the Royal Naval College, Greenwich - to take effect from the 24th March, 1915.


1916 02 29
RM - Introduction of Detained Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th February, 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, of 18th February, 1916, 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 Royal Marines detained beyond the period of their engagements should be paid Detained Pay of 2d. per diem as from the date of such detention, as already provided in the case of Seamen in Your Majesty's Navy

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 take effect from the 2nd August, 1914.

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 Hiss 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.


1916 06 30
RM Quarter-Masters - Gallantry in the Field - Pay
And whereas under Your Majesty's Warrant for the pay of the Army it is provided that when a step of honorary rank is conferred upon an Army Quarter-Master or Riding Master for distinguished service in the field, the Officer shall, at the same time, be advanced to the next higher rats of pay, and that, if the services rendered by the Officer are not sufficient to warrant the grant of honorary rank, but are nevertheless such as are worthy of special recognition, he may be advanced to the next higher rate of pay but without addition to his allowances :

And whereas we consider it desirable that we should be able similarly to recognise distinguished service in the field which may be rendered by Quarter-Masters of the Royal Marines:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to grant, as from the 3rd June, 1916, advancement. to the next higher rate of pay, under conditions similar to those applicable in the Army, to Quarter-Masters, R.M., who may render distinguished service in the field.


1918 06 28
Royal Marine Gunnery Instructors - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 25th June, 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 17th June, 1918, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in council of the 20th October, 1898, sanction was given for the payment of an Allowance of sixpence per diem to properly qualified Royal Marine Gunnery Instructors when employed afloat for the instruction of Royal Marine Training Classes :

And whereas we consider it desirable that the conditions of payment of this Allowance should be assimilated to those governing the payment of Non-substantive Pay to Seamen Gunnery Instructors :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction with effect from the 26th day of April, 1918, the payment at our discretion of the Non-substantive Pay of 6d. per diem continuously to such qualified Royal Marine Gunnery Instructors, and not only when actually employed on the duties afloat.

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 12 20
Royal Marine Labour Corps - Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 18th day of December, 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 December, 1918, in the words following, viz. :

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 186, 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 was found necessary to recruit as part of the Royal Marine Labour Corps, a Company of men for home service at the rates of pay shown below

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of the Company at these rates, viz.:

  s. d.  
Sergeants 3 6 a day.
Corporals 2 8 a day.
Privates 1 8 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.


1918 12 20
Royal Marine Officers' Reserve
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 18th December, 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 9th December, 1918, in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alder, 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 His late Majesty was graciously pleased by His Order in Council bearing date the 12th day of March, 1903, to sanction the formation of a Royal Marine Officers' Reserve and to provide, inter alia, that Officers of this Reserve whose services have been of a special character should be eligible:

  1. For a step of substantive or honorary rank on retirement, or
  2. For a step of Brevet rank for distinguished service.

And whereas we consider that Officers of this Reserve who are recalled to active service should be eligible to receive substantive promotion whilst serving

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to promote, if recommended, Officers of the Reserve of Officers, Royal Marines, when recalled to service, to the nest higher rank as supernumerary to the establishment, when the Officer nest below them in seniority on the active list is promoted to higher rank, in the same manner as seconded Officers.

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.


1939 09 19
Sergeant Surveyors
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of September, 1939.

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 day of September, 1939 (N. 7010 / 39), 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 Order in Council dated 19th December, 1923, sanctioned certain revised rates of extra duty pay to Royal Marines employed in appointments at the several Royal Marine Divisions and the Depot, R.M., Deal:

And whereas Order in Council dated 29th January, 1929, authorised extra duty pay to certain other Royal Marine personnel, including those employed as Surveyors, when organized in service units:

And whereas we consider it desirable to appoint a Sergeant, Royal Marines, to the staff of the School of Land Artillery for duty as Survey Instructor with extra duty pay at the rate of one shilling a day:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize the payment of extra duty pay accordingly.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1939 10 10
RM Hospital Staff Sergeants - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of October, 1939.

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 19th day of September, 1939 (N. 8361/39), 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 dated 3rd March, 1900 and 9th October, 1903, an allowance of 6d. a day for charge of medical stores is payable to Sick Berth Chief Petty Officers when acting as Wardmasters in Royal Naval Hospitals, Sick Quarters and Hospital Ships:

And whereas we consider that this allowance should also be payable, with effect from 14th September, 1939, to Hospital Staff Sergeants at the Royal Marine Infirmaries:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment accordingly.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1944 01 25
RM Military Training Instructors
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of January, 1944

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 day of January, 1944 (N. 26518/43), 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 Order in Council of 19th December, 1923, sanctioned payment of extra duty pay at the rates of 1s. 0d. and 6d. a day respectively to Military Training Instructors 1st and 2nd class, employed as such at R.M. Establishments and at the R.M. Depot, Deal:

And whereas Order in Council of 17th December, 1924, sanctioned the extension of payment of extra duty pay of 6d. a day to Military Training Instructors 2nd class, to qualified men employed as such in the R.N. Barracks, Chatham, Portsmouth and Devonport:

And whereas Order in Council of 9th October, 1933, sanctioned the extension of payment of extra duty pay of 1s. 0d. and 6d. a day respectively to Military Training Instructors 1st and 2nd class, employed as such afloat in the Flagship of each Battle, Battle Cruiser and Cruiser Squadron of Your Majesty's Fleet:

And whereas Order in Council of 29th July, 1937, sanctioned an increase in the rates of extra duty pay to Military Training Instructors to 1s. 3d. a day for 1st class Instructors, and 9d. a day for 2nd class Instructors, to be paid continuously as non-substantive pay while they continue to hold the rating:

And whereas Order in Council of 28th October. 1943, sanctioned payment of extra duty pay of 1s. 0d. and 6d. a day respectively to Military Training Instructors 1st and 2nd class, employed as such in any of Your Majesty's ships and establishments as we deem necessary for the efficient training of Royal Marine personnel:

And whereas we desire to restore, with effect from 28th October, 1943, the rates of extra duty pay for Military Training Instructors 1st and 2nd class sanctioned by Order in Council of 29th July, 1937

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, at our discretion, and with effect from 28th October, 1943 payment of extra duty pay of 1s. 3d. and 9d. a day respectively, to Military Training Instructors 1st and 2nd class employed as such in any of Your Majesty's ships and establishments, as we deem necessary for the efficient training of Royal Marine personnel.

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.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.


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