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Royal Marine Police Force

1922 10 17
Establishment of the Royal Marine Police Force
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of October, 1922.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board w Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners oaf the Admiralty, dated the 15th day d August, 1922 (N. 9639/22), in the words following, viz. :

And whereas we consider it desirable, as a measure of economy, to replace the Metropolitan Police employed at certain of Your Majesty's Naval Establishments by a Force of Retired Officers and Pensioners of the Royal Marines, to be known as the Royal Marine Police:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty will be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the formation of a Royal Marine Police Force, consisting of the following ranks, and with the rates of pay shown against each rank respectively:

  1. Retired Captains or Lieutenants, R.M.A. or R.M.L.I, employed as Officers of the Royal Marine Police, to be paid £1 per diem
  2. Grade I, consisting of Retired Warrant Officers, R.M.A. or R.M.L.I., or of Pensioners promoted from Grads II, to be paid:-
  3.  

    s.

    d.

     

    On ,promotion

    14

    0

    per diem.

    After 2½ years' service

    15

    6

    „

    After 5 years' service

    17

    0

    „

    After 10 years' service

    18

    6

    „

  4. Grade II, consisting of Long Service Pensioners, R.M.A. or R.M.L.I. of the rank of Sergeant or above, or otter Pensioners promoted from Grade III, to be paid:-
  5.  

    s.

    d.

     

    On promotion

    8

    7

    per diem.

    After 2½ years' service if passed four Grade I

    9

    1

    „

  6. Grade III, consisting of Long Service Pensioners, R.M.A. or R.M.L.I., to be enlisted in that Grade regardless of the rank held by them on pensioning, and to be paid:
 

s.

d.

 

On enlistment

6

10

per diem.

After 2½ years' service if passed for Grade II

7

4

„

All the said ranks to be provided with Service accommodation, or, if such be not available, to be granted such allowances in lieu as may from time to time be approved by us, with the consent of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury.

We beg leave further to recommend that Your Majesty may be pleased to direct by Your said Order in Council :

  1. That gratuities may be paid at our discretion to members of the Royal Marine Police Force on retirement or discharge from the Force at the following rates for each complete calendar month served in any rank of they Force, the rate of gratuity to depend in each case upon the rank held at the date of retirement or discharge:
    • Commissioned Officers: £6 a month up to a maximum gratuity of £1,080.
    • Grade I: £4 10s. a, month up to a maximum of £8.10.
    • Grade II : £1 5s. a mouth.
    • Grade III: £1 a month.
  2. That in the event of a member of the Royal Marine Police dying whilst serving in the Force, the amount of the gratuity earned by him may be credited to his estate, and that in the event of death or disability directly attributable to the conditions of service, additional compensation may be paid at our discretion to the member of the Force or to his dependent relatives according to the Regulations in force for corresponding ranks of the Royal Marines
  3. That the rates of Retired Pay or Pension granted to members of the Royal Marine Polite by virtue of previous service in the Royal Marines, may be paid to them. in addition to the special emoluments detailed above, and maybe secured to them, notwithstanding any breach of discipline committed during the period of their service, in the Royal Marine Police, provided that such breach be neither Mutiny nor Felony, nor of such a nature as to be punished by dismissal with ignominy or disgrace.

We beg leave further to recommend, that Your Majesty may be pleased to direct that the rates of pay, and of gratuity on retirement or discharge, proposed above shall have effect until the 30th day of June, 1924, and shall be liable to revision periodically thereafter, as Your Majesty in Council may be graciously pleased from time to time to direct.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in the foregoing proposals, which it is submitted should take effect from August 1st, 1922.


1923 03 16
RM Police - Pay & Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 12th day of March, 1923.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated. the 21st day of February, 1923 (C.W. 14502), in the words following, viz.:-

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of 13 October, 1922, to sanction the formation of a Royal Marine Police Force and to authorize us to employ as Officers of the Force retired Captains or Lieutenants R.M.A., or R.M.L.I., to be paid £I per diem in addition to their retired pay:

And whereas we consider it desirable that the rate of pay to be granted to these Officers shall be inclusive of retired pay:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction these Officers being paid a consolidated salary of £600 a year, their retired pay being withheld during the tenure of their appointment in the Force, and they being provided, as before, with service accommodation, or, if such be not available, being granted such allowance in lieu as may from time to time be approved by us, with the consent of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury.


1924 03 21
Hospital Charges for RM Police
At the Court at Buckingham, Palace, the 21st day of March, 1924.

And whereas it is necessary to make a deduction in respect of subsistence from the pay of non-commissioned Officers and men of the Royal Marine Police sick in hospital, these ranks being normally required to victual themselves at their own expense:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to deduct from the daily pay of such non-commissioned Officers and men while subsisted in hospital a sum as nearly as possible equal to the mean between the rates of Navy Provision Allowance and Navy Victualling Allowance prevailing at the time, power being reserved to us to fix the precise rate of deduction in accordance with the periodic fluctuations in the rates of Provision Allowance and Victualling Allowance.


1926 04 09
Rates of Pay, Retiring Gratuities etc., Titles and Conditions of Service
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of March, 1926.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 24th day of March, 1926 (N. 5141/25), in the words following, viz. :-

And whereas by Your Majesty's Orders in Council of 13th October, 1922, and 12th March, 1923, a Royal Marine Police Force was established with rates of pay and conditions of service as set forth therein:

And whereas we consider that titles should be established to designate the respective ranks of the Royal Marine Police Force:

And whereas we consider it desirable that certain of the conditions of service laid down in the above Orders in Council should be revised

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize the use of the titles set forth hereunder

Rank

Title

Commissioned Officers

Chief Inspector

Grade I

Inspector

Grade II

Sergeant

Grade III

Constable

We beg leave further to recommend that the rates of pay and retiring gratuities payable under the above Orders in Council to Commissioned Officers of the Royal Marine Police may, as from the 1st day of July, 1924, be reduced by 5½ per cent., and may be subject to further review on or after the 1st day of July, 1927, the retiring gratuity for the whole of an Officer's service in the Royal Marine Police being calculated at the rate in force at the date of retirement:

We beg leave further to recommend that Inspectors of the Royal Marine Police may, as from the 8th day of January, 1926, rank relatively with Staff Sergeants, Royal Marines, and be paid at the following rates, namely

  • On promotion - 10s. 6d. per diem.
  • After 2½ years' service in, that Grade - 12s. per diem.
  • After 5 years' service in that Grade – 13s. 6d. per diem.
  • After 14 years' service in that Grade – 15s. per diem.

We beg leave further to recommend that the rate of gratuity payable to Inspectors of the Royal Marine Police on discharge from the Force on or after the 8th day of January, 1926, may be reduced to £3 for each complete calendar month of service in any rank of the Force, subject to a maximum gratuity of £540:

We beg leave further to recommend that the gratuity payable on discharge to any non-commissioned Officer or man of the Royal Marine Police on or after the 2nd day of April, 1925, may, if his character has been assessed lower than ‘very good ' for any period of service in the Royal Marine Police, be subject, at our discretion, to a reduction of 25 per cent. in the amount earned for the period covered by such assessment; and that, in the event of a second or subsequent assessment of his character below 'very good,' the amount of gratuity earned for the periods covered by such second or subsequent assessments may be subject, at our discretion, to a reduction of 50 per cent:

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in those of the above proposals which relate to pay and gratuities.

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.


1932 04 12
RM Police - Allowances
At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 9th day of April, 1932.

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 24th day of March, 1932 (L. 505/32), 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 Constables of the Royal Marine Police should receive a special allowance when in charge of the petrol engines of motor boats employed on police patrol, in view of the special nature of the duties performed

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to approve with effect from the 29th day of February, 1932, of an allowance of sixpence a day being paid to Constables of the Royal Marine Police while allocated for duty in charge of the petrol engines of motor boats employed on police patrol work.

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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