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RM - Promotion

1909 11 30
Promotion of Lieutenants of the Royal Marines to the rank of Captain
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd day of November, 1909.

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 19th November, 1909, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas by Order in Council of the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, it is provided that promotion of Lieutenants of the Royal Marines to the rank of Captain shall be made in vacancies on the Establishment, or, if not sooner promoted, after eleven years' service on full pay :

And whereas the condition that only service on full pay can reckon for this promotion is likely to cause some Officers whose promotion has been delayed in consequence of a dearth of vacancies to be passed over by their juniors owing to various causes, such as time on half pay after illness, &c.:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty will be pleased by Your Order in Council to approve the substitution of the following Regulation for that contained in the Order in Council of the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eighty five, viz.:-

Lieutenants of the Royal Marines who have passed the prescribed examination, and are considered deserving of advancement, to be promoted to the rank of Captain in vacancies on the Establishment, or, if not sooner promoted, after eleven years from date of seniority as Second Lieutenant, provided that no time has been lost owing to causes within the control of the Officer himself, time on half pay for sickness due to other causes to be allowed to count up to a maximum of twelve months, but the promotion in the case of an Officer becoming otherwise entitled while on half pay not to be made till the Officer returns to duty, and then to take effect, except as regards pay and half pay, from the date on which he would have been promoted had he remained on full pay.

These arrangements to be subject to the period of service being hereafter extended if recommended to Your Majesty by us.

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.


1913 02 18
Promotion of Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men to Commissioned Rank
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th February, 1913.

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 7th day of February, 1913, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas we consider it desirable that provision should be made for the promotion of Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men to Commissioned Rank in Your Majesty's Marine Force:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the following arrangement's :

  1. Two commissions to be granted each year.
  2. Selected candidates to be given the rank of Acting Royal Marine Gunner and to be granted a Uniform Allowance of £20.
  3. After undergoing such courses of instruction as may be laid down from time to time, and after passing a qualifying examination, Acting Royal Marine Gunners to be granted the rank of Second Lieutenant, Royal Marines, receiving a further gratuity of £100 for uniform and outfit and £10 for mess entrance and subscriptions.
  4. After undergoing further instruction and after passing the examination for the rank of Lieutenant Royal Marines to be embarked in a sea-going ship for six months and to be eligible for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Royal Marines at the end of that time.
  5. The rates of pay prior to promotion to the rank of Lieutenant, Royal Marines, to be as shown in the annexed Schedule.
  6. On promotion, such Lieutenants to be governed in all respects by the Regulations in force for Officers of the Royal Marine Force.
  7. In addition to the two commissions referred to above a combatant commission as Lieutenant Royal Marines to be granted at our discretion, to any Warrant Officer, Non. Commissioned Officer, or Man who may perform some specially meritorious service or for distinguished War Service. Officers thus promoted to receive pay and gratuities for outfit and uniform and for Mess entrance and subscriptions as recommended above.
  8. Lieutenants of the Royal Marines promoted under either of the above mentioned recommendations to be included in the authorized establishment of the Corps.

Schedule.

Pay, etc., of Royal Marines selected for promotion to Commissioned Rank.

I.-Pay:

  1. On promotion to Acting Royal Marine Gunner 6s. a day:
  2. On joining the. Royal Naval College, Greenwich, for a course of instruction 8s. a day including Messing Allowance.
  3. On promotion to Second Lieutenant Royal Marines;10s. a day.

II.-Time:

Time served in the ranks and as Non-Commissioned Officer to count as half time, and time as Warrant Officer Royal Marines as full time towards the service required for the higher rates of half pay for Lieutenant and towards retirement.

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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