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1914 10 27
Ratings Re-entry into RN - Time to Qualify for Pension
And whereas by the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service, men who have been discharged from the Royal Navy or Royal Marines for reasons other than that of medical disability may, in the event of re-entry therein, count all former service with character not inferior to 'Fair' towards pension, only provided that a break of five years did not take place between the two services:

And whereas we consider that it is desirable that this condition should be modified in the case of suitable men whom it is deemed expedient specially to allow to re-enter during the period of the War:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to grant to all Seamen and Marines who are allowed to re-enter during the period of the War the privilege of counting their former service towards pension irrespective of the period they have been out of the Service.


1919 08 19
Petty Officers deserving of advancement - Time to Count for Pension
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 18th day of August, 1919.

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 29th day of July, 1919, in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas, it is provided by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, that all pay, pensions, or other allowances in the nature thereof, payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or 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 it was provided by Your Order in Council of the 16th day of December, 1912, that Chief Petty Officers of the Seaman, Signal, Telegraphist and Stoker Branches of Your Majesty's Navy should receive increments of pay after three years of service as such:

And whereas, owing to the small number of Chief Petty Officers compared with Petty Officers in these Branches, and the consequent slow rate of promotion, the great majority of Chief Petty Officers complete time for pension before they have served three years in that rating:

And whereas it is considered desirable, that Petty Officers deserving of advancement should not be debarred from attaining the rates of pay and pension which they would earn by longer service in the rating of Chief Petty Officer:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to direct that, subject to reconsideration after the. War, all time over eight years served in their respective ratings subsequent to the 30th of June, 1918, by Petty Officers, Yeoman of Signals, Petty Officer Telegraphists, Sailmakers and Stoker Petty Officers in Your Majesty's Navy, provided that they are recommended for advancement to the rating of Chief Petty Officer, may count towards increase of pay after such advancement, and, in reckoning pension, as time served in the rating of Chief Petty Officer.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in the foregoing 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.


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