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Regulating Branch

1910 10 21
Leading Seamen and men of equivalent rating shall be eligible for entry in the Ship's Police
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 second 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 by an Order in Council of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria, bearing date the third day of August, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, Petty Officers of Your Majesty's Navy and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Royal Marines are alone eligible for entry in the Ship's Police :

And whereas by an Order in Council of His late Majesty King Edward the Seventh, bearing date the twelfth day of August, one thousand nine hundred and seven, the rating of Petty Officer Second Class was abolished and future appointments which under the regulations then existing would confer that rating were to be to the actual or relative rank of Leading Seaman :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to direct that Leading Seamen and men of equivalent rating shall be eligible for entry in the Ship's Police subject to such conditions, as regards seniority and qualifications as we may deem to be desirable.

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.


1924 03 25
Probationary Service in the Regulating Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of March, 1924. 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 28th day of February, 1924 (No. 9A. N.P. (2.) 415), 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 and 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 Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date of 17th May, 1920, it is directed that qualifying service for certain progressive rates of pay in the higher ratings and ranks of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines shall be performed in the same rating as that for which payment is being received:

And whereas candidates for the Regulating Branch of the Royal Navy are required to serve a period on probation as Acting Regulating Petty Officer and to revert to their former employment in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines if found to be unsuitable for the duties of the Regulating Branch:

And whereas we consider it desirable that men, who during the probationary period are found to be unsuitable for the duties of the Regulating Branch for reasons other than misconduct and consequently revert to their former position in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines should reckon the time served in the rating of Acting Regulating Petty Officer for purposes of progressive pay in their rating or rank on reversion:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the time served on probation in the Regulating Branch of the Royal Navy in the rating of Acting Regulating Petty Officer, counting as qualifying service for progressive pay in other ratings or ranks of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines to which such Probationers may revert provided that such reversion is not due to misconduct or by the desire of the man concerned; the concession to have retrospective effect from 1st February, 1919.

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.


1947 12 23
Establishment of the Rating of Leading Patrolman in the Regulating Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of December, 1947.

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 November, 1947 (N. 15264/47), 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 it was found necessary to expand the Regulating Branch as a properly regularised Naval Provost organisation to provide trained ratings to carry out the work of Naval Patrols ashore:

And whereas it was desirable for reasons of efficiency and economy to include a leading rate in the expanded Regulating Branch:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by your Order in Council to sanction with effect from 1st January 1945 the institution of the rating of Leading Patrolman in the Regulating Branch, with pay at the rate of 5s. 7d a day rising to 5s. 11d. a day after three years service in a leading rate; these rates being subject to the alterations in the pay scales for naval ratings sanctioned by Order in Council of the 26th June, 1946.

The Lords Commissioners of the Treasury have signified their concurrence in the 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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