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Pensions & Compassionate Allces to Widows & Children of Officers in the Reserve etc.

Reserve Time etc. to Count for Pension

1914 12 01
Pensions & Compassionate Allces to Widows & Children of Officers in the Reserve
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of November, 1914.

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 26th day of November, 1914, 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 our consideration the Regulations governing the award of pensions and compassionate allowances to the Widows and Children of Officers of Your Majesty's Navy, Naval Reserve, and Naval Volunteer Reserve

And whereas we are of opinion that certain alterations are desirable in those Regulations:

We, therefore, beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously

pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize the alterations of Regulations specified in the attached Schedule.

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

Schedule.

  1. The period 'within which death must have resulted (in cases where it is attributable to the service) in tinder to render the Widow and Children eligible for the higher rates of pension and compassionate allowances, to be extended from 2 years to 7 years.
  2. The pensions and compassionate allowances at present approved for Assistant Paymasters of 6 years' seniority to be granted in future to Widows and Children of Assistant Paymasters of 4 years' seniority.
  3. Compassionate allowances on the following scale to be provided for the Widows of Sub-Lieutenants, Assistant Paymasters of under 4 years' seniority, and Engineer Sub-Lieutenants, viz. :
    1. If the Officer be killed in action or die from wounds received in action, scale 12-14.
    2. If the Officer beg drowned or suffer other violent death in an immediate act of duty, scale 9-12.
  4. Widows, Children, and other relatives of Officers who may have been granted temporary Commissions, or have held acting appointments, to beg eligible for pensions and allowances on the same scales as are prescribed for Officers of similar ranks holding permanent Commissions in the Royal Navy.

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.


1921 02 11
Reserve Time etc. to Count for Pension
And whereas the Regulations for the government off Your Majesty's Naval Service preclude time served by men in the various branches of the Home Naval Reserves forces from counting for Naval or Marine Pension, except as regards men of the Royal Fleet Reserve, who are allowed to count mobilised service under the Royal Fleet Reserve Regulations if they re-enter the Royal Navy or Royal Marines:

And whereas we are of opinion that former members of the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve who may be allowed to enter the Royal Navy or the Royal Marines as Active Service ratings should also be allowed, at our discretion, to count their previous mobilised service as Reservists for all Naval purposes:

And whereas we are also of opinion that provision should be made for previous service in Your Majesty's Royal Air Force to count towards Naval or Marine Pension, and towards the acquisition of Good Conduct Badges, in the event of ex-members of that force being allowed to join the Royal Navy or Royal Marines:

And whereas the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Royal Naval Reserve provide for the counting of mobilised service of members of that Reserve as double time for purposes of Royal Naval Reserve Pension, which is a privilege not extended to any other branch of Your Majesty's Naval Service

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

  1. The counting for all Naval purposes, at our discretion of mobilised war service rendered' by members of the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve, who may be allowed subsequently to engage for service in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, subject generally to former service being acknowledged on joining the Royal Navy or Royal Marines and entry taking place within five years of discharge from active service, and as regards pension to the conditions governing the counting of previous Army Service as prescribed in Your Regulations for the Government of Your Naval Service, except that, no restriction be placed on the period of actual mobilised service that may be allowed to count, and with the proviso that the mobilised service of ex-members of the Royal Naval Reserve shall not count double for this purpose.
  2. The counting towards Naval or Marine Pension and towards the acquisition of Good Conduct Badges, in the event of subsequent entry inter the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, of previous service in the Royal Air Force under the conditions applicable to the reckoning of previous Army Service, as laid down in the Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Naval Service.
  3. The application of these provisions to all men affected thereby who may have entered the Royal Navy or Royal Marines since the outbreak of the Great War.

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