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Courses for Retired and Reserve Officers

1911 07 11
Courses for Retired and Reserve Officers
And whereas by Orders in Council dated the 7th February, 1888, the 1st May, 1890, and the 1st August, 1896, we are empowered to appoint Retired Captains, Commanders, and Lieutenants to courses of instruction in Gunnery and Torpedo:

And whereas the developments which have taken place in Your Majesty's Naval Service render it desirable that arrangements should be made for any Officer on the Retired or Reserved Lists of Your Majesty's Navy or Royal Marines who may be selected to fill an appointment in time of emergency to undergo, such course of instruction as may be necessary to qualify him to fulfil the duties of the post he would be required to take up:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to appoint Officers on the Retired or Reserved Lists of Your Majesty's Navy or Royal Marines to such courses of instruction as may from time to time be considered necessary and to grant them while undergoing such courses the full pay (without command money) and allowances of their corresponding ranks on the Active List, payment of retired pay being suspended:

Always provided that an Officer whose retired pay exceeds his full pay shall continue to receive his retired pay instead of full pay, and that in the cases of Officers who have commuted their retired pay or who received gratuities on discharge, deductions be made from their full pay equal to the amount of retired pay commuted or to the annual value of the gratuity.


1937 06 11
Pensions
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of June, 1937.

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 11th day of May, 11937 (P.M, 1066/37), 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 by Orders in Council bearing dates the 11th day of October 1923 and the 25th day of June 1925 regulations were laid down for the grant of disability retired pay to officers of Your Majesty's Naval and Marine Forces, and scales of pensions and allowances for their widows, children and other dependent relatives respectively:

And whereas by Orders in Council bearing dates the 13th day of December 1921, the 28th day of November 1923 and the 23rd day of July 1931 as amended by Orders in Council bearing date the 4th day of May 1935 provision was made for the grant of additional retired pay under certain conditions to officers of Your Majesty's Naval and Marine Forces in respect of service in certain appointments after retirement from the Active List:

And whereas we consider it desirable to make other provisions for the grant of non-effective benefits in respect of service in the aforesaid appointments to those officers who have retired from the Active List with gratuities only:

We beg leave humbly for recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the proposals contained in the annexed Schedule.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

Schedule.

  1. The regulations laid down in this Schedule shall apply to Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines appointed after the 1st June 1936 to posts to which the provisions of Orders in Council dated the 13th day of December 1921 the 28th day of November 1923 and the 23rd day of July 1931 apply, or may hereafter apply, who have retired from 'the Active List:
    1. with gratuities, only, under normal regulations,
    2. with gratuities, only, under the Special Retirement Scheme (1934) laid down in Orders in Council dated the 26th day of February 1934 and the 13th day of August 1935.
  2. Service for the purpose of these regulations shall be such service rendered in one or more of the aforesaid posts by an officer after his retirement from the Active List as would have counted for increase of retired pay had the officer retired from the Active List with retired pay.
  3. Officers in both categories A and B above who fail to complete four years' service otherwise than on account of attributable disabilities shall not qualify for the award of retired pay, but shall be eligible on termination of service, at Admiralty discretion, for gratuities, only, at rates not exceeding 200 and 160 for each complete year of service, in lieu of the retired pay additions of one-fiftieth and one-sixtieth, respectively, as prescribed by Clauses 6 and 7 of Order in Council dated the 13th day of December 1921 and by Clause 7 of Order in Council dated the 23rd day of July 1931.
  4. An officer in category A above whose service is terminated on, or after, the completion of 4 years' service shall be eligible for service retired pay equal in amount to the additional retired pay which he would have been granted under the provisions of Order in Council dated the 13th day of December 1921 or of Order in Council dated the 23rd day of July 1931, as amended by Orders in Council dated the 4th day of May, 1935, had he retired from the Active List with retired pay; to which shall be added, if his service has been terminated on account of attributable disability, the appropriate disability addition prescribed in Schedule I of Order in Council dated the 11th day of October 1923.
  5. An officer in category B above whose service is terminated either:-
    1. on, or after, the completion of four years' service, or
    2. at any time, on account of attributable disability,

    shall be eligible for service retired pay at the rate laid down in Clause (b) (i) of Order in Council dated the 28th day of November 1923 or in Clause 7 (III) (a) of Order in Council dated the 23rd day of July 1931, less the annuity value, as determined by the Admiralty, of the gratuity, he received on retirement from the Active, List; to which shall be added, in the case of (ii), the appropriate disability addition prescribed in Schedule I of Order in Council dated the 11th day of October 1923.

  6. Officers in both categories A and B above whose services are terminated on account of misconduct may be granted such rate of retired pay or gratuity, if any, as the Admiralty at their discretion may see fit to award, provided that it be lower than the rate of retired pay or gratuity for which they would have been eligible if their service had been terminated for unsuitability or unsatisfactory performance of their duties.
  7. Where the post is one to which Clause 10 of Order in Council dated the 23rd day of July 1931 applies, widows' pensions and children's allowance at ordinary rates shall be payable in respect of officers in both categories A and B above, provided that a minimum of four years' service has been rendered and that the conditions, generally, governing such awards are fulfilled, notwithstanding the provisions of Clause 5 (g) of the Schedule of Order in Council dated the 25th day of June 1925.

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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