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Serving and Reserve Surgeons - Pay

Conditions of Service

Changes in Titles of some Ranks

1911 08 18
And whereas under section 3 of the Naval Forces Act, 1903, it is provided that any Volunteer Officer, or man when training afloat or called out for actual service shall be deemed to be serving in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force within the meaning of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865:

And whereas we are of opinion that it is desirable to make certain alterations in the titles, to improve the full pay and allowances, and to extend the Regulations governing promotion and retirement of Medical Officers of Your Majesty's Naval Service ; and, further, to increase the emoluments of Medical Officers of Your Majesty's Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve when called into actual service:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council., to sanction the following proposals, to take effect from the first day of July, 1911, except where otherwise stated.; and, further, that the alterations in the rates of pay and. allowances for the Sick Berth Staff of Your Majesty's Fleet, as sanctioned by Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the fifth day of July, 1911, may also take effect from the first day of July, 1911.

Alteration In Titles.

The titles ‘Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets' and ' Deputy Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets ' to be replaced by ` Surgeon General, Royal Navy,' and `Deputy Surgeon General, Royal Navy,' respectively.

Full Pay.

The following scale of full pay for Medical Officers to be substituted for that now in force in the cases of all Officers entered in the future and of such Officers now on the list, as elect it in preference to the old scale, Fleet Surgeons already entitled to pay at 36s. a day, being permitted to continue to receive this rate without prejudice to their election of the new scale:

Rank.

Daily.

Annual.

 

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

Surgeon - on entry

0

14

0

355

10

0

Surgeon after 2 years

0

15

0

273

15

0

Surgeon after 4 years

0

17

0

310

5

0

Surgeon after 6 years

1

18

0

328

10

0

Staff Surgeon - on promotion

1

0

0

365

0

0

Staff Surgeon after 2 years

1

1

0

383

5

0

Staff Surgeon after 4 years

1

4

0

438

0

0

Staff Surgeon after 6. years

1

5

0

456

5

 

Fleet Surgeon - on promotion

I

7

0

492

15:

0

Fleet Surgeon after 2 years

1

8

0

511

0

0

Fleet Surgeon after 4 years

1

10

0

547

10

0

Fleet Surgeon after 6 years

l

11

0.

565

15

0

Fleet Surgeon after 8 years

1

13

0

602

5

0

Fleet Surgeon after 10 years

1

15

0

638

15

0

Deputy Surgeon General

2

5

0

821

5

0

Surgeon General

 

-

 

1300

0

0

Charge Pay.

Charge pay at the Training Establishment at Shotley to be granted to Fleet and Staff Surgeons in charge of Medical duties as follows: -

Fleet Surgeons of four years' seniority 5s. 0d. a day.
Fleet Surgeons under four years' seniority, and Staff Surgeons 2s. 6d. a day. 

The Medical Officer in charge of the Medical duties of a ship of war at sea with a complement of not less than 650 Officers and men to receive charge pay at the rate of 3s. 6d. a day.

Flag Allowance.

Flag Allowance to the Senior Medical Officer, (being a Fleet or Staff Surgeon) in a ship bearing the flag of a Flag Officer, or the broad pendant of a Commodore not in command of a Station to be paid under the same conditions as all other Flag Allowances.

Promotion.

Medical Officers to be required to serve in a ship of war at sea for the following minimum periods in the ranks named as a condition of advancement to the rank next above:

Fleet Surgeon

2 years as Fleet Surgeon or 5 years as Fleet and Staff Surgeon combined.

Staff Surgeon

3 years.

Surgeon

3 years.

The Admiralty to have power to promote an Officer who has distinguished himself by gallantry in action with the enemy notwithstanding that he does not comply with the above conditions, provided he is certified to be professionally fit for advancement by the Director General of the Medical Department.

The rule as to sea service to be waived, at their Lordships' discretion, in the case of Officers on the list of the Navy at the date of Your Majesty's Order in Council, who for administrative reasons may not have been able to complete the necessary service in a ship of war at sea when their turn for advancement arrives.

No restriction to be placed upon the number of special promotions which may be made to the ranks of Staff and Fleet Surgeon for gallantry in action.

Surgeons to be eligible for accelerated promotion to Staff Surgeon according to the class of certificate obtained in the examination for the rank of Staff Surgeon as follows:-

Special Certificate

18 months.

First Class Certificate

12 months

The above acceleration of promotion only to be granted in the case of an Officer considered to be deserving of advancement and the Admiralty to have power to reduce the several periods, if considered advisable, on the recommendation of the Director General of the Medical Department.

No Surgeon who has failed to pass for Staff Surgeon to be granted accelerated promotion on the result of any subsequent examination, whatever may be the class of certificate obtained.

The provision contained in Order in Council of 24th March 1902, for the earliest promotion to Staff Surgeon of a Surgeon who, before entry, has held the post of legally qualified resident Medical or Surgical Officer to a recognised Civil Hospital not to be applicable to Surgeons entered after the 1st January 1910.

Retirement for Failure to Qualify for Staff Surgeon.

A Surgeon who, on attaining 8 years' seniority in that rank, has failed to pass the examination for the rank of Staff Surgeon to be compulsorily retired with such gratuity as the Admiralty may see fit to award, but not exceeding £500. This rule not, however, to apply in cases where, in the opinion of the Admiralty, failure to qualify is due to unavoidable circumstances, nor to Surgeons who entered the Royal Navy prior to the first day of July, 1911, and who elect to receive pay at the rates hitherto in force.

Pay of Medical Officers of The Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve when called into Actual Service.

When called into actual service Medical Officers of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve to receive a special allowance at the following rates in addition to the pay and allowances of their rank:

Surgeons under 2 years seniority 8s. a day.
Surgeons of 2 years' seniority 7s. a day.
Surgeons of and above 4 years' seniority - 5s. a day.
Staff Surgeon - 5s. a day.
Fleet Surgeon - 5s. a day.


1911 10 10
DGM - Pay and Pensions
And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 18th day of July, 1898, it was provided that the Director-General of the Medical Department of the Navy should receive the Retired Pay due to his rank as Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets (£730 per annum), together with an addition of £50 a year for each year's service in this office, the total of retired pay allowed not, however, to exceed £950 per annum:

And whereas we are of opinion that, as the duration of this appointment is now three years, unless specially extended, arrangements should be made to enable the Director-General of the Medical Department to obtain the maximum rate of retired pay after three years' service as such:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize the grant of retired pay at the rate of £950 per annum to the Director-General of the Medical Department after three years' service in that appointment, provided that the conduct of his duties has been satisfactory and that he has completed 30 years' service counting towards retired pay.

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