Circular No. l.-N.

Admiralty, 1st January, 1866.

My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are pleased to make the following Regulation, with a view to encourage Time-Expired Men to renew their Engagements while Serving Abroad.

Continuous Service men, serving in Ships on Foreign Stations, on renewing their Engagements, will be allowed leave proportionate to the time they have been absent from England (at the discretion of the Commander-in-Chief or Senior Officer), not exceeding four weeks; and they will be allowed to volunteer for any other Ships on the Station for the period of their Commission, subject to the following restrictions:-

They cannot he allowed to continue on the Station after the return to England of the Ships to which they are transferred.

Although allowed to volunteer for a particular Ship, Men are clearly to understand that they are liable to be put into any Ship the Commander-in-Chief may direct : and they will only be allowed the privilege of selecting their Ship when no inconvenience to the Public Service will be occasioned thereby.

The re-entry of Men to remain on the Station is only to be permitted when there are vacancies in the aggregate, and is not to be permitted when there are supernumeraries on the Station sufficient to fill the vacancies.

By command of their Lordships.

W. G. Romaine

Source: Navy List for June 1870

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