Index
 
Half-Pay and Retiring Allowance's - Officers of the R.N. and R.M.


Officers who have elected former Regulations, and old rates of Half-Pay, are referred to former Navy Lists and Admiralty Instructions.

NAVAL OFFICERS-MILITARY BRANCH.
RANK of THE OFFICER. Year of 365 Days. One Day.
ACTIVE LIST . s. d. . s. d.
Admiral of the Fleet 1,222 15 0 3 7 0
Admiral 766 10 0 2 2 0
Vice-Admiral 593 2 6 1 12 6
Rear-Admiral 456 5 0 1 5 11
Captains :-            
To each of the first 50 in seniority, provided he has served two years in command of a ship of war at sea 301 2 6 0 16 6
To each of the second 50, provided he has served two years in command of a ship of war at sea 264 12 6 0 14 6
To the remainder, and those who have not served as above 228 2 6 0 12 6
Commanders:-            
To each of the first 100 if he has served one year on Full-Pay as Commander 182 10 0 0 10 0
To the remainder, and those who have not served as above 155 2 6 0 8 6
Lieutenants:-            
Under 3 years' service,* including proportion of Junior Service allowed 73 0 0 0 4 0
Under 6 years' service, including proportion of Junior Service allowed 91 5 0 0 5 0
Under 9 years' service, including proportion of Junior Service allowed 109 10 0 0 6 0
Under 12 years' service, including proportion of Junior Service allowed 127 15 0 0 7 0
Above 12 years' service, including proportion of Junior Service allowed 155 2 6 0 8 6

* Lieutenants may be allowed 5s. a day half-pay, if, through illness contracted in the service, they shall lime been unable to serve 3 years as above.

" JUNIOR SERVICE " allowed to reckon

    Under 3 years' service in rank of Lieut. 1 year's service as Sub- Lieut. and Act Sub- Lieut.
    Under 6 years' service in rank of Lieut. 2 years' as Sub- Lieut. and Act Sub- Lieut.
    Above 6 years' service or on retirement all as Sub- Lieut. and Act Sub- Lieut.
Sub-Lieutenants- Year of 365 days One day
  . s. d. . s. d.
After 3 years' sea service in that rank, and when unwell or unable to obtain employment provided they shall not have declined or avoided service when called upon and provided also that their conduct during service shall have been satisfactory. The period of 3 years' service maybe dispensed within the case of officers invalided for sickness, or injuries contracted in the service, rendering them disqualified for employment 45 12 6 0 2 0

NOTE.-For retiring allowances for Sub-Lieutenants, vide Appendix to the Admiralty Instructions Art 12 p. 168. See also temporary provisions in paragraphs 7, 8, 9, and 10 of Her Majesty's Order in Council of 5 Feb. 1872.

With reference to the above rates of Half-pay, if an officer shall be proved, after the necessary inquiry, to have been negligent of the duties a entrusted to him, or to have unfitted himself for further active employment, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty reserve to themselves the power to place him on the lowest or any intermediate rate, or on such an amount below the minimum rate, of Half-pay as they may deem proper. (Vide Orders in Council 28th Oct. 1860, and 7th Jan. 1864.)

RETIRED PAY

  1. The Scale of Retired Pay, according to age and service, to be as follows, for Flag Officers, Captains, Commanders, and Lieutenants. An addition to be made, as specified, for each full year of additional Sea Service, or its equivalent, but the same not to exceed 5 years; and a deduction to be made for each full year wanting to complete the periods specified, but the same not to exceed 10 years :
Age Retired Pay. Sea Service, or its equivalent in Harbour Service, or in Half-pay time. Addition or Deduction.
  Years
Admirals 850 30 20
Vice-Admirals 725 29 15
Rear-Admirals 600 27 10
Captains, Commanders, and Lieutenants at 60 600 27 10
59 585 26 10
58 570 26 10
57 555 25 10
56 540 25 1()
55 525 24 10
54 510 24 10
53 495 23 10
52 480 23 10
51 465 22 10
50 450 22 10
49 425 21 10
48 400 21 10
47 375 20 10
46 350 20 10
45 325 19 10
44 300 19 10
43 275 18 10
42 250 18 10
41 225 17 10
40 200 17 10
  1. No Retired Flag Officer to be allowed to receive in respect of Retired Pay and Good Service Pension an amount exceeding the half-pay of an Admiral of the Fleet.
  2. A Captain retired from that rank to receive in Retired Pay, together with Good Service Pension, a sum not exceeding 600, but should the two together exceed that Amount, he will be retired on 600 a year, relinquishing his Good Service Pension
  3. The Pay of Commanders and Lieutenants, retired from those ranks, not to exceed 400 and 300 a year respectively.
  4. After retirement, no increase of pay to be allowed to any Officer. The only addition possible will be in the form of Pension.
  5. No Officer to rise more than one step in rank at or after retirement.
  6. All service as Sub-Lieutenant and Acting Sub-Lieutenant to reckon for increase of retired pay.
  7. Power to be reserved to Us to suspend at any time, and with respect to any rank, the provisions of the Order under which an Officer may, at his option, retire at an age less than that fixed for compulsory retirement in each rank.
  8. The power vested in Us to grant lower rates of half-pay in cases of misconduct, to be extended to retired pay.
  9. Retirement from the Active List not to disqualify any Officer for employment at or under the Admiralty.
  10. Officers to be allowed, at their own request, and with Our consent, to compound their retired pay under the Rules laid down by Her Majesty's Treasury for administering Act 32 & 33 y Vict., cap. 32.

HALF-PAY - NAVIGATING OFFICERS AND OTHER BRANCHES

Officers who have elected former Regulations, and old rates of Half-Pay, are referred to former Navy Lists and Admiralty Instructions.

Rank Year of 365 Days One Day
  . s. d, . s. d,
Staff Commanders and Navigating Lieutenants
Chief Engineers
Paymasters
Chaplains, after 3 years service *
Naval Instructors, after 3 years service
under 5 years' service, (except Chief Engineers who receive 6s. 6d. a day 109 10 0 0 6 0
under 8 years' service, (except Chief Engineers who receive 6s. 6d. a day 127 15 0 0 7 0
under 11 years' service, (except Chief Engineers who receive 6s. 6d. a day 146 0 0 0 8 0
under 14 years' service, (except Chief Engineers who receive 6s. 6d. a day 164 5 0 0 9 0
under 17 years' service, (except Chief Engineers who receive 6s. 6d. a day 191 12 6 0 10 0
under 20 years' service, (except Chief Engineers who receive 6s. 6d. a day 219 0 0 0 13 0
under 25 years' service, (except Chief Engineers who receive 6s. 6d. a day 255 10 0 0 14 0
above 25 years' service, (except Chief Engineers who receive 6s. 6d. a day 292 0 0 0 16 0
Staff Captains 292 0 0 0 16 0
Chief Inspectors of Machinery 328 10 0 0 18 0
Inspectors of Machinery 310 5 0 0 17 0
Addition to the Half-pay of Chaplains and Naval Instructors            
Under 5 years in the double capacity 18 5 0 0 1 0
Under 8 years in the double capacity 36 10 0 0 2 0
Under 11 years in the double capacity 54 15 0 0 3 0
Under 14 years in the double capacity 73 0 0 0 4 0
Under 17 years in the double capacity 91 5 0 0 5 0
Above 17 years in the double capacity 109 10 0 0 6 0
Secretaries : After 8 and under 11 years' actual service as Secretary to Flag Officers and Commodores of the 1st Class 219 0 0 0 12 0
Secretaries : Above 11 years' actual service as Secretary to Flag Officers and Commodores of the 1st Class 264 12 6 0 14 0
Secretaries : Above 14 years' actual service as Secretary to Flag Officers and Commodores of the 1st Class 310 5 0 0 17 0

Navigating Sub- Lieutenants and Assistant Paymasters :- . s. d, . s. d,
After 3 years' service as such, and when unwell or unable to obtain Employment provided they shall not have declined or avoided service when called upon, and provided also that their conduct during service shall , have been satisfactory. The period of 3 years' service may be dispensed with in the case of Officers invalided for sickness, or injuries contracted in the service, rendering them disqualified for employment 45 12 6 0 2 6

NOTE

  1. For Retiring Allowances for Navigating Sub-Lieutenants, vide Appendix to the Admiralty Instructions, Art. 12, p. 163, and par. 2 of Order in Council, 9th August 1872.
  2. For Retiring Allowances for Assistant Paymasters, vide Appendix to Admiralty Instructions, Art. 3, p. 164. See also temporary provisions of Order in Council, 22 Feb. 1870, Section 12, Art. 9, and the temporary provisions of Orders in Council of 3rd :March 1873.

* Chaplains and Naval Instructors who have not completed 3 years' service, may, under Order in Council of 21 February 1874, receive half-pay at the rate of 6s. a day, if unwell or unable to obtain employment, provided they have not declined or avoided service, and that their character has been satisfactory. The grant of Half-pay to be at the discretion of the Admiralty.

Including, proportion of Junior Service allowed to Navigating Officers, Chief engineers, and Paymasters.

" JUNIOR SERVICE " allowed to reckon

Navigating Sub-Lieut., Act. Nav. Sub: Lieut., Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Assistant Paymaster,

    Under 5 years' service in Senior Rank 2 years' Junior Service besides
    Under 8 years' service in Senior Rank 2 years' Junior Service besides
    Under 11 years' service in Senior Rank 2 years' Junior Service besides
    Above 11 years' service in Senior Rank all Junior Service which is allowed to count.

No Navigating Officer to be entitled to the rates of half-pay exceeding 9s. a day, unless he shall have qualified for first-class ships under such Regulations as may be prescribed.

All Navigating Officers who have not qualified for first-class ships to receive when retired the active half-pay they have earned by service, not exceeding 9s. a day.

Rank Year of 365 Days. One Day.
  s d s. d.
Engineers: Under 3 years service 100 7 6 0 5 6
After 3 years' service 109 10 0 0 6 0
Assistant Engineers: Under 3 years' service 73 0 0 0 4 0
Assistant Engineers: After 3 years' service 82 2 6 0 4 6
Surgeon: Under 5 years' service 109 10 0 0 6 0
Surgeon: Under 8 years' service 146 0 0 0 8 0
Surgeon: Under 11 years' service 182 10 0 0 10 0
Above 11 years', provided he passed his examination for Staff Surgeon while under 10 years' service 200 15 0 0 11 0
Staff Surgeon: On promotion, or under 14 years' service 200 15 0 0 11 0
Staff Surgeon: under 17 years' service. 237 5 0 0 13 0
Staff Surgeon: above 17 years' service. 255 10 0 0 14 0
Fleet-Surgeon: On promotion or under 20 years' service 292 0 0 0 16 0
Fleet-Surgeon: On promotion or above 20 years' service 301 2 6 0 16 6
And for each additional year of service, 6d. a day more until the maximum is reached, namely 337 12 0 0 18 6
Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets:-            
On promotion or under 22 years' service 383 5 0 1 1 0
On promotion or above 22 years' service 401 10 0 1 2 0
And for each additional year of service, 1s. a day more until the maximum is reached, namely 492 15 0 1 7 0
Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets:-            
On promotion or under 25 years' service 565 15 0 1 11 0
On promotion or above 25 years' service 584 0. 0 1 12 0
And for each additional year of service, 1s. a day more until the maximum is reached, namely 693 10 0 1 18 0

With reference to the above rates of Half-pay, if an Officer shall be proved, after the necessary inquiry, to have been negligent of the duties entrusted to him, or to have unfitted himself for further active employment, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty reserve to themselves the power to place him on the lowest or any intermediate rate, or on such an amount below the minimum rate of Half-pay as they may deem proper. (Vide Orders in Council, 26 Oct. 1860, arid 7 Jan. 1864.)

RETIRED PAY - NAVIGATING OFFICERS AND OTHER BRANCHES.

The Scale of Retired Pay, according to Age and Service, to be as follows for Navigating Officers, Inspectors of Machinery and Chief Engineers, Chaplains,* Naval Instructors, Medical Officers,- and Paymasters.

An addition to be made as specified for each full year of additional sea service, or its equivalent, but the same not to exceed 5 years, and a deduction to be made for each full year wanting to complete the periods specified; but the same not to exceed 10 years.

Age Retired Pay. Sea or Harbour Service or its equivalent in Half-pay Time. Addition or Deduction.
  Years.
60 450 30 10
59 440 29 10
58 430 29 10
57 420 28 10
56 410 28 10
55 400 27 10
54 390 27 10
53 380 26 10
52 37o 26 10
51 360 25 10
50 350 25 10
49 335 24 10
48 320 24 10
47 305 23 10
46 200 23 10
45 275 22 10
44 260 22 10
43 245 21 10
42 230 21 10
41 215 20 10
40 200 20 10
  1. An extra 10. per annum to be given to Staff Captains, and to Chief Inspectors and Inspectors of Machinery, for each year's service in those ranks, provided that such increase will not bring, their retired pay to more than 450 a year in the cases of Staff Captains and Inspectors of .Machinery, and 500 for Chief Inspectors of Machinery, which shall be the maximum retired pay for those ranks. An extra 10 per annum to be given to Officers holding the double position of Chaplain and Naval Instructor for every four years' service in the double capacity, so long as the maximum retired pay of 450 per annum is not exceeded.
  2. The maximum retired pay for the following. Officers not to exceed the sums stated against each rank:
Chaplain and Naval Instructor 450 Chaplain 400
Secretary Staff Commander
Fleet Surgeon Chief Engineer
Staff Surgeon Naval Instructor
Navigating Lieutenant 300
Paymaster Surgeon 200

* For Retirement of Chaplains at earlier periods than those fixed by Order in Council of 22 Feb. 1870, vide par. 1 and 2 of the Order in Council of 5 Feb. 1872.

See further provision for the retirement of Medical Officers under Order in Council 4 February 1875 at p. 527.

  1. Officers to be allowed, at their option, to retire either upon the above scale or on the active half-pay of their rank at the time of retirement.
  2. The retired pay of Officers who entered, or who shall hereafter enter Her Majesty's Service after the age of 25, and in cases of Chaplains or Chaplains and Naval Instructors after the age of 30, will not depend on their age, but on their service only. The provisions contained in first and fourth columns of the Scale of Retired Pay will not apply to such Officers; but the retired pay shall in no case exceed the fixed maximum for each rank. Should any such Officer have less than 20 years' service he will be granted on retirement the active half-pay he has earned by service. (See further provision for the retirement of Chaplains under Order in Council, 5 Feb. 1872, p. 522.)
  3. After retirement no increase of pay to be allowed to any Officer. The only addition possible to be in the form of Pension.
  4. The power vested in Us to grant lower rates of half-pay in cases of misconduct, to be extended to retired pay.
  5. Power to be reserved to Us to suspend at any time, and with respect to any rank, the provisions of the Order, under which an Officer may, at his option, retire at an age less than that fixed for compulsory retirement in each rank.
  6. Retirement from the Active List not to disqualify any Officer for employment at or under the Admiralty.
  7. All Officers to be allowed, at their own request, and with Our consent, to compound their retired pay under the Rules laid down by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for administering Act 32 and 33 Vict., cap. 32.
  8. Any Chaplain who obtains from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty permission to accept a living, or desires to retire from Your Majesty's Service, may, provided that he has not less than 10 years' service, be retired with pay on the following scale, viz.:
    • After 10 years' service - 50 per annum.
      After 15 years' service - 100 per annum.
      After 20 years' service - The amount earned by service under Order in Council of 22nd February 1870.
  9. Chaplains who have less than 10 years' service and accept a living, will be considered as desiring to resign Your Majesty's Service, and will accordingly not be entitled to any pecuniary retiring allowance, or to either half or retired pay.
  10. The above scale of retirement not to apply to Chaplains appointed by their Lordships to Greenwich Hospital Livings. Such officers, provided they have completed ten years' service on full pay, will be retired with the pay they have earned by service according to the scale of retirement applicable to them at the date of their appointment to such living.

    For compulsory retirement of Inspectors-General and Deputy Inspectors-General at 60 year, of age, vide Circular founded on Order in Council of 4th February 1875.

    Any Fleet Surgeon to be allowed the option of retiring after 20 years' service with 15s. a day, and after 25 years' service with 21s. a, day, subject in each case to the approval of their Lordships.

    RETIRED PAY-ENGINEERS.

    Rank If Qualified for Promotion. If not Qualified for Promotion.
    Engineers: s. d. s. d.
    For each year's service on Full-pay 7 10 0 6 10 0
    For each year's service on Half-pay 3 15 0 3 5 0
    Maximum to be: 150 0 0 130 0 0
    Assistant Engineers:       A year.
    Under 3 years' service . . . . . . . . . 20 0 0
    Above 3 years' service . . . . . . . . . 25 0 0
    And for each year's additional service on Full-pay . . . . . . . . . . 5 0 0
    And for each year's additional service on Half-pay . . . . . . . . . . 2 10 0
    Maximum to be . . . . . . . . . 50 0 0

    HALF-PAY - ROYAL MARINE OFFICER

      Artillery. Light Infantry.
    Rank Of The Officer. Year of 365 days One day. Year of 365 days. One day.
      s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d.
    Colonels 305 13 9 0 16 9 264 12 6 0 14 6
    Lieutenant-Colonels 212 18 4 0 11 8 200 15 0 0 11 0
    Majors 182 10 0 0 10 0 173 7 6 0 9 6
    Captains 133 16 8 0 7 4 127 15 0 0 7 0
    Captains with superior Brevet Rank having served for two years as Captain 152 1 8 0 8 4 146 0 0 0 8 0
    Lieutenants after 10 years service 85 3 4 0 4 8 82 2 6 0 4 6
    Lieutenants after 3 years' service . 76 0 10 0 4 2 73 0 0 0 4 0
    Lieutenants under 3 years' service . 57 15 10 0 3 2 54 15 0 0 3 0

    RETIRED PAY - MARINE OFFICERS.

    Under Orders in Council, 22nd February 1870 and 5th February 1872.

    General Officers to be retired on the full pay of a Colonel Commandant.

    All other officers retired to receive Retired Pay according to the following scale, not exceeding the maximum fixed for each rank.

    Age Retired Pay. Number of Years' Service. Age Retired Pay. Number of Years' Service. Age Retired Pay. Number of Years' Service.
               
    60 600 40 53 495 33 47 350 27
    59 585 39 52 475 32 46 325 26
    58 570 38 51 450 31 45 300 25
    57 555 37 50 425 30 44 275 24
    56 540 36 49 400 29 43 250 23
    55 525 35 48 375 28 42 225 22
    54 510 34            

    A deduction to be made of 10 for each year wanting to complete the periods of service specified in the above scale, except in the case of officers placed on half-pay in order to effect the reduction of the lists. These officers to be allowed to count such time on half-pay as full service for retirement.

    The maximum retired pay for the following officers not to exceed the sums stated against each rank :

     
    Colonel 600
    Lieutenant-Colonel 450
    Paymaster with brevet or honorary rank

    450

    Barrack-master with brevet or honorary rank
    Captain 300

    Officers retired at an age earlier than that fixed for optional retirement to receive such rates of retired pay as We may deem proper in each case, not being less in amount than the sum fixed as the maximum for the next lower grade.

    An officer placed upon the retired list in no case to be replaced on the active list.

    An officer placed on the retired list may receive a step of honorary rank at his own request, and with Our consent.

    An officer retired may, at his own request, and with Our consent, compound his retired pay under the rules laid down by the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury for Administering Act 32 and 33 Vict., cap. 32,

    No pension, except a pension for wounds, can be compounded.

    Under Order in Council, 4th August 1873

    Lieutenants who retire with less than 3 years' service will be granted temporary Half-pay only as follows :

      After 2 years' service as Commissioned Officer, Halfpay for 3 years.
      After 1 year's service as Commissioned Officer, Halfpay for 2 years.
      Under 1 year's service as Commissioned Officer, Halfpay for 1 year.

    In cases of misconduct, lower rates than those prescribed may be awarded according to the circumstances.

    Under Order in Council, 15t& January 1878

    Compulsory Retirements to be as follows:

      At the age of. Pay.
    General Officers 65 (instead of 70, as at present) Full pay of a Commandant, as under existing Regulations.
    Colonels Commandant 60 for on expiration of command 600 a year.
    Colonel or Lieut.-Colonels 2nd Commandant. 60 600 a year. (as at present).
    Lieutenant-Colonels 54 450 a year. (as at present).
    Majors 48 300 a year.
    Captains 42 225 a year.

    Until the 1st January 1879 Captains to be allowed to remain until 43 years of age:

    A deduction of 15 for each year wanting to complete the age specified above to be made in the case of Colonels or Lieutenant-Colonels 2nd Commandant, if retired for being unfit to serve.

    Voluntary Retirements.

    The present scale of allowances for Voluntary Retirements in the case of the undermentioned Officers under the Order in Council of the 22nd February 1870) to be abolished and the following substituted:

    When permitted to retire to receive
    Lieutenant Colonels, with 30 years' service 365 a year
    Lieutenant Colonels, with 28 and less than 30 years 300 a year
    Lieutenant Colonels, with 25 and less than 28 years 260 a year
    Lieutenant Colonels, with less than 25 years 225 a year
    Majors with 25 years' service 260 a year
    Majors with 22 and less than 25 years 225 a year

    Officers when permitted to retire with less than 22 years' service are to be granted gratuities as follows:

      After 20 years' service, a gratuity of 2,400
      After 18 years' service, a gratuity of 2,000
      After 15 years' service, a gratuity of 1,600
      After 12 years' service, a gratuity of 1,210

    These gratuities not to be granted without the consent of the Treasury, and only for the purpose of reducing the number of Officers compulsorily retired on 22 years of service and no addition to the number of fresh entries to be made in consequence.

    The above rates of Retired Pay shall not apply to any Officer who entered the service prior to the 1st April 1870, and all such Officers, on their retirement, whether compulsory or voluntary at the periods stated in these regulations, shall be entitled to receive the Retired Pay which they could have claimed under the Orders in Council of the 22nd February 1870 and 5th February 1.872, under the same conditions of age and service.

  11. Retirement from ill-health, &c.
  12. Officers incapacitated by illness, &c. after only short service to be granted instead of temporary half pay as allowed by Order in Council of 4th August 1873, Retired Allowances, by way of Annuity, upon the following conditions, which are the same conditions as those imposed upon Army Officers by the 151 and 152 Articles of the recent Royal warrant, viz. :

      All Officer who may become unfit for service in consequence of wounds received in action, or of ill-health contracted in and by the performance of military duty, as certified by a Medical Board, may be granted temporary half pay until he shall recover, and until an opportunity shall occur for his re-employment. Except in the case of wounds received in action, the Officer must, however, have served with a commission in Our Marine Forces for three years, unless he shall have been promoted from the ranks, when one year's service only as a Commissioned Officer shall be required. In special cases in which the circumstances may appear to Us to call for exceptional consideration, it shall be sufficient that the disability shall have been contracted in the service.

      In the case of an Officer placed upon temporary half pay in consequence of injuries caused in and by the service, We may, provided a Medical Board report that the Officer is unfit for further service place such officer upon permanent half pay, after not less than one year upon temporary half pay. In special cases in which the circumstances may appear to Us to call for exceptional consideration, it shall be sufficient that the disability shall have been contracted is the service.

      But such Retired Allowances, by way of annuity, are only to be granted in special cases, with the consent of the Treasury, and the rates are to be made so as to coincide, as far as may be, with the principle of a pension of 225 a year at 42 years of age.

  13. All service for the purposes of gratuity, pension, and retirements to count from the age of 20, except in the case of Officers who entered the service prior to the 1st April 1870, who, under the Order in Council of the 5th February 1872, retain the right of counting time from the age of 18 if appointed before that age, and from the date of their Commission if appointed after 18:

MEMORANDUM

The sentence of a Court-Martial, placing an Officer at the bottom of the list of his rank involves the loss of previous time of service in that rank; so also, when the sentence of a Court-Martial takes away any seniority from an Officer, it thereby affects his Full and Half-pay, in cases where the same depend upon seniority; and it carries with it the loss of the benefit of the service, included in the seniority forfeited, in cases where the Full and Half-pay depend upon actual service.

HALF-PAY DECLARATION

Required from Officers of the Royal Navy and Marines claiming half-pay and Retired-pay personally or by Agent t

Christian Name to be inserted in full at the commencement but the Signature to be in the Officer's usual manner

" I, __________ do solemnly and sincerely declare that I am entitled to __________Pay as a _______ in the Royal _______, that I am not in Holy Orders, and that I had not, from the day of _______, 18___ to the _________ day of ________, 18__ any other Place or Employment of Profit, Civil or Military, in any Department of Her Majesty's Service, nor in the Colonies or Possessions of Her Majesty beyond the Seas, nor tinder any other, Government, except *

An officer Holding any other Place or Employment of Profit, Civil or Military, is to insert the Office he holds. with the Net Annual Salary, and the Emoluments thereof, and the Authority under which he is allowed to receive his half-pay.

By Order in Council of the 20th November 1824, the Address in full of the Officer is, to be inserted. No alteration, erasure, or interlineation will be admitted, nor are Declarations to be made before a Master or Masters Extra, ordinary in Chancery.

and I make this solemn declaration, conscientiously believing the same to be true.

Declared and subscribed before me, this ______ day of ________ 18___

The Magistrate or other person (see below * to sign here,

and state the Place for which he acts,

Magistrate for ______Minister of _____________

In the County of ________________

The Claimant to sign here._____________________

Residing at __________ near the Post Town of ________in the in the County of __________

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CHAPLAIN'S HALF-PAY DECLARATION.

Form of Half-pay Declaration, to be taken by such Chaplains as shall hereafter be placed on the Half-pay List, under His Majesty's Order in Council, of 31st July 1835.

I _______________ do solemnly and sincerely declare that I did not accept any benefice with cure of souls before I had completed a term of service in the Royal Navy, as Chaplain, equal to eight years' service at sea ; that I have not between the ________ day of ___________ and the _______ day of _______ been employed as Chaplain of any of His Majesty's Ships, and have not held, and do not hold, any appointment as Chaplain of a Naval Establishment, the emoluments of which amount to four hundred pounds per annum ; and I make this solemn Declaration, conscientiously believing the same to be true.

Persons empowered to attest Half-Pay and Pension Declarations (under the authority of Treasury Warrant, dated the 20th of September 1878, in pursuance of the Act 40 & 41 Vict.. c. 61. sec. 6.)

In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Isle of plan, and Channel Islands.

Justices of the Peace. Notaries Public. Ministers of Religion acting and resident within the town or district where they attest. Commissioners appointed to administer Oaths. Officers of the Customs and Inland Revenue Departments, or of the Commissariat. Ordnance, or Pay Departments of the Army, authorised to make payments on account of Non-Effective Services. Bankers whose names have been returned to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, in pursuance of the 21st section of the Act 7 & 8 Vict. cap. 32, the 22nd section of the Act 8 & 9 Vict. cap 37, or the 13th section of the Act 8 & 9 Vict. cap. 38. Managers of Joint Stock Banks. Officers appointed to examine Vouchers in the Offices of the Paymaster-General, and of the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer in Scotland. Person registered under the " Medical Act," if in attendance on the person making the declaration.

In the Colonies.

Justices of the Peace. Notaries Public. Ministers of Religion acting and resident, within the Colony where they attest. Officers of the Commissariat, Ordnance, or Pay Departments of the Army, or of Colonial Governments, authorised to make payments oil account of Non-Effective Services on behalf of the Imperial Government.

In Foreign Countries.

British Diplomatic and Consular Officers abroad empowered to administer Oaths and to do notarial acts under tile Act 18 & 19 Viet. cap. 42. Notaries Public, or other persons competent by the lex loci, which (in the case of employing such other persons) must be quoted sufficiently for verification, to administer such Declarations.

As regards Naval Services (in addition to the above).

Superintendents of Dockyards, Victualling or Medical Establishments of the Royal Navy, or Officers of Dockyards or Victualling Establishments authorised to make payments on account of Non-Effective Services. Heads of Departments and Principal Clerks of the several Departments of the Admiralty, London. Commanders-in-Chief, Senior Officers, and Officer in actual command of Her Majesty's ships on the Station where they attest. Chaplains actually serving oil board Her Majesty's ships on the Station where they attest.


CIRCULAR No. 38.-A. G.

HALF-PAY.

Admiralty, 14th ,Tune 1871

  1. My Lords are pleased to direct that in future every Officer entitled to Half-pay shall, without application on his part, be placed on the Half-pay List as soon as his full-pay ceases, and his accounts are clear.
  2. Commanding Officers of Her Majesty's Ships are to transmit to the Accountant-General of the Navy and Comptroller of Navy Pay, immediately that either they, or any of the Officers under their command, are discharged to Half-pay, one of the returns herein-after specified, and headed respectively "(A) Foreign Service," "(B) Home Service."
  3. The Form already required to be furnished, and specified at page 175 (Appendix) of the Addenda (1868) to the Admiralty Instructions, will suffice for officers returning to Half-pay from Foreign Service amended as per specimen annexed and marked A.
  4. Whenever an officer is discharged abroad to return to England, who will be entitled to Leave of Absence on Full-pay after arrival, the forms headed the Forms headed "(A) Foreign Service, directed to be forwarded to their Lordships, the Commander-in-Chief, and the Accountant-General, are to be handed to him with his pay documents for delivery; but if he will not be entitled to such Full-pay Leave, it will only be necessary to furnish him with the Forms for their Lordships, and the Accountant-General. The date of his leaving England, and also the circumstance under which he is returning home, are to be filled in previously; and should he take passage in a Ship of War, the date of arrival is to be inserted and certified by the Commanding Officer of the Ship in which he takes passage; should he return to England in any vessel not belonging to the Royal Navy, then the date of arrival is to be inserted and certified by the Commander or owners of such vessel.
  5. The new Form marked " B," for Officers employed on " Home Service," will be immediately supplied to ships on the Home Stations.
  6. Application for payment of Half-pay may be made to Her Majesty's Paymaster-General at Whitehall (either personally or by letter), so soon as the first monthly or quarterly installment thereof shall become due after the date of ceasing Full-pay. But in the case of Commanding or other Officers who are required by the Regulations to render accounts or other documents his application should not be made until such accounts have been duly rendered and passed in Office.

By command of their Lordships,

To all Commanders-in-Chief, &c.

Vernon Lushington

S. No. 66.- Specimen Form of Return.

(A.) "FOREIGN SERVICE." - OFFICERS DISCHARGED TO HALF-PAY OR

RETIRED PAY.

HMS _______________,

At ___________________

________ day of _________ 18 ___

List of Officers discharged from H.M.S. ____________ entitled to Half-pay, &c., unless otherwise directed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, distinguishing those who are entitled to Full-pay, Time, and Leave for Foreign Service, under the provisions of Her Majesty's Orders in Council, dated 3rd August and 4th November 1867. (See Regulations Art. 199, page 70 of Addenda (1868) to Admiralty Instruction.)

Ship left England on the ________ day of -----------------18------- Ship returned to England on the on ______day of 18______

No. on Ship's Books Name Rank. Period of Actual Foreign Service from date of leaving England until arrival Home, and if in any previous Ship the Name and Period to be Stated. No. of complete Years' Foreign Service. No. of Weeks' Leave Half or Retired Pay to Commence Debit or Credit Balance of Full-pay as per Ship's Ledger.
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Approved - The above Officers ordered to be borne

on the books of H.M.S. _______________________ _________________ Captain.

______________________Commander-in-Chief ______________________Paymaster.

In making out this List, the following Directions are to be carefully observed:-

  1. The List to be made out in triplicate, for their Lordships; the Commander-in-Chief of whose Flag-Ship Officers are to be borne, and the Accountant-General, when Officers are entitled to Full-pay Leave ; otherwise it is to be made out, in duplicate. for their Lordships are the Accountant-General.
  2. Foreign Service in a Ship commences on the date of leaving England and ends upon her arrival home , the time employed fitting out at home and dismantling after arrival not being reckoned as Foreign Service. If a Ship returns to England and proceeds again to a Foreign Station, the time in England is not to be reckoned as Foreign Service.
  3. The Actual Foreign Service only is to be specified in red ink against each Officer., If the Foreign Service of any Officer falls short of two years it may be entered in black ink, inserting "nil " in the column for " No. of Weeks' Leave." If an Officer has been checked on leave to leave to England during his service, the period should also be stated.
  4. An Officer taking passage out in a Mail Packet or Private Ship will reckon Foreign Service from date of embarkation for passage out.
  5. An Officer returning. to England, if entitled to Full-pay Leave after arrival, is to be borne on the books of the Flag-Ship at whichever port is most convenient to him. The name of such Flag-Ship should be inserted in the left-hand corner on the other side of this Form before the Officer embarks for passage to England.
  6. The Full-pay only of the respective. ranks will be allowed while on leave, excluding Command Money to Lieutenants and Staff-Commanders in Command, Senior and Gunnery Allowances, and all other additions to Full-pay.
  7. No Advance or Payment on Account is to be made by the Paymasters to an Officer on Full-pay Leave under the Circular ; the Pay Tickets are to be forwarded from the Flag-Ship to the Accountant-General, by whom only the time on leave can be investigated, and the amount due paid, when the Officer's leave expires.
  8. By Her Majesty's Orders in Council, it is directed that the leave is only allowed at their Lordships' discretion, on return from Foreign Service, as follows :_
    • Over 1 and under 1 years 14 days on Full-pay
      Over 1 and under 2 years 21 days on Full-pay
      Over 2 and under 3 years 6 weeks on Full-pay
      Over 3 and under 4 years 7 weeks on Full-pay
      Over 4 years, 8 weeks on Full-pay

    This boon will not be granted to Officers returning to England from civil employment, or on promotion without service in the higher rank under appointments confirmed by their Lordships; nor to Officers retired, superseded for their own convenience, dismissed by Sentence of Court-Martial, or removed from their Ships for any misconduct.

    At their Lordships' discretion, and in very special and exceptional cases only, the minimum period of one year's Foreign Service may be dispensed with and additional leave may also be granted beyond the maximum of eight weeks.

    S. No. 67.-- Specimen Form of Return for Accountant General only.

    (B') - "HOME SERVICE." - OFFICERS DISCHARGED TO HALF-PAY OR RETIRED PAY.

    HMS ________________

    At _________________

    ____ day of _________18 ___

    List of Officers discharged from H.M.S. ________ entitled to Half-pay, &c., unless otherwise directed by their Lordships.

    No. on Ship's Books. Name. Rank. Date Superseded Discharged Paid Off. Half or Retired Pay to commence Debit or Credit. Balance of Full pay as per Ship's Ledger.
               

    Captain._________________ Paymaster _________________

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