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Naval Retirements : Regulations as to Retirement of Flag Officers, Captains, Commanders, and Lieutenants


Gazette Notice:-

Admiralty March 2, 1870.

Her Majesty, by Her Order in Council of the 22nd February 1870, having been graciously pleased to sanction proposals relating to Flag Officers, Captains, Commanders, Lieutenants, with a view to the benefit of the Naval Service, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, give notice of the mode in which such arrangements will be carried out. The Regulations will take effect from the 1st April 1870.

Officers on half-pay, to whom option is hereby given of electing to come under the Regulations herein laid down or those formerly in force, as regards retirement or pay are to signify, in writing, before the 21st March, to the Secretary of the Admiralty, the selection. have made; stating, moreover, whether they are anxious he allowed to retire in order to facilitate the reduction of the Active Lists.

Officers not signifying their intentions before that date will be considered to have elected the New Regulations.

The subjoined Scale will show the age at which Officers will be compulsorily retired, and also that at which they may optionally retire

[See Order in Council, 5th August 1875, modifying this temporarily.]

- AGE -
  Compulsory, are to be retired. Optional may retire.  
Admiral of the Fleet - 70 -  

To be retired irrespective of age, at the discretion of the Admiralty, if found physically unfit for service.

Admiral and Vice-Admiral (1) 65 -  
Admiral and Vice-Admiral (2) .. At any age so soon as 10 years have elapsed since his flag was hauled down or (if he has not hoisted his flag) since his service as Captain ceased. 60
Rear-Admiral (1) 60 -  
Rear-Admiral (2) - At any age so soon as 10 years have elapsed since his flag was hauled down or (if he has not hoisted his flag) since his service ceased as Captain 55
Captain (1) 55 -  
Captain (2) .. At any age if 7 years have elapsed since he last served. 50
Commander (1) 50 -  
Commander (2) - At any age if 5 years have elapsed since he last served. 45
Lieutenant (1) 45 -  
Lieutenant (2) .. At any age if 5 years have elapsed since he last served. 40

Officers should state their wishes in the following form, which it is requested may be transmitted in duplicate.

Date of Birth. Name Rank Whether elects New or Former Regulations for Retirement and Half-pay (insert word New or Former) Whether elects New or Former Regulations for Pay (insert word New or Former) Whether anxious for Retirement to facilitate Reduction of Lists. Whether able to claim Retirement as physically unfit
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I. As relates to Flag Officers.

[This section is modified by Orders in Council, 5th August 1875, 4th December 1878.]

  1. Admirals of the Fleet. To be retired at the age of 70.
  2. Admirals and Vice-Admirals To be retired at the age of 65 or at any age so soon as 10 years have elapsed since their flag was hauled down, or (if they have not hoisted their flag) since their service as Captain ceased. To be retired irrespective of age, at our discretion, if found physically unfit to serve.
    Rear-Admirals To be retired at the age of 60, or at any age so soon as 10 years have elapsed since their flag was hauled or (if they have not hoisted down flag since their service as Captain ceased.
  3. Admirals and Vice-Admirals to have the option of retiring at the age of 60, and Rear-Admirals at the age of 55.
  4. The Active Flag List to be reduced to 50 :
  5. Admirals of the Fleet

    Admirals

    Vice-Admirals

    Rear-Admirals

    3

    7

    15

    25

    [Number increased by Order in Council, 5th August, 1875]

  6. Admirals of the Fleet to receive on retirement the half-pay of their rank, and to be styled Retired Admirals of the Fleet.
  7. Admirals, Vice-Admirals, and Rear-Admirals to be allowed on retirement to receive at their option, either the half-pay of the rank from which they retire, or the retired pay provided by these Regulations.
  8. Admirals of the Fleet to be selected by Her Majesty front the Admirals on the Active List who have served as Commander-in-Chief or who have commanded at sea as Flag Officer for 2 years.
  9. Vice-Admirals to rise to the rank and title of Admiral on the Active List according to seniority.
  10. Rear- Admirals not to be eligible for promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral on the Active List until they have completed one year's Sea Service, or its equivalent in Harbour Service as Flag Officer; but such Officers as arrive at their turn for promotion without having completed the qualifying service, and not having attained the age for retirement, to remain on the Active List until qualified for promotion, or until retired if promoted, to take rank according to former seniority.
  11. [Cancelled by Order in Council, 4th December 1878.]

  12. Vice-Admirals retired from that rank to be entitled to rise by seniority to the rank of Retired Admiral.
  13. Rear-Admirals retired from that rank to be entitled to rise by seniority to the rank of Retired Vice-Admiral, if, before retirement, they had served the tune to quality them for promotion.

[See Order in Council, 4th August 1875, altering this.]

II. As relates to Captains.

[This section is modified by Order in Council, 5th August 1875.]

  1. To be retired at the age of 55, or at any age if 7 years have elapsed since they last served.
  2. To have the option of retiring at the age of 50 ; and to be retired, irrespective of age, at Our discretion, if found physically unfit to serve.
  3. The Active List of Captains to be reduced to 150:-
  4. First Class

    Second Class

    Third Class

    50

    50

    50

  5. Captains to be allowed, on retirement, to receive at their option, either the active half-pay of that rank, or the retired pay provided by these Regulations. The retired pay for Captains provided by Her Majesty's Orders in Council of 1st August 1860, 9th July 1864, and 24th March 1866, is hereby abolished, subject to the temporary provision's herein-after set forth.
  6. To qualify a Captain whose seniority brings him in turn for advancement to the Active List of Flag Officers, he must have completed 6 years' Sea Service as Captain, or its equivalent in Harbour Service, but the first 3 years of such period must be Sea Service in command of a ship of war at sea ; such Officers as arrive at their turn for promotion without having completed the qualifying Service to be retired.
  7. Captains retired from that rank to be entitled to rise by seniority to the rank of Retired Rear-Admiral, if before retirement they had served the time to qualify them for promotion.

[see Orders in Council, 4th August 1873, 5th August 1875, altering this paragraph.]

III. As relates to Commanders.

[This section is modified by Order in Council, 4th August 1875]

  1. To be retired at the age of 50, or at any age if 5 years have elapsed since they last served.
  2. To have the option of retiring at the age of 45, and to be retired, irrespective of age, at Our discretion, if found physically unfit to serve.
  3. The Active List of Commanders to be reduced to 200.
  4. Commanders to be allowed on retirement to receive, at their option, either the active half-pay of that rank or the retired pay provided by these Regulations. The retired pay for Commanders, provided by Her Majesty's Orders to Council of 1st August 1860, 9th July 1864, and 24th March 1866, is hereby abolished, subject to the temporary provisions herein-after set forth.
  5. To qualify a Commander for promotion to the rank of Captain on the Active List, he must have completed 2 tears' Sea Service as Commander, or its equivalent in Harbour Service, but one year of such period must be Sea Service in a ship of war at sea.
  6. A Commander may be promoted to the rank of Captain for gallantry in action, provided he has completed one year's Sea Service, or its equivalent, in the rank of Commander.
  7. Commanders retired from that rank may, by Our permission (obtained at the time of their retirement, but not subsequently), rise one step in rank, if, before retirement, they had served the time to qualify them for promotion.

[Modified by Order in Council, 21st July by Order in Council, 21st July 1870.]

IV. As relates to Lieutenants.

  1. To be retired at the age of 45, or at any age if 5 years have elapsed since they last served.
  2. To have the option of retiring at the age of 40 ; and to be retired irrespective of age, at Our discretion, if found physically unfit to serve.
  3. The Active list of lieutenants to be reduced to 600.
  4. Lieutenants to be allowed on retirement to receive, at their option, either the active half-pay they may have earned by Service, or the retired pay provided by these Regulations.
  5. A number of Lieutenants, not exceeding 10 annually, being under 40 years of age, may, with Our consent, and under such Regulations as We may think fit to make, retire upon the active half-pay they have earned by Service.
  6. The retired pay for Lieutenants, provided by Her Majesty's Orders in Council of 1st August 1860, 9 July 1864 and 24th March 1866, is hereby abolished, subject to the temporary provisions herein-after set forth.
  7. To qualify a Lieutenant for promotion to the rank of Commander on the Active List, he must have completed 4 years' Sea Service as Lieutenant, or its equivalent in Harbour Service, but 3 years of such period must be Sea Service in a ship of war at sea ; this rule also to apply to promotions granted to Flag Officers on striking their flags.
  8. A Lieutenant may be promoted to the rank of Commander for gallantry in action, provided he has completed 2 years' Sea Service, or its equivalent, in the rank of Lieutenant.
  9. Lieutenants shall reckon service in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant and acting Sub-Lieutenant towards increase of half-pay, in the following proportions :
  10. Under 3 years' serviced as Lieutenant

    Under 6 years' service as Lieutenant

    Above 6 years' service as Lieutenant

    1 year of Service as Sub-Lieutenant and Acting Sub-Lieutenant.

    2 year of Service as Sub-Lieutenant and Acting Sub-Lieutenant.

    All Service as Sub-Lieutenant and Acting Sub-Lieutenant.

  11. Lieutenants retired from that rank may, by Our permission (obtained at the time of their retirement, but not subsequently), rise one step in rank, it, before retirement, they had served the time to qualify them for promotion.

V. Definition of Service for the above Ranks.

  1. Service to mean service on full pay.
  2. Service to be divided into " Sea Service " and " Harbour Service."

  3. Harbour Service to be :
    1. Service in Harbour Ships or their Tenders (with the exception of the Harbour Ships and Tenders at Ascension, Port Royal, Hong Kong, and Rio Janeiro, and at such other Foreign Ports as We may determine), and service in First Reserve (Coast Guard) Ships after the first 3 years of such service; such first 3 years to reckon as Sea Service;
    2. [See Order in Council, 4th August 1873, altering this paragraph.]

    3. Time in Hospital when sent from any of the above ships, after the completion of 3 years' service as above ;
    4. Service as Superintendents of Dockyards;
    5. Service when borne additional on the books of Harbour Ships, either for ships about to be Commissioned or for service on shore ;
    6. Time when sick in Hospitals beyond six weeks in the case of an Officer whose service would otherwise be Sea Service;
    7. Service as Transport Officer on shore
    8. Service in the Coast Guard on shore.
  4. All other Full-pay Service to count as Sea Service.
  5. Sea Service to count as full service for all purposes of pay, half-pay, promotion, and retirement; subject to any express qualifications made by these Regulations.
  6. Harbour Service to count as full service for full-pay and half-pay ; as two-thirds of full service for retirement, and as half full service for promotion.
  7. Provided always that no Service, however long, shall count for promotion, unless the officer shall have served in a ship of war at sea the minimum period of Sea Service required by these Regulations for promotion
  8. "A ship of war at sea" to mean a ship, all service in which counts as Sea Service.
  9. Time on half-pay not to count for increase of full-pay or half-pay, nor for promotion, but to count as one-third of full service for retirement.
  10. Provided always, that Civil Employment at or under the Admiralty, whether on half-pay or not, or service under any other department which may be declared by Us, with the consent of the Lords of Her Majesty's Treasury, to be for this purpose Naval Service, if it does not count for or towards Civil Superannuation, and service as Naval Attaché shall count as full service for pay, half-pay, and retirement ; but it shall not be deemed to be service or any other purpose.

VI. Full-pay and Allowances.

  1. The Full-pay of Officers to continue as heretofore, with the following exceptions:-
  2. - - Per day
    Captains The first 50 to be allowed Full-pay of 1 13 0
    - To next 50 to be allowed Full-pay of 1 7 6
    - The remainder to be allowed Full-pay of 1 2 6
    - When any of the first 50 Captains are in command of the " Britannia " Reserve Ships, or the Royal Yacht, including Pay and Command Money 2 5 0
    Naval Cadets To be allowed hull-pay of . 0 1 0
  3. The Table Money of 4 10s. a day allowed to Commanders-in-Chief on Foreign Stations to be extended to the Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth.
  4. Scale of Command Money to Captains, in addition to pay, excepting Captains paid at special rates :-
- s. d. -
In sea-going rated ships, frigates, and such ships as the Admiralty may declare at the time of their being launched to be of the first class for this purpose 18 0 Provided that a separate table is kept
In sea-going ships, other than the above 10 6
In Harbour Ships being rated ships or frigates, or such ships as the Admiralty may have declared to be of the first class for this purpose 12 0
In Harbour Ships, other than the above 7 0
Captains of Ships not keeping a separate table, and Captains borne for Full-pay and employed on Special Service, but not in command of Ships, to receive the pay of their class and an allowance of 5s, a day.

HALF-PAY

Half-pay to he allowed to the undermentioned Officers, according to the following scale:

  s. d.
Admiral of the Fleet 3 7 0
Admiral 2 2 0
Vice-Admiral 1 12 6
Rear-Admiral 1 5 0
Captains To each of the first 50 in Seniority, provided they have served 2 years in command of a ship of war at sea 0 14 6
To each of the next 50 in Seniority, provided they have served 2 years in command of a ship of war at sea 0 12 6
To the remainder and those who have not served at sea 0 10 6
Commanders To each of the first 100 in Seniority, if they have served 1 year on full-pay as a Commander 0 10 0
To the remainder and those who have not served as above 0 8 6

Lieutenant

Under 3 years' service * 0 4 0
Under 6 years' service * 0 5 0
Under 9 years' service * 0 6 0
Under 12 years' service * 0 7 0
Above 12 years' service * 0 8 6

* Lieutenants may be allowed 5s. a day, half-pay, if through illness contracted in the service they shall have been unable to serve 8 years as above.

Lieutenants with less than 3 years' service in the rank of Lieutenant will be allowed to reckon besides

I years' service as Sub-Lieutenant and Acting Sub-Lieutenant.

Lieutenants with less than 6 years' service in the rank of Lieutenant will be allowed to reckon besides

2 years' service as Sub-Lieutenant and Acting Sub-Lieutenant.

Lieutenants with above 6 years' service in the rank of Lieutenant will be allowed to reckon besides

all service as Sub-Lieutenant and Acting Sub-Lieutenant.

VIII. Retired Pay.

  1. The Scale of Retired Pay, according to age and service to be as follows, for Flag Officers, Captains, Commanders, and Lieutenant. 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 period, specified, but the same not to exceed 10 years:-
  2. 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 10
    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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Pay of Commanders and Lieutenants, retired from those ranks, not to exceed 400 and 300 a year respectively.
  6. After retirement, no increase of pay to be allowed to any Officer. The only addition possible will be in the form of Pension.
  7. No Officer to rise more than one step in rank at or after retirement.
  8. All service as Sub-Lieutenant and Acting Sub Lieutenant to reckon for increase of retired pay.
  9. 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.
  10. The power vested in Us to grant lower rates of half-pay in cases of misconduct, to be extended to retired pay.
  11. Retirement from the Active List not to disqualify any Officer for employment at or under the Admiralty.
  12. 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 for administering Act 32 & 33 Vict., cap. 32.

IX. Pensions

[See Pension Regulations of 1st July 1870, modifying these provisions.]

  1. No Officer to be allowed to hold two pensions at the same time, unless one of such pensions be a pension conferred for wounds received in the Service.
  2. No Naval Aide-de-Camp deriving emolument from his office to be allowed to hold any pension, unless it shall be a pension conferred for wounds received in the Service.
  3. Good Service Pensions to be awarded for good and meritorious service at sea, preference being given, in cases of special gallantry, to Officers who have commanded a ship in action against the enemy. Ten pensions of 300 a year each to be given to Flag Officers of all ranks on the Active List ; the intention being that two may be held by Vice-Admirals and two by Rear Admirals qualified for promotion. Twenty-five pensions of 150 a year each to be given to Captains.
  4. All Officers in receipt of these pensions to be allowed to retain them after being retired.
  5. In consideration of the increase in the number of Good Service Pensions the salaries attached to the offices of Vice-Admiral and Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom will cease after the next vacancies.
  6. Should any Officer holding a Good Service Pension be in receipt of or be appointed to full-pay or civil salary, or become entitled to a Civil Pension, exceeding the value of his Good Service Pension, the latter pension to be suspended so long as he receives such pay or salary, or Civil Pension ; and the vacancy thus occasioned may be filled up.
  7. When such employment shall have ceased, the Officer will resume a Good Service Pension, although the list be full ; in such case the next vacancy will not be filled up
  8. A Captain not to be allowed to retain a Good Service Pension when promoted on the Active List ; a Flag Officer to give up his Good Service Pension if he shall become Governor of Greenwich Hospital or Naval Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty.
  9. No Admiral of the Fleet to be allowed to hold a pension, unless conferred for wounds received in the Service.
  10. Greenwich Hospital Pensions for Flag Officers to be awarded to old, infirm, wounded, or disabled Officers on the Retired List, of long service, but not to be conferred as a qualification for retirement.
  11. No Officer, except Flag Officers, in receipt of a Naval or Greenwich Hospital Pension, to be allowed to retain it after being promoted.
  12. No pension, except a pension for wounds, can be commuted.

X. Temporary Provisions.

The following provisions to apply to Flag Officers, Captains, Commanders, and Lieutenants now holding those ranks on the Active List :

  1. All Officers to whom, in the following clauses, an option is given, must signify- to Us, in writing, within such tune as may be prescribed, in what manger they elect to exercise such option. In the event of their failing so to intimate their wishes, it will be deemed that they have elected the new Regulations laid down in this scheme.
  2. The new scales of full-pay and allowances to apply to all Officers, unless they request, in writing, within such time as may be prescribed, to be paid according to those now in force, in which case they will continue to receive the old rates of pay and allowances during all their future service.
  3. Officers to whom option is given as to half-pay, promotion, and retirement, and who elect to be dealt with under he old Regulations will retain their present rights, except so far as they are expressly limited by these Temporary Provisions; but in that case it must be clearly understood that they will have none of the advantages of the new Regulations.
  4. [By Circulars 62 of 1873, 21 of 1874, provision is made for allowing officers to change front Old to New Regulations if they would not, under the New Regulations, have been compulsorily retired before the date of application to exchange.]

  5. Officers to whom the above option given, and who elect to be dealt with under the new Regulations, will receive half-pay, and will be promoted and retired in accordance with them, but will retain no rights abolished by them, except so far as is expressly laid down in these Temporary Provisions.
  6. Officers retired may, at their own request, and after obtaining in each case Our consent, commute their half or retire pay, under the Rules laid down by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for administering Act 32 & 33 Vict., cap. 32.
  7. Admirals of the Fleet, and Admirals who commanded a ship as Captain or Commander prior to the termination of the War in 1815, to be allowed to remain on the Active List ; such Admirals to be eligible for promotion to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet.
  8. All other Flag Officers now on the Active List to have the option of being promoted and retired, either under the new Regulations, or under the terms of the or under the terms of the Order in Council of March 24, 1866, but with the following modifications in the latter case:-
    1. To be retired at 70, if an Admiral of the Fleet or Admiral ; at 68, if a Vice-Admiral; at 65, if a Rear-Admiral; whether or not they have hoisted their flag or have been employed at the Admiralty ; provided also, that Officers promoted to Active Flag rank, subsequently to 24th March 1866, will be subject to the new scale of age for retirement when promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral.
    2. To be retired as soon as 10 years have elapsed since their flag was hauled down, or (it they have not hoisted their flag.) since their service as Captain ceased.
    3. When so retired, the names of those who have hoisted their flags or have been employed at the Admiralty, will, if they should desire it, be retained on the Active list according to seniority, until such time as they would have been compulsorily retired under the Order in Council of 24th March 1866 ; but they will not be entitled to rise above the rank of Admiral or Retired Admiral. Their names to be supplementary to the established numbers of the List, and to be printed in italics; and when ultimately removed from the List by death or otherwise, the vacancies so caused not to be filled up.
    4. Flag officers so retired retain their Good Service Pensions'.
    5. It shall be lawful for Her Majesty in cases of distinguished service, to confer the rank of Retired Admiral of the Fleet on any present Flag Officer retired under the above conditions, provided he shall be qualified for that rank by seniority, and according to these Regulations ; provided that there shall not be already three Retired Admirals of the Fleet.
  9. Flag Officers now on the Active List, who elect to be retired under the new Regulations, to be promoted according to seniority to the rank of Admiral on the retired list, but without increase of retired pay.
  10. The new requirement of service for promotion to the active rank of Vice-Admiral not to be enforced with regard to Rear-Admirals now on the Active List.
  11. Rear-Admirals now on the Active List, who elect. or are allowed to be retired at once under he new Regulations, to be entitled to 675 instead of 600 a year, as retired pay, subject to the deduction specified in the, scale, but without the addition allowed for extra service.
  12. Until the Active List of Admirals shall have been reduced to 7, only one in every two vacancies caused by retirement, or promotions consequent thereon, to be filled up.
  13. [See Order in Council, 5th August 1875]

  14. Until the Active Lists of Vice-Admirals and Rear-Admirals shall have been reduced to 15 and 25 respectively, only one in every three vacancies caused by retirement or promotions consequent thereon, to be filled up.
  15. [See Order in Council, 5th August 1875]

  16. All vacancies caused by death to be filled up as they occur.
  17. The Officers now holding the appointments of Vice-Admiral and Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom, and First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty, if retired as Admirals under the new Regulations, to receive an addition to their retired pay, not greater than the salary of their office ; but the whole amount not to exceed the half-pay of an Admiral of the Fleet.
  18. The new requirements of service for promotion to the rank of Rear-Admiral not to be enforced with regard to Captains now on the Active List, who are at present qualified by service for promotion under the old Regulations.
  19. All Captains now on the Active List, of more that 8 years' standing, to be allowed the option of accepting, as to promotion and retirement, either the new Regulations or those of Her Majesty's Order in Council of 24th March 1866, but with the following modifications in the latter case:
    1. Not to be allowed to remain on the Active List of Captains after the age of 60, or after 7 years have elapsed since their service as Captain ceased.
    2. When promoted to the Active Flag List to be subject to the new Regulations in all respect, except that they will only be entitled, on retirement, to half-pay, according to the terms of the Order the Council of 24th March, 1866.
  20. All Captains now on the Active List, of less than 5 years' standing, to be allowed the same option, except that they will in no case be allowed to remain on the Active List after the age of 55.
  21. Until the Active Lists of Captains, Commanders, and Lieutenants shall have been reduced to 150, 200, and 600 respectively, only one in every four vacancies caused by retirement, and promotions consequent thereon, to he filled up. Vacancies caused by death to be filled up as they occur.
  22. [See Order in Council, 5th February 1872, 5th August 1575, altering this paragraph.]

  23. No further additions to be made to the List of Reserved Flag Officers.
  24. The new requirements of service for promotion not to be enforced with regard to Commanders and Lieutenants now on the Active List, who are at the present time qualified by service for promotion under the old Regulations.
  25. Such Commanders and Lieutenants now on the Active List, as are not at the present time qualified by service for promotion, will be promoted under the new Regulations.
  26. All Commanders and Lieutenants now on the Active List, who may be retired under the provisions of this scheme, to be allowed the option of retiring on the terms of the new Regulations, or on the retired scale provided by Her Majesty's Order in Council of 1st August 1860, 9th July 1864, and 24th March, 1866, In either case, however, they will be retired at the respective ages of 50 and 45, or when they have not served for 5 years, but they will retain their present privilege as to rising in rank.
  27. [See Order in Council of 21st July 1876, as to promotion of Commanders on attaining 15 years' seniority.]

  28. The advantages conferred by the Order in Council of 20th June 1867 on some of the reserved Captains (F. G. List) to be extended to all such Captains ; these Officers to be placed, according to seniority, as vacancies occur, on the Retired List, under Orders in Council 24th April 1847, 25th June 1851, and 26th June 1867 ; and to rise to Flag Rank according to their seniority as Captain.
  29. Until the present Active Lists shall have been reduced to the proposed numbers, any Officers may with their consent, and at Our discretion, be retired ; above 40 years of age on the terms of the new Regulations, if under 40 years of age, on the active half-pay of their rank.

All present Rules and Regulations, except in so far as they are expressly altered or limited by these General or Temporary Provisions, shall be deemed to remain in force.

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