312. Long service pensions and gratuities for ratings, other ranks and naval nurses.

Pensions and gratuities for long service and disability are awarded at the discretion of the Secretary of State1, in accordance with the restrictions, conditions and provisions set out in Orders in Council, to non-commissioned officers, warrant officers, chief petty officers, petty officers, ratings and other ranks of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and naval nurses of the Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service