makes me wonder about his pension. He was an Admiral, Field Marshal and Air Marshal. Did he earn three salaries and hence three pensions ?
Anne’s bloke, Timothy whatever, he made Vice Admiral as an actual job. Sure, pushed more than a bit but still. So, full pay and pension.
Philip definitely did enough years active service to get some pension, possibly a gratuity back then, possibly an actual pension.
But those Royal ranks, hmm, well?
The Duke of York has asked to defer an honorary Navy promotion he was due to receive when he turned 60, Buckingham Palace has said.
Prince Andrew was set to be promoted to Admiral on 19 February, in line with a policy that sees senior royals treated as serving military members.
But the palace said he had asked the Ministry of Defence to defer it until a time when he returns to public duty.
Does he get paid/pensioned as an Admiral? Or only the rank he achieved properly? Umm, Lt. Commander wasn’t he?
Re pensions Philip is probably easier as Admiral of the Fleet, not mere Admiral – alongside Field Marshal. And there are no pensions there, it’s half pay for life. I think.
I would venture a very assured guess that it won’t be three of those half pays.
But do the Royal ranks come with pay or not? Dunno – Jason Lynch might tho’……