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Greenwich Hospital Act 1885

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7Eligibility of retired captains and commanders for appointment as naval knights of Windsor.

Whereas certain persons were incorporated by a Royal, Charter under the name of "the poor knights of Windsor of the foundation of Samuel Travers, Esquire," and the persons eligible for appointment as such knights were superannuated or disabled lieutenants of English men-of-war:

And whereas by two Acts passed in the years one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one and one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, it has been provided that the said poor knights should be styled naval knights, and that a lieutenant of the Royal Navy retired with the rank of commander should be eligible for appointment as one of such naval knights:

And whereas by reason of the insufficient number of persons suitable for appointment as naval knights of Windsor it is expedient to make commanders and captains on the retired list, of the Royal Navy eligible for such appointment: Be it therefore enacted as follows:—

(1)A retired officer of the Royal Navy, with the rank of captain or commander, if otherwise qualified, shall be eligible for appointment as one of the naval knights of Windsor :

(2)A person who has been appointed as naval knight of Windsor shall not become disqualified by reason of his succeeding to the rank of a commander, or a captain, or a flag officer:

(3)The said knights shall continue to be styled naval knights.

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