Hello there! First time post and all that, so apologies if this is the wrong place or if it's a topic that's been dealt with before. I'm trying to find out the conditions on which officers could take half-pay and, in particular, whether they had to continue to reside on British territory or not to receive their pay.
I'm currently researching the large number of half-pay officers, army and navy, who retired to the Channel Islands throughout the 19th c.. One of the travellers' accounts I've found suggests that these officers retired to the CIs precisely because it was the only place that wasn't Britain but living on which they could still receive their pay.
Any help would be gratefully received!