AFO 1555/1922.—Permanent Cruiser Service.

(C.W. 2024.— 9.6.1922.)

The following revised regulations, governing ranks and ratings belonging to the Permanent Cruiser Service, are promulgated for information and guidance.

1. Relative Rank.— Officers and men of the Permanent Cruiser Service rank as follows :—

Permanent Cruiser Service. Corresponding Naval Rank.
Chief Officer With Commissioned Boatswain according to seniority.
Senior Mate With, but after, Commissioned Boatswain.
Second Mate With, but after, Boatswain.
Chief Quartermaster With Chief Petty Officer.

(Note.— Ratings, other than Chief Quartermaster, are now extinct.)

2. Uniform.—Officers and men of the Permanent Cruiser Service wear uniform as follows :—

Chief Officer Same as Commissioned Boatswain.
Senior Mate Same as Commissioned Boatswain.
Second Mate Same as Boatswain.
Chief Quartermaster Same as Chief Petty Officer.

Chief Quartermasters on promotion to Second Mate will receive Outfit Allowances as for Warrant Officers, R.N., on promotion.

3. Employment.—Other arrangements having been made for the performance of the Fishery Protection duties formerly carried out by Coastguard Cruisers, the Officers and men of the Permanent Cruiser Service are surplus to requirements in so far as these duties are concerned and they will, in future, be employed in H.M. Ships and Establishments as required.

4. Appointment of Officers and Drafting of Men.—Appointments of Officers will be arranged by the Admiralty. The drafting of Chief Quartermasters will be arranged by the Dépôts to which they belong.

5. Pay.—The following are the scales of pay per diem :—

Second Mate on promotion 11
After 3 years. 12
Senior Mate on promotion 13
After 3 years 14
After 6 years. 15
After 9 years. 16
Chief Officer on promotion. 17
After 3 years. 18
After 6 years. 19
After 9 years. 20

Chief Quartermaster, same as Chief Petty Officer (Seaman Class). (Note.—The new scales for Senior Mate and Chief Officer take effect from 30th December, 1921.)

6. Travelling Expenses.—When travelling on duty subsistence allowance is payable under the regulations applicable to the corresponding R.N. ranks or ratings.

7. Removal Expenses.—When finally discharged to pension or on being invalided, Chief Quartermasters are eligible for removal expenses in respect of themselves, families and effects under the regulations applicable to the Active Service. Officers are not eligible for this concession.

8. Promotion.—The following maximum establishment is laid down for Officers of the Permanent Cruiser Service, viz. :—

4 Chief Officers.
7 Senior Mates.
6 Second Mates.

Promotions are made to these ranks within the above establishment at the discretion of the Admiralty, with the proviso that a Senior Mate shall not be eligible for promotion to Chief Officer until he has attained six years’ seniority as such, and that a Second Mate or Chief Quartermaster shall not be eligible for promotion to Senior or Second Mate respectively until he has attained five years’ seniority as such.

Recommendations for promotion are to be forwarded to Admiral Commanding Reserves.

{Note.—These revised regulations as regards promotion take effect from 30th December, 1921.)

9. Examinations.—One Chief Quartermaster and one Second Mate are ineligible for promotion until they have passed the examinations in the subjects laid down in Articles 976 and 977, Coastguard Instructions (1911).

10. Pensions.—The scale of pensions for Officers is shown in the Appendix to the Navy List. Chief Quartermasters are pensioned under the same regulations as for Chief Petty Officers.

11. Entry into the Permanent Cruiser Service.—Entry into the Permanent Cruiser Service has ceased.

12. Records.—The records of Officers and men of the Permanent Cruiser Service will continue to be kept by the Admiral Commanding Reserves, to whom any correspondence in respect thereof should be addressed.

13. Coastguard Instructions (1911)—Cancellation of References to Permanent Cruiser Service.—All reference to the Permanent Cruiser Service contained in the Coastguard Instructions (1911), except as stated in paragraph 9, is hereby cancelled.

(Coastguard Instructions, 1911.)

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