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Telegraphist ratings employed as Aerial Gunners and Assistant Observers - Allowances and Titles etc.

1921 10 18
Allowance for Telegraphist ratings employed as Aerial Gunners
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of October, 1921.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated 6th October, 1921 (N. 13913/1921), in the words following, viz. :-

And whereas we consider that a special allowance should be payable to Naval ratings required to be available for service in aircraft working with Your Majesty's Navy :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction, as from the 9th September, 1921, payment to Telegraphist ratings of Your Majesty's Navy employed as Aerial Gunners and Assistant Observers of allowances of 1s. a day during preliminary training and of 2s. a day continuously thereafter whilst detailed for aerial duties.

1925 11 06
Aerial Gunner & Asst Observer renamed Telegraphist Aerial Gunner
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 4th day of November, 1925.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 12th day of October, 1925, in the words following, viz. :

And whereas by Order in Council of the 11th October, 1921, payment of allowances to Telegraphist ratings of Your Majesty's Navy employed as Aerial Gunners and Assistant Observers was approved:

And whereas we, consider that the title ‘Aerial Gunner and Assistant Observer’ incompletely describes the duties of these ratings, since their duties as assistants to the naval observer are confined to the sending and receiving of W / T Signals and messages and the operation of the W / T apparatus in the aircraft, and in no other respects are they qualified to replace or understudy the naval observer

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the alteration in title from ‘Aerial Gunner and Assistant Observer' to ‘Telegraphist Aerial Gunner'.


1926 06 01
Alteration in Title from ‘Telegraphist Aerial Gunner ' to ‘Telegraphist Air Gunner.'
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of June, 1926.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 3rd day of May, 1926 (N/M. 172/26), in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions, or other allowances in the nature thereof, payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman, or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner, and subject to such restrictions, conditions, and provisions, as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas by Orders in Council of the 11th October, 1921, and the 4th November, 1925, payment of allowances to ratings employed as Telegraphist Aerial Gunners was approved:

And whereas we consider that the word ‘Aerial' should be used only in connection with wireless telegraphy:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council, to sanction the alteration in title from ‘Telegraphist Aerial Gunner ' to ‘Telegraphist Air Gunner.'

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

M. P. A.. Hankey.


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