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Royal Naval Shore Signal Service (late Coastguard New Force)

1925 06 05
And whereas we considered it desirable to reconstitute the Coastguard as a pensioner force under the designation of the Coastguard New Force as from the 1st May, 1919, with rates of pay as set forth in the accompanying Schedule I and conditions of service as set forth in the accompanying Schedule II:

And whereas certain of the duties hitherto performed by Your Majesty's Coastguard under the Board of Admiralty have, since the first day of April, 1923, been carried out by employees of the Board of Trade and Board of Customs at all Stations other than certain Admiralty Shore Signal Stations where the duties are performed by the Admiralty on behalf of the Board of Trade:

And whereas it is desirable to alter the designation of and to specify the conditions of service of the Force now remaining under the Admiralty for duty at Admiralty Shore Signal Stations, the officers of which will in future be officers of Your Majesty's Navy and the men of which will in future be entered in Your Majesty's Navy:

And whereas the full pay and retiring allowances of Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines are subject to revision periodically, and we are of opinion that the pay and discharge gratuities of Officers of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service should be subject to revision in the same manner and at the same dates:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to direct that the Force performing at Admiralty Shore Signal Stations certain of the duties hitherto carried gut by the Coastguard New Force shall in future be designated The Royal Naval Shore Signal Service and that the titles of the various ranks and ratings of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service shall be as follows, viz.:

  • Senior Chief Officers,
  • Chief Officers,
  • Petty Officers and
  • Signalmen.

We beg leave further to recommend that the officers and men of the. Royal Naval Shore Signal Service shall serve from time to time with the rates of pay as set forth in Schedule I hereto and under the conditions set forth in the Coastguard Instructions, 1911, as amended to the date of this Memorial, except in so far as these conditions may be inconsistent with the provisions of Schedules II and III hereto, in which case the provisions of Schedules II and III shall prevail.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have concurred in these proposals.

Schedule I.

The rates of pay and allowances of Officers and men of the Coastguard (New Force) as from the 1st May, 1919, and of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service to be as follows, the standard rates of pay and discharge gratuities of Senior Chief Officers and Chief Officers being subject to further revision on 1st July, 1927, and triennially thereafter:

 

Per diem.

 

s.

d.

Coastguard (New Force) or Signalman (S.S.S.) on entry

6

10

Coastguard (New Force) or Signalman (S.S.S.) after 2½ years in the rating, if passed for Petty Officer (New Force) or Petty Officer (S.S.S.) respectively

7

4

Petty Officer (New Force) or Petty Officer (S.S.S.) on promotion

8

7

Petty Officer (New Force) or Petty Officer (S.S.S.) after 2½ years in the rating, if passed for Chief Officer (New Force) or Chief Officer (S.S.S.) respectively

9

1

 

Standard Rate

Rate from 1st July, 1924.

 

s.

d.

s.

d.

Chief Officer (New Force) or Chief Officer (S.S.S.) on promotion (ranking with Warrant Officer, R.N.)

14

0

13

2

Chief Officer (New Force) or Chief Officer (S.S.S.) after 2½ Years in the rank (ranking with but after Commissioned Officer, from Warrant rank, R.N.)

15

6

14

8

Chief Officer (New Force) or Chief Officer (S.S.S.) after 5 years in the rank (ranking with but after Commissioned Officer from Warrant rank, R.N.)

17

0

16

0

Chief Officer (New Force) or Chief Officer (S.S.S.) after 10 years in the rank (ranking with but after Commissioned Officer from Warrant rank, R.N.)

18

6

17

6

Divisional Chief Officer (New Force) or Senior Chief Officer (S.S.S.) (ranking with but after Lieutenant, R.N.)

20

0

18

10

These rates are inclusive of provision allowance, and subject to abatement, as may be determined by the Admiralty, in the event of an Officer or man being subsisted in hospital or otherwise at the public expense. In the case of men joining the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service hereafter the rates of pay will further be subject to revision in the event of the rate of provision allowance for the Active Service falling below 2s. 1d. per diem.

 

Per diem.

Allowance to W/T ratings

6d.

Allowance to Station Signalmen

3d.

Service in the Coastguard (New Force) to reckon for increase of pay in the, equivalent rank or rating in the Shore Signal Service.

Special Allowances.

The following allowances to be payable:

Marriage Allowance.- Marriage Allowance to be payable to ratings of the Coastguard (New Force) and of the Shore Signal Service at the rates promulgated from time to time by the Admiralty in accordance with Order in Council of the 13th August, 1920.

Allowance for work done in connection with the Works Department.- Men of the Coastguard (New Force) and of the Shore Signal Service employed on work in connection with the Works Department to be eligible as from the 17th October, 1924, for a special rate of extra pay of 9d. per hour in lieu of the rate of 6d. per hour sanctioned by Order in Council of the 29th June, 1900.

Gratuities.

Gratuities to be payable on discharge from the Coastguard (New Force) on, or after the 1st May, 1919, or from the Shore Signal Service, as follows:

For each complete calendar month served in any capacity in the Coast Guard (New Force) or the Shore Signal Service:

 

Per month.

 

s.

d.

If discharged as Coastguard (New Force) or Signalman (S.S.S.)

20

0

If discharged as Petty Officer (New Force) or Petty Officer (S.S.S.)

25

0


 

Standard Rate payable on discharge on or before 30 Jun 1924

Rate payable on discharge on or before 1 July 1924

 

Per month

Per month

 

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

If discharged as Chief Officer (New Force) or Chief Officer (S.S.S.)

4

10

0

4

5

1

If discharged as Divisional Chief Officer (New Force) or Senior Chief Officer (S.S.S.)

6

0

0

5

13

5

The amount of gratuity for a Senior Chief Officer or a Chief Officer in no circumstances to exceed the amount payable for the first 15 years of service reckoning for gratuity purposes. A fraction of a month in the aggregate period of service reckoning for gratuity to be ignored.

If discharged before completing his engagement an Officer or man to be paid the amount of gratuity earned by service at the time of discharge, unless discharged for misconduct or at his own request free or by purchase ; the Admiralty to have power at their discretion to award a reduced gratuity to any officer or man who may be invalided for causes within his own control.

In the event of an officer's or man's death while serving the amount of the gratuity earned to the date of death to be credited to his estate.

Schedule II.

  1. Personnel who joined the Coastguard (New Force) on or after the 1st May, 1919, to be allowed to serve until the age of 55 in the case of Chief Officers, or Divisional or Senior Chief Officers, and 50 in the case of men, in any part of the United Kingdom to which they may from time to times be appointed, provided that their services are so long required, and to be borne on the books of one of the ships belonging to His Majesty's Fleet, and so to be subject to the disciplinary laws and regulations of the Royal Navy, and to be bound to accept and observe such other regulations as are contained in the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions and any other orders which may, from time to time, be issued.
  2. Officers and men who were discharged from, the Royal Naval Coast Guard Service on the 31st March, 1923, with compensation under the provisions of the Order in Council dated the 16th April, 1924, and who have been required to refund such compensation, in whole or in part on being re-entered in the Royal Naval Coastguard Service, if their services are again dispensed with for reasons other than misconduct, invaliding, death, or their own request (free or by purchase), before the age of 55 in the case of Senior Chief Officers or Chief Officers, or the age of 50 in the case of Petty Officers and men, to be eligible for the usual gratuity on discharge provided for in Schedule I of this Order in respect of such part of their pensioner service as shall have been served in the Royal Naval Coastguard under ‘New Force' conditions, or in the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service, and in addition to a special gratuity calculated as follows:
    1. If, not being pensioners on their discharge from the Royal Naval Coastguard Service on the 31st March, 1923, they received compensation under the provisions of Schedule A of the Order in Council dated the 16th April, 1924, in the form of pension for service prior to that date and a gratuity for the curtailment of their careers, they shall be eligible for a gratuity bearing the same proportion to the gratuity paid to them on their discharge from. the Royal Naval Coastguard Service as the period by which their careers are finally curtailed bears to the period by which their careers would have been curtailed if they had not re-entered the Royal Naval Coastguard Service.
    2. If, being pensioners on their discharge from the Royal Naval Coastguard Service on the 31st March, 1923, they received compensation under Schedule B of the Order in Council dated the 16th April, 1924, in the form of a gratuity for service prior to that date and a further gratuity for the curtailment of their careers they shall be eligible for a gratuity bearing the same proportion to the further gratuity then paid to them as the period by which their careers are finally curtailed bears to the period by which their careers would have been curtailed if they had not reentered the Royal Naval Coastguard Service.

    Officers and men thus compensated will not be entitled to any pay in lieu of notice.

    Schedule III.

    In the case of personnel joining the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service hereafter Chief Officers and Senior Chief Officers, to be allowed to serve until the age of 55, provided that their services are so long required, and men to serve under Naval non-continuous service engagements for a period not exceeding five years, provided that their services are so long required, in any part of the United Kingdom to which they may from time to time be appointed, and such Officers and men to be borne on the books of one of the ships belonging to His Majesty's Fleet, and so to be subject to the disciplinary laws and regulations of the Royal Navy, as well as bound to accept and observe such other regulations as are contained in the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions and any other orders which may, from time to time, be issued.

    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.


    1926 02 05
    Shore Wireless Telegraphy and Direction Finding Stations
    Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 31st December, 1925 (N. 470/25), in the words following, viz. :

    And whereas certain of the duties formerly performed by Your Majesty's Coastguard under the Board of Admiralty, have, since the first day of April, 1923, been carried out by employees of the Board of Trade and Board of Customs:

    And whereas it was provided by Your Majesty's Order in Council, of 26th May, 1925, that the Force performing at Admiralty Shore Signal Stations certain of the duties formerly carried out by the. Coastguard, New Force, should in future be designated the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service; and that the titles of the various ranks and ratings of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service should be as follows, viz.: - Senior Chief Officers, Chief Officers, Petty Officers and Signalmen:

    And whereas it is desirable to alter the designation of and to specify the conditions of service of the Officers and men of the Royal Navy employed under the Admiralty at Shore Wireless Telegraphy and Direction Finding Stations in the United Kingdom on certain other of the duties formerly carried out by Your Majesty's Coastguard:

    And whereas the full pay and retiring allowances of Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines are subject to revision periodically, and we are of opinion that the full pay and retiring allowances of Officers serving at the above Stations should be subject to revision in the same manner and at the same dates:

    We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to direct that the Force consisting of Officers and men of the Royal Navy (other than those formerly belonging to the Coastguard, New Force) employed under the Admiralty at Shore Wireless Telegraphy and Direction Finding Stations in the United Kingdom shall, as from the 20th day of June, 1924, be designated the Royal Naval Shore Wireless Service, and that the titles of the various ranks and ratings of the Royal Naval Shore Wireless Service shall, as from that date, be as follows, viz.:- Senior Chief Officers, Chief Officers, Petty Officer Telegraphists, Leading Telegraphists and Telegraphists, in lieu of the titles formerly used in Your Majesty's Coastguard, viz. :Divisional Chief Officers, Chief Officers, Petty Officers, Leading Boatmen and Boatmen respectively.

    We beg leave further to recommend that the Officers and men of the Royal Naval Shore Wireless Service shall serve, as from that date, from time to time with the rates of pay set forth in the Schedule hereto, and under the conditions set forth in the Coastguard Instructions, 1911, as amended to the date of this Memorial, except in so far as, these conditions may be inconsistent with the provisions of the Schedule hereto, in which case the provisions of the said Schedule shall prevail.

    We beg leave, further to recommend that the Officers and men formerly belonging to the Coastguard, New Force, and employed under the Admiralty at Shore Wireless Telegraphy and Direction Finding Stations in the United Kingdom, shall, as from the twenty-sixth day of May, 1925, be transferred to the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service with the titles and rates of pay, and under the conditions of service, laid down for the various ranks and ratings of the said Service in Your Majesty's Order in Council of that date, notwithstanding that they may continue to be employed at Shore Wireless Telegraphy and Direction Finding Stations as aforesaid.

    The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

    Schedule.

    The rates of pay and allowances of Officers and men of the Royal Naval Shore Wireless Service, as from the 20th June, 1924, to be as follows, the standard rates of pay and retiring allowances of Senior Chief Officers and Chief Officers being subject to further revision on the 1st July, 1927, and triennially thereafter :

     

    Men entered in the R.N. on or before 4th October, 1925.

    Per Diem
    Men entered in the Royal Navy after 4th October, 1925.

     

    s.

    d.

    s.

    d.

    Telegraphist (S.W.S.)

    4

    6

    3

    7

    Leading Telegraphist (S.W.S.)

    5

    5

    4

    6

    Petty Officer Telegraphist (S.W.S) on promotion

    6

    9

    5

    9

    Petty Officer Telegraphist (S.W.S.) after four years in the rating.

    7

    0

    6

    0

    Service in the Coastguard (W/T) Force under the Admiralty to reckon for increase of pay in the equivalent rank or rating in the Shore Wireless Service.

    Payment to be made for Good Conduct Badges at the rates and under the conditions applicable to men of the R.N.

    The W/T and Gunnery Allowances formerly payable to be absorbed in the above substantive rates.

     

    Standard Rate.

    Rate from 1st July, 1924.

    s.

    d.

    s.

    d.

    Chief Officer (S.W.S.) on promotion (ranking with but after Warrant Officer, R.N.)

    12

    0

    11

    4

    Chief Officer (S.W. S.) after three years in the rank (ranking with but after Warrant Officer, R.N.)

    13

    0

    12

    4

    Chief Officer (S.W.S.) after six years in the rank * (ranking with but after Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank, R.N.)

    14

    0

    13

    2

    Chief Officer (S.W.S.) after eight years in the rank * (ranking with but after Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank, R.N.)

    15

    0

    14

    2

    Chief Officer (S.W.S.) after ten years in the rank * (ranking with but after Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank, R.N.)

    16

    0

    15

    2

    Chief Officer (S.W.S.) after twelve years in the rank * (ranking with but after Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank, R.N.)

    17

    0

    16

    0

    Senior Chief Officer (S.W.S.) (ranking with but after Lieutenant, R.N.)

    18

    0

    17

    0

    * Service in the Coastguard (W/T) Force under the Admiralty to reckon for increase of pay in the equivalent. rank or rating in the Shore Wireless Service.

    Retired Pay to be payable to Senior Chief Officers, retired from the Shore Wireless Service,

    1. if promoted to the rank of Chief Officer of Coastguard before the 20th June, 1924, at the rates applicable to Divisional Chief Officers of Coastguard under Orders in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, and 9th November, 1920;
    2. if promoted to the rank of Chief Officer (S.W.S.) on of after the 20th June, 1924, at the rates applicable to Commissioned Officers from Warrant. Rank, R.N.

    Retired Pay to be payable to Chief Officers, retired from the Share Wireless. Service,

    1. if promoted to the rank of Chief Officer of Coastguard before the 20th June, 1924, at the rates applicable to Chief Officers of Coastguard under Orders in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, and 9th November, 1920:
    2. if promoted to the rank of Chief Officer (S.W.S.) on or after the 20th June, 1924, at the rates applicable to, Warrant Officers, R.N.

    Service as Chief Officer (S.W.S.) or Senior Chief Officer (S.W.S.) subsequent to the 20th June., 1924, to reckon for increase of retired pay under Orders in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, and the 9th November, 1920, as though it had been rendered in the equivalent ranks of Chief Officer of Coast Guard and Divisional Chief Officer of Coastguard respectively.

    Widows' Pensions and Allowances to Children of Officers.- Pensions and Compassionate Allowances to be granted to the widows, children and other dependent relatives of Senior Chief Officers and Chief Officers at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the widows, children and other dependent relatives of Commissioned Officers from Warrant Rank, R.N., and Warrant Officers, R.N.

    Marriage Allowance to be payable to ratings of the Shore Wireless Service at the rates promulgated from time to time by the Admiralty in accordance with Order in Council of the 13th August, 1920.

    Allowance for work done in connection with the Works Department.- Men of the Shore Wireless Service employed on work in connection with the Works Department to be eligible, as from the 20th June, 1924, to the 16th October, 1924, for the special rate of extra pay of 6d. per hour sanctioned for the Coastguard by Order in Council of the 29th June, 1900. Such men, as from the 17th October, 1924, to be eligible for a special rate of extra pay of 9d. per hour in lieu of the, above rate.

    Retirement. - Senior Chief Officers (S.W. S.) and Chief Officers (S.W. S.) promoted to the rank of Chief Officer of Coastguard before the 20th June, 1924, to be subject to compulsory retirement on attaining the age of 55. Senior Chief Officers (S.W.S.) and Chief' Officers (S.W. S.) promoted to, the rank of Chief Officer (S.W.S.) on or after that date to be subject to compulsory retirement on attaining the age of 50.

    Senior Chief Officers (S.W. S.) and Chief Officers (S.W. S.) to be retired at any age if found medically unfit for service, and to be allowed to retire voluntarily, at the discretion of the Admiralty, on or after attaining the age of 40.

    Step in rank on retirement.- Senior Chief Officers (S.W.S.) and Chief Officers (S.W.S.) to be eligible on retirement, at Admiralty discretion, for the grant of the rank of Lieutenant on the retired list, provided that, on the date of ceasing service, they have served 9 years from the date of promotion to Chief Officer.

    Reversion to the Active Service.- In the event of ratings of the Shore Wireless Service reverting to the Active Service, time served, or allowed to reckon, as Telegraphist, Leading Telegraphist; or Petty Officer Telegraphist in. the Shore Wireless Service to count towards increase of pay in the equivalent Active Service rating.

    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.


    1933 04 25
    RN Shore Signal Service
    At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 19th day of April, 1933.

    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 4th day of March, 1933 (P.M. 211/33), 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council bearing date the 26th May, 1925, to sanction, inter alia, the establishment of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service and to authorise us to award gratuities, at the rates and under the conditions set forth therein, to ,Senior Chief Officer, Chief Officers, Petty Officers and men on discharge from that Force

    And whereas we are of opinion that the rates of Discharge Gratuities allowable by Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 26th May, 1925, and the conditions governing their award, should be revised in certain. respects for Petty Officers and men who enrol or re-enrol in the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service after the 31st March, 1933, and far officers whose promotion to Chief Officer is after that date:

    We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to award Discharge Gratuities to, or in respect of personnel of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service at the rates and under the conditions shown in the annexed Schedule, but otherwise subject to the restrictions, conditions and provisions laid down in Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 26th May, 1925.

    The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in the foregoing proposals.

    Schedule.

    1. Petty Officers and men enrolled or re-enrolled in the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service after the 31st March, 1933, to be eligible, on discharge, for gratuities calculated as follows:-

    2.  

      £

      s.

      d.

      For each complete calendar month served as Signalman (S.S.S.)

      0

      17

      0

      For each complete calendar month served as Petty Officer (S.S.S.)

      1

      1

      0


    3. Senior Chief Officers and Chief Officers of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service whose promotion to Chief Officer is after the 31st March, 1933, to be eligible, on discharge, for gratuities calculated as follows:-

    4.  

      £

      s.

      d.

      For each complete calendar month served as Coastguard (New Force) or Signalman (S.S.S.)

       

      17

      0

      For each complete calendar mouth served as Petty Offices (New Force or S.S.S.)

      1

      1

      0


       

      £

      s.

      d.

       

      For each complete calendar month served as Chief Officer (S.S.S.)

      4

      10

      0

      (Standard rate. *)

      For each complete calendar month served as Senior Chief Officer (S. S. S. )

      6

      0

      0

      (Standard rate. *)


    5. Time in excess of a complete calendar month in the last rank or rating to be added to the time served in the preceding rank or rating and to count for gratuity at the lower rate and so on throughout the service; this provision to be applicable to both Officers and ratings.

    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.

    * The standard rates payable in respect of service as Senior Chief Officer and Chief Officer to be subject to cost of living reduction to the same extent and in the same manner as rates of Officers' retired pay generally


    1934 07 03
    Shore Wireless Service - Allowances
    At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of June, 1934.

    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 Commissioner's of the Admiralty, dated the 28th day of May, 1934, (N. 2315/34), 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 Order in Council bearing date the 1st February, 1926, the Force consisting of officers and men of the Royal Navy employed under the Admiralty at Shore Wireless Telegraphy and Direction Finding Stations was established as the Royal Navy Shore Wireless Service, with conditions of service and rates of pay related to those of the Telegraphist Branch of the Royal Navy:

    And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 21st December, 1933, a system of non-substantive pay was instituted for the Telegraphist Branch of the Royal Navy, with effect from the 1st January, 1934:

    And whereas we are of opinion that the non-substantive pay then instituted for the Telegraphist Branch should be extended to the Shore Wireless Service and applied in the same manner and from the same date, viz., the 1st January, 1934:

    We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of non-substantive pay to the shore Wireless Service accordingly.

    The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

    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,


    1934 10 09
    WT Station Officers Allowances when instructing Reservists
    At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of October, 1934.

    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 20th day of September, 7934 (C.W. 7541/34), 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 Four 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 Your Order in Council bearing date the 1st February, 1926, the Force consisting of officers and men of the Royal Navy employed under the Admiralty at Shore Wireless Telegraphy and Direction Finding Stations was established as the Royal Naval Shore Wireless Service with conditions of service and rates of pay related to those of the Telegraphist Branch of the Royal Navy:

    And whereas by Your Order in Council bearing date the 21st day of December, 1933, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to approve, inter alia, the payment as from the 1st January, 1934, of an allowance of one shilling a day to Warrant Telegraphists and Officers promoted therefrom serving in Flag Ships and in Ships of the Officers in command of Destroyer and Submarine Flotillas and to the Senior Warrant Telegraphist or Officer promoted therefrom carrying out instructional duties in the Signal School, Portsmouth, and at the Mediterranean Signal Training Centre, Malta:

    And whereas we are of opinion that the duties of the Officer of the Royal Naval Shore Wireless Service appointed on the staff of the Admiral Commanding Reserves for instructional duties in connection with the Royal Naval Wireless Auxiliary Reserve are sufficiently arduous and responsible to warrant the payment of similar additional remuneration:

    We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment as from the 1st January, 1934, of an allowance of one shilling a day to the Chief Officer, Shore Wireless Service, or Senior Chief Officer, Shore Wireless Service, appointed on the staff of the Admiral Commanding Reserves for these duties.

    The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

    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.
    E. C. E. Leadbitter,


    1936 05 08
    RN Wireless Service - Chief Officers Pay
    At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th day of April, 1936.

    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 25th day of April, 1936 (C.W. 3133/36), 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 Order in Council bearing date of 1st February, 1928, the conditions of service were laid down for officers of the Royal Naval Shore Wireless Service:

    And whereas we consider it desirable in the interests of the Shore Wireless Service that certain of the conditions of service of Chief Officers of the Force should be amended:

    We beg leave humbly to request that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorise revised conditions of service as set forth in the annexed Schedule.

    The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

    Schedule

    Promotion.

    1. Chief Officers to be promoted to the rank of Senior Chief Officer on attaining 10 years' seniority in the Force, provided they are deserving and their records are satisfactory.
    2. Pay.

      Rank

      Pay per diem.

       

      s.

      d.

      Senior Chief Officer on promotion.

      14

      6

      Senior Chief Officer after 2 years.

      16

      4

      Senior Chief Officer after 4 years.

      16

      4


    3. Chief Officers to rank with but after Warrant Officers, R.N. Senior Chief Officers under 3 years as such to rank with but after Commissioned Officers from Warrant Rank, R.N. Senior Chief Officers after 3 years as such to rank with but after Lieutenants, R.N.
    4. Senior Chief Officers with less than 3 years in that rank and Chief Officers to be ineligible for step in rank on retirement. Senior Chief Officers after 3 years as such to be eligible for the rank of Lieutenant on retirement.
    5. General.

    6. Senior Chief Officers already serving in the Force to retain their existing scale of pay.
    7. Senior Chief Officers and Chief Officers already serving in the Force to retain their existing privileges as regards relative rank and eligibility for step in rank on retirement.

    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 direction herein accordingly.
    M. P, A. Hankey.


    1943 07 02
    RN Shore Signal Service - Pay & Allcs
    At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th day of June, 1943

    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 21st day of June, 1943 (N. 4368/43), 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 Order in Council of 26th May, 1925, sanctioned the establishment of conditions of service for Officers and men of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service with the rates of pay, inclusive of Provision Allowance, set forth in Schedule I thereto:

    And whereas Order in Council of 3rd November, 1927, sanctioned reduced inclusive rates of pay for men who entered, or after a break in service, re-entered the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service after 4th October, 1925:

    And whereas Order in Council of 15th August, 1940, sanctioned an increase of 1d. a day in the emoluments of men of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service when the rate of Provision Allowance for the Active Service rose to 2s. 9d. a day, and thereafter increases to follow further rises in the rate of Provision Allowance for the Active Service:

    And whereas all men now serving in the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service are in receipt of the lower inclusive rates of pay sanctioned by Order in Council of 3rd November, 1927:

    And whereas we are of the opinion that the Provision Allowance element should be taken out of the inclusive rates of pay and paid separately under conditions equated to those applicable to the Provision Allowance payable to personnel of the Royal Naval Shore Wireless Service, with effect from 1st October, 1941:

    We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorise rates of substantive pay to Officers and men of the Royal Naval Shore Signal .Service as set forth below, in substitution for the inclusive rates of pay set forth in Order in Council of 3rd November, 1927, with effect from 1st October, 1941.

    Men.

      Per Diem.
      s. d.
    Signalman (S.S.S.) 3 9
    Signalman (S.S.S.) after 2½ years service in the rating, if passed for Petty Officer (S.S.S.) 4 3
    Petty Officer (S.S.S.) 5 6
    Petty Officer (S.S.S.) after 2½ years service in the rating, if passed for ? ?
    Chief Officer (S.S.S.) 6 0

    Officers.

      Per Diem.
      s. d.
    Chief Officer on promotion 10 7
    After 2½ years 11 11
    After 5 years 13 3
    After 10 years 14 7
    Senior Chief Officer 16 1

    These rates are exclusive of Provision Allowance

    The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

    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.
    E. C. E. Leadbitter.


    1943 10 29
    RN Shore Signal Service
    At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of October, 1943.

    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 11th day of October, 1943 (P.M. 1915/43), 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 dated 26th May, 1925, 19th April, 1933, and 28th May, 1936, conditions of service were prescribed for the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service:

    And whereas we consider it expedient that provision should be made for the raising of the age limits for service in the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service, and for the award of further additions to the discharge gratuities for which certain members of this Force are at present eligible:

    We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the regulations contained in the annexed Schedule, to have effect from 6th October, 1937:

    The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these proposals.

    Schedule.

    1. Officers and Men of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service to be allowed to serve until the age of 60 provided that their services are so long required.
    2. The maximum period of service allowed to count for discharge gratuities to be twenty years.
    3. Discharge gratuities payable to Officers who as ratings of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service entered before 1st April, 1933, to be as follows:
    1. Up to age 55, subject to the conditions and provisions laid down in Order in Council dated 19th April, 1933.
    2. For each complete calendar month's service after reaching age 55, an addition of a further £2 if discharged as Chief Officer, or £2 10s. 0d. if discharged as Senior Chief Officer.
    1. Officers who as ratings of the Royal Naval Shore Signal Service entered before 1st April, 1933, who are permitted to retire voluntarily on or after attaining age 55 to be eligible for gratuities assessed on the basis laid down in paragraph 3 of this Schedule, provided they have served for at least five years as an Officer.

    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.
    E. C. E. Leadbitter.


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