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Coast Guard

1910 02 25
Coastguard Ratings and Titles
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th February, 1910.

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 17th February, 1910, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas we consider it desirable that the designations of the various grades of petty officers and men of Your Majesty's Navy who may be employed in the Coast Guard Service on shore shall be assimilated to those in force generally for the petty officers and men of Your Majesty's Fleet, and that the rates of pay, allowance, &c., sanctioned from time to time by Order in Council should continue to be paid to the several grades notwithstanding the changes in designation aforesaid.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the application to the petty officers and men of the Coast Guard Service on shore of the titles set forth in the annexed schedule:

Schedule

Coast Guard Ratings on Shore.

Present Title. Future Title.
Chief Boatman in Charge Chief Petty Officer, Coast Guard.
Chief Boatman Petty Officer, Coast Guard.
Commissioned Boatman (rated before 1st October, 1907) Second Class Petty Officer, Coast Guard.
Commissioned Boatman (rated after 1st October, 1907) Leading Boatman.
Boatman Boatman

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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


LG 1910 03 11
Charge Pay and Store Allowance - Chief Officers of Coastguards in charge of Power WT Stations
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th March, 1910.

Present, The King's Lost 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 1st March, 1910, in the words following, viz. :

Whereas by section three of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of 10th August, 1909, to sanction an allowance of two shillings and sixpence a day to Officers of the Royal Marines when appointed for charge of Wireless Telegraphy Stations

And whereas Your Majesty was further graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council bearing date the 18th October, 1909, to sanction an allowance of two shillings a day to Warrant Telegraphists appointed in charge of a Power Wireless Telegraphy Station:

And whereas we are of opinion that the duties and responsibilities of Chief Officers of Coast Guard who are placed in charge of Medium .and Low Power Wireless Telegraphy Stations are such as to warrant the grant of additional remuneration :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the grant of extra pay to Chief Officers of Coast Guard appointed in charge of Medium and Low Power Wireless Telegraphy Stations as follows, such remuneration to cover both Charge Pay and Store Allowance:

Chief Officers (including Divisional Chief Officers) in charge of a Medium Power Wireless Telegraphy Station

1s.

6d.

a day.  

Chief Officers (including Divisional Chief Officers in charge of a Low Power Station performing Naval Work

1s.

0d.

a day.

Chief Officers (including Divisional Chief Officers) in charge of a Low Power Station performing Military work

 

6d.

a day.

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.
>Almeric FitzRoy


1910 11 15
Chief Officers, Coast Guard Service - Travelling Expenses on Retirement
And whereas in Article 1484, Clause 4, of the Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Naval Service provision is made for the repayment of travelling expenses, in excess of four pounds ten shillings, incurred by Officers in returning to their homes when discharged to retired pay at distant ports in the United Kingdom

And whereas we consider it desirable that some further relief should be afforded to Chief Officers of Your Majesty's Coast Guard Service when discharged to pension, owing to the heavy expenses incurred by these Officers in transferring their families and effects from the Coast Guard Station where they have made their home

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment of the following expenses to Chief Officers of Coast Guard when discharged:-

  1. On being invalided. Reasonable travelling expenses incurred by the Officer himself, including the cost of the removal of his furniture and effects.
  2. When the cause of invaliding is directly due to the Service, travelling expenses of his wife and family, on the usual scale in addition, at the discretion of the Admiralty.

  3. On discharge to pension. Non-chargeable railway warrant for the Chief Officer to his home. Where there is no Railway, payment of an allowance of one penny per mile for every mile he may have to travel. In the case of Coast Guard Stations at a distance from a Railway Station the cost of reasonable Car hire in excess of three shillings.

1911 01 27
Station Signalmen - Coast Guard
And whereas by an Order in Council of His late Majesty bearing date the tenth day of August, 1904, an allowance of 2d. a day was established for Station Signalmen in Your Majesty's Coast Guard Service, capable of being received together with the pay of Commissioned Boatman or Boatman.

And whereas we consider it desirable that Coast Guard ratings of higher-grades shall also be eligible for the rating and pay of Station Signalman:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased. by Your Order in Council to authorize the payment to Station Signalmen of' an allowance at the rate of 2d. a day capable of being received together with the pay of Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer, Leading Boatman or Boatman:

We further beg leave to recommend that such allowance shall be payable only to Station Signalmen when actually employed at or detailed for a War Signal Station, but shall not be payable concurrently with any special allowance for duty at a Wireless Telegraph Station


1911 03 10
Travelling Expenses for children - Coast Guard
And whereas by Order in Council dated the 2nd February, 1884, the repayment from public funds of the travelling expenses of children not exceeding 15 years of age of Officers and Men serving in Your Majesty's Coast Guard is granted in certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions:

And whereas similar provision in respect of the children of certain Naval ratings is made in Article 1484 (clause 8) of the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions, but a different definition is adopted in Article 1516 of those Regulations in regard to the children of Naval and Marine Officers:

And whereas by Orders in Council dated the 19th August, 1889, and the 12th January, 1891, the repayment from public funds of the travelling expenses of children, irrespective of age, of men who die in the Coast Guard' service or are invalided therefrom, is granted in certain circumstances and subject to certain conditions:

And, whereas we are of opinion that the term 'children' should be accurately defined so as to ensure uniformity in dealing with all cases of a similar nature:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to direct that, in future, in all cases in which the repayment from public funds of the travelling expenses of children is granted under present Regulations to Officers and Men being or having been in Your Majesty's Naval and Coast Guard Forces, the term 'children' shall include sons under 16 years of age ; unmarried daughters dependent on and residing with their fathers ; and sons over 16 years of age who, by reason of physical or mental infirmity, are necessarily dependent on their parents.


1911 05 12
Allowances for Inspecting Commanders and Divisional Officers of Coast Guard
And whereas we have had under our consideration the emoluments of Inspecting Commanders and Divisional Officers of Coast Guard which were fixed by Order in Council bearing date the 2nd February, 1884, subsequently amended by Orders in Council of the 19th May, 1884, and the 3rd May, 1888.

And whereas we are of opinion that the system of granting to these officers a fixed annual sum to cover full pay and the expenses incurred in visiting Coast Guard Stations is not altogether satisfactory.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the abolition of the present fixed allowances and the substitution of the following emoluments for Officers of Your Majesty's Coast Guard:

  1. Full pay according to rank;
  2. Lodging Allowance at the usual annual rate;
  3. Provision Allowance of 24 a year to Commissioned Officers only, Divisional Chief Officers retaining the special Coast Guard rate of 1s. 4d. a day;
  4. The repayment of the actual necessary travelling expenses incurred in visiting.

We further beg leave to recommend that Officers now holding appointments in the Coast Guard be allowed the option of remaining under the present system so long as their existing appointments last or of coming under the proposed system as from the 1st September, 1910.


1911 10 10
Pay for ex-Stokers in Coast Guard when in the fleet
And whereas under existing Regulations Petty Officers and Men of Your Majesty's Coast Guard who, prior to their transfer to that Force, have held Stoker ratings in Your Majesty's Fleet, are eligible to receive in addition to their pay an allowance of 1s. a day when embarked in one of Your Majesty's Ships and performing the duties of Stokers:

And whereas we consider it desirable that the payment of this special allowance shall cease, and that the Petty Officers and Men in question shall receive when so employed afloat, either the pay of the Stoker rating corresponding to their present Coast Guard rating, or the pay of the Stoker rating last held by them when serving in the Fleet, whichever may be the greater:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the Regulations being amended accordingly.


1911 10 27
Pensions to Widows and Compassionate Allowances for CG Officers
And whereas we have had under consideration the Regulations governing the award of pensions to widows and compassionate allowances to children of Officers of Your Majesty's Coast Guard promoted on retirement to the rank of Honorary Lieutenant:

And whereas the grant of the rank of Honorary Lieutenant carries with it, in the case of Commissioned Warrant Officers of Your Majesty's Navy, the privilege of a higher scale of widows' pension and compassionate allowances:

And whereas we are of opinion that the grant of the rank of Honorary Lieutenant should carry with it a similar privilege in the case of Officers of Your Majesty's Coast Guard:

We therefore beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize the grant of pensions at the rate of 40 a year to widows of Officers of Your Majesty's Coast Guard promoted on retirement to the rank of Honorary Lieutenant, and of Compassionate Allowances at the rate of 5 to 10 a year to their children, the increased rates to apply to the families of Officers already on the Retired List, excepting Divisional Officers retired with the rank of Honorary Lieutenant prior to Order in Council of the 7th July, 1897.


1913 08 22
Senior Mates & Second Mates of Coast Guard Cruisers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 12th day of 4 August, 1913.

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 6th day of August, 1913, in the words following, viz. :

Whereas by section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council of the 16th December, 1912, increases were sanctioned in the rates of pay of Officer, Petty Officers and Men of Your Majesty's Navy :

And whereas, in view of these increased rates of pay, we are of opinion that an addition should be made to the pay of Senior Mates and Second Mates of Your Majesty's Coast Guard Cruisers, who now receive 6s. 6d. a day and 5s a day respectively :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction an increase of 6d. a day in the rates of pay of those officers, with retrospective effect as from the 1st December, 1912 :

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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1914 05 22
Chief Petty Officers of Coast Guard in temporary charge of WT Stations - Allowances
And whereas by Orders in Council of 5th March, 1910, and 24th October, 1911, it is provided that certain allowances ranging from sixpence to two shillings and sixpence a day shall be paid to Chief Officers of Your Majesty's Coast Guard and to Lieutenants of Your Majesty's Navy when placed in charge of Wireless Telegraph Stations:

And whereas it is sometimes found necessary to place Chief Petty Officers of Your Majesty's Coast Guard in temporary charge of such Stations:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to grant Chief Petty Officers so employed the charge allowances specified in the Orders in Council quoted, subject to deduction of the special Wireless Telegraphy pay of the rating, unless such pay exceeds the charge allowance when it is to be retained and the charge allowance not issued.

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