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1944 03 28
Establishment of the Cinema Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 24th day of March, 1944.

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 February, 1944 (N. 25766/43) 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 in order to meet the requirements for the display of instructional films in Your Majesty's Ships and Naval Establishments, and for the care and maintenance of cinematograph equipment, we consider it desirable to establish a new branch of personnel to be entitled the Cinema Branch:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, for the period of the present emergency, the institution of a new branch of Naval ratings, with titles, rates of pay and conditions as shown in the schedule:

Schedule

  Pay per diem
  1935 scale 1925 scale
  s. d. s. d.
Cinema Operator 4 6 3 6
After 3 years man's service

4

9

3

10

After 6 years man's service

5

0

4

2

Leading Cinema Operator

6

0

5

1

After 3 years as such

6

3

5

5

Petty Officer Cinema Operator

7

9

6

9

After 3 years as such

8

1

7

2

After 6 years as such

8

5

7

7

Chief Petty Officer Cinema Operator

9

3

8

3

After 3 years as such

9

9

8

9

With subsequent triennial increments of 6d. per day.

Ratings of the Cinema Branch will not be eligible to receive Cinematograph Allowance of 1s. a day instituted by Order in Council dated 17th December, 1931:

Ratings transferred from other branches of Your Majesty's Navy to be allowed to count their former Naval service as if it were served in the Cinema Branch, at the discretion of the Admiralty.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in the above 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.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.


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