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Climate Allowance

1908 04 14
Climate Allowance - China
And whereas we are of opinion that some extra remuneration should be granted to the Officers and men employed in Your Majesty's Ships in the China Rivers to compensate them for the discomfort involved in this service during the months of June, July, August, and September, owing to the climatic conditions prevailing:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of Climate Allowance during the four months enumerated above with retrospective effect as from first April, one thousand nine hundred and seven, at the following rates:

  • 3s. 0d. a day to each Commissioned Officer.
  • 1s. 0d. a day to each Warrant Officer.
  • 6d. a day to each of the rest of the Ship's Company.

1909 02 26
Climate Allowance - Persian Gulf
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 9th day of April, 1908, a Climate Allowance was granted for service in the China Rivers during the months of June, July, August, and September, at the following rates .-

  • 3s. a day to each Commissioned Officer,
  • 1s. a day to each Warrant Officer,
  • 6d. a day to each of the rest of the Ship's Company,

payment being restricted to Europeans.

And whereas the discomforts inseparable from service in the Persian Gulf are certainly not less than those experienced in the China Rivers:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of an allowance at the same rates and under the same conditions in respect of service in the Persian Gulf.


1911 01 27
Climate Allowance - Persian Gulf
And whereas by an Order in Council of His late Majesty bearing date the 16th day of February, 1909, sanction was given to the payment of a Climate Allowance to the Officers, Petty Officers, and men of Your Majesty's Navy in respect of service in the Persian Gulf during the months of June, July, August, and September at the following rates, viz.:-

  • 3s. a day to each Commissioned Officer,
  • 1s. a day to each Warrant Officer,
  • 6d. a day to each of the rest of the Ship's Company.

payment being restricted to Europeans

And whereas after full consideration of the climatic conditions, we are of opinion that payment of the allowance should be authorized for service in the neighbourhood of the Persian Gulf:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment of this allowance in respect of service in waters to the west of a line drawn from Ras al Hadd on the coast of Arabia to the point where the meridian of 61 degrees, 36 minutes, east longitude, cuts the northern shore.


1915 11 12
Climate Allowance - Cameroons

And whereas we are of opinion that the Officers and Men attached to the Cameroons Expeditionary Force should be granted an allowance in consideration of the climatic conditions under which they are serving, similar to that authorized in respect of service in the China Rivers and the Persian Gulf

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of climate pay accordingly to such Officers and Men, as from the 5th day of September, 1914, subject to such conditions as may be laid down by us with the sanction of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury, viz.:

  s. d.  
Commissioned. Officers 3 0 per day
Subordinate Commissioned Warrant and Warrant Officers 1 0 "
Remainder of Ship's Company 0 6 "

1916 02 15
Climate Allowance - Red Sea
And whereas by Order in Council of His late Majesty, bearing date the 15th February, 1909, a Climate Allowance was granted for service in the Persian Gulf during the months of June, July, August, and September, at the following rates: 3s. a day to each Commissioned Officer, 1s. a day to each Warrant Officer, 6d. a day to each of the rest of the Ship's Company

And whereas the discomforts inseparable from service in the vicinity of the Red Sea are certainly not less than those experienced in the Persian Gulf

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of an Allowance at the same rates, and under the same conditions in regard to period of payment, in respect of service in Vessels continuously employed for more than 10 days in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (between the meridians of 33° and 50°) provided they are not merely passing through that area; payment to take effect from the 1st June, 1915, and to be made in respect of all Ranks and Ratings other than men of colour.


1916 04 14
Climate Allowance - Bathurst (West Africa), and Aden
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Orders in Council bearing date the 10th November, 1915, and 15th February, 1916, respectively, to approve the grant of a Climate Allowance for service in the Cameroons, and the Gulf of Aden :

And whereas the discomforts inseparable from service ashore at Bathurst (West Africa), and Aden, are similar to those experienced on board Your Majesty's Ships employed in the afore-mentioned areas :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of an Allowance at the same rates, and for similar periods, to the Naval Ranks and Ratings serving at Your Majesty's Naval Establishments at Bathurst and Aden.


1917 08 10
Climate Allowance - West Coast of Africa, West African Rivers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of August, 1917.

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 27th day of July, 1917, 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 His late Majesty's Orders in Council of 9th April, 1908, and the 15th February, 1909, Climate Allowance at the following rates was granted to Officers and Men employed in the China Rivers and Persian Gulf, viz.: -

  • 3s. a day to Commissioned Officers.
  • 1s. a day to Warrant Officers.
  • 6d. a day to the rest of Ship's Company.

Payable, during the hot season of the year:

And whereas we are of opinion that the Officers and men serving in Ships employed in the tropical region on the West Coast of Africa, or in craft up the West African Rivers, or at places on the West Coast, should be granted similar allowances in consideration of the climatic conditions under which they are serving:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of Climate Allowance at the above rates to such Officers, and Men accordingly during the period 1st April to 30th September of each year, with effect as from the 1st day of April, 1917 ; payment to be restricted in all cases to those serving within 15 degrees north and 15, degrees south of the Equator; and in the case of those serving off the coast only to be made then within 50 miles thereof.

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.


1918 06 04
Climate Allowance - West Coast of Africa
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 4th day of June, 1918.

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 May, 1918, 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 of 8th August, 1917, to approve of Climate Allowance at the following rates being granted during the period 1st April to the 30th September of each year to Officers and Men employed in the tropical region of the West Coast of Africa, viz. :-

  • 3s. a day to Commissioned Officers.
  • 1s. a day to Warrant Officers,
  • 6d. a day to the rest of the Ship's Company.

And whereas the climate in the Gulf of Guinea remains of a very trying and unhealthy nature throughout the whole of the year, and we are therefore of opinion that Climate Allowance should be paid continuously in this locality:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council, to sanction the continuous payment of Climate Allowance at the above rates to Officers and Men serving in Ships stationed in the Gulf, i.e., between the coast and a line drawn from Cape Palmas, in Liberia, to Cape Padron, on the South of the Congo River, with effect from the 1st October, 1917.

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.


1918 09 10
Climate Allowance - River Nile & Middle East
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 4th September, 1918.

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 18th day of August, 1918, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by Section 3 of they 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 ouch restrictions, conditions, and provisions, as are, from time to time, directed by Order in Council:

And whereas under they Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Naval Service, it is provided that Climate Allowance at the following rates may be paid to Officers and Men serving in certain specified localities where the climate is of a tropical or unhealthy nature, viz. :

  • Commissioned and Commissioned Warrant Officers - 3s. a day,
  • Warrant and Subordinate Officers - 1s. a day,
  • Rest of the Ship's Company - 6d. a day

And whereas we consider that payment of this Allowance should be extended in certain cases :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the following arrangements:

(1) Climate Allowance to be payable from the 1st April to 30th September of each year to Officers and Men serving in Your Majesty's Ships on the River Nile.

(2) In the following localities the Climate Allowance now payable only during the period 1st June to 30th September of each year to be extended to cover the period 1st April to 30th September:

  • The Persian Gulf,
  • Mesopotamian Rivers,
  • Red Sea,
  • Gulf of Aden (including Aden Wireless Telegraph Station)

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 gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1940 04 23
Climate Allowance - West Africa
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of Aril, 1940.

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 April, 1940 (N. 5834/1940), 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 dated the 8th August, 1917, sanction is given to payment of Climate Allowance at the following rates during the period 1st April to the 30th September of each year to Officers and Men employed in the tropical region of the West Coast of Africa, viz.:-

3s. a day to Commissioned Officers,
1s. a day to Warrant Officers,
6d. a day to the rest of the Ship's Company:

And whereas since the commencement of hostilities the personnel of Ships based on Freetown have been subject to much discomfort from heat, and reduced ventilation due to war conditions:

And whereas we are of opinion that these conditions of additional discomfort justify payment of Climate Allowance continuously in this locality.

And whereas the discomforts inseparable from service on shore are similar so far as Ratings are concerned to those experienced on board Your Majesty's Ships employed on the West Coast of Africa:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction, with retrospective effect from the 1st January, 1940, and for the duration of the War, payment of Climate Pay as follows:

Throughout the year to Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers and Naval ratings serving in Ships employed on the West Coast of Africa when within 15 degrees North and 15 degrees South of the Equator and when within 50 miles of the Coast.

Throughout the year to Ratings serving on shore at Sierra Leone.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1945 03 23
Climate Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of March, 1945.

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 February, 1945 (C.W. 45290/44). 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 under the regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Naval Service it is provided that Climate Pay may be paid during certain seasons to officers and men serving in specified localities at the following daily rates:

 

s.

d.

Commissioned and Commissioned Officers from Warrant rank

3

0

Warrant and Subordinate Officers

1

0

Rest of the shin's Company

-

6

And whereas we consider that Climate Pay should be regarded as in the nature of compensation for the medical risks and discomforts of life afloat under tropical conditions, and that accordingly payment should be restricted exclusively to service afloat:

And whereas the conditions of the present war have necessitated and may in future necessitate, changes in the areas, times, and other conditions of payment of Climate Pay:

And whereas we consider that the rate of Climate Pay for Commissioned Officers and Commissioned Officers from Warrant rank should be reduced to 2s. 0d. a day

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction, with effect from 1st October, 1943, payment of Climate Pay, in such areas, at such seasons, and subject to such conditions as may from time to time be agreed between us and the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury, at the following daily rates:

 

s.

d.

Commissioned and Commissioned Warrant Officers

2

0

Warrant Officers and Subordinate Officers

1

0

Rest of the ship's Company

-

6

Members of the Q.A.R.N.N.S. and Reserve

1

6

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.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.


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