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Commissioned Warrant Rank of Commissioned Master at Arms


29 Jun 1917
Establishment of the Commissioned Warrant Rank of Commissioned Master at Arms
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of June, 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 16th day of June, 1917, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas we consider that the opportunity of attaining Commissioned Warrant Rank should be extended to Chief Masters at Arms

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be. graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of the establishment of the Commissioned Warrant Rank of Commissioned Master at Arms, and the application of the following Regulations to the Officers advanced thereto:

The scale of pay to be as follows:

  1. On promotion 11s. a day with subsequent biennial increments of 6d. a day to a maximum of 13s.
  2. Pensions, pensions for hurts and wounds, widow's pension and compassionate allowances for children, to be granted at the rates and under the conditions, applicable to Commissioned Writers.
  3. The number of Commissioned Masters at Arms to be one Pending the operation of the rule under which deserving Warrant Officers belonging to Classes in which Commissioned Warrant Rank is attainable are promoted to Commissioned Warrant Rank after 15 years' service as Warrant Officer.
  4. The established number of Chief Masters at Arms to be inclusive of Commissioned Masters at Arms.

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.


1917 11 16
Increase in the Number of Commissioned Masters at Arms
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 16th day of November, 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 28th day of October, 1917, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of 28th June, 1917, to institute the Commissioned Warrant Rank of Commissioned Master at Arms, and to provide that one Officer of this rank should be borne pending the operation of the rule under which deserving Warrant Officers belonging to Classes in which Commissioned Warrant Rank is attainable are promoted to Commissioned Warrant Rank after 15 years' service as Warrant Officer:

And whereas we consider that, pending the operation of this rule, the number of Commissioned Masters at Arms allowed should be increased to three:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of such increase in the number of Commissioned Masters at Arms; the Officers of this rank to be included in the established number of Chief Masters at Arms.

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.

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