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Officers' Steward and Cook Branch

1907 07 12
Domestics Branch replaced by the Establishment of the Officers' Steward and Cook Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 6th day of July, 1907.

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 fourteenth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and seven, in the words following, viz,:

Whereas we have had under consideration the system under which men and boys are entered in Your Majesty's Navy as domestics, for duty as officers' servants:

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

And whereas we are of opinion that it is desirable that certain modifications shall be made in the conditions of service obtaining in this branch of Your Majesty's Navy:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the proposals contained it, the accompanying schedule, to take effect at our discretion as from the fifth day of April, one thousand nine hundred and seven.

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

Schedule.

I. The title of ‘Domestic’ to be replaced by those of 'Officers' Steward' or 'Officers' Cook' according to the duty performed, and the scale of pay to be re-arranged as follows:

Rating   Pay per diem.
    s. d.
Officers' Chief Steward   3 0
Officers' Chief Cook
Officers' Steward 1st Class, after three years service 2 6
Officers' Cook
Officers' Steward 1st Class, under three years service 2 3
Officers' Cook
Officers' Steward 2nd Class, after three years service 2 0
Officers' Cook
Officers' Steward 2nd Class, under three years service 1 9
Officers' Cook
Officers' Steward 3rd Class, after three years service 1 6
Officers' Cook
Officers' Steward 3rd Class, under three years service 1 3
Officers' Cook
Boy Servant   1 0

II. Officers' Stewards and Officers' Cooks to receive the following advantages:-

  1. To be eligible for the Good Conduct Gratuity under the conditions applying in the case of men entered for Continuous Service.
  2. To be eligible for Good Conduct Badges, with consequent additional pay and pension, under the usual conditions.
  3. When employed by Officers receiving a consolidated allowance in lieu of servants to be allowed to reckon the time served in such employment towards pension.

III. Naval Ratings who are employed as Officers' Servants in lieu of Officers' Stewards or Officers' Cooks to receive while so employed extra pay at the rate of 3d. a day.

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.
W. FitzRoy.


1908 01 03
Re-organisation of the Ship's Cook Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of December, 1907.

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 eighteenth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and .seven, in the words following, viz.

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

And whereas we have had under consideration the necessity for effecting some improvement in the general standard of cookery in Your Majesty's Navy :

And whereas we are of opinion that, with a view to placing cook ratings upon a more equal footing with other branches of Your Majesty's Naval Service, and attracting a superior class of candidate for entry, the existing rates of pay should be revised :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the following titles and rates of pay being substituted for those at present in force, to take effect as from the first October, one thousand nine hundred and seven, under such arrangements as we may direct, viz. :

Rating

pay per diem

  s. d.
Second Cook's Mate 1 8
Cook's Mate 2 0
Leading Cook's Mate 2 3
Leading Cook's Mate, after three years' service 2 6
Ship's Cook (Petty Officer) 2 9
Ship's Cook (Petty Officer), after three years' service 3 0
Chief Ship's Cook (Chief Petty Officer) 3 6
Chief Ship's Cook (Chief Petty Officer) after three years' service 3 9
Chief Ship's Cook (Chief Petty Officer) after six years' service 4 0
Chief Ship's Cook (Chief Petty Officer) after nine years' service 4 3
Chief Ship's Cook (Chief Petty Officer) after twelve years' service 4 6

We would further submit that the restriction as to the amount of the pension which can be earned by cook ratings, as contained in Article 1932A of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service, may be removed as from the same date:

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, etc.
W. FitzRoy



Domestics - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 31st day of December, 1907.

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 thirtieth day of November, one thousand nine hundred and seven, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas under the Regulations governing Your Majesty's Naval Service a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, entitling the holder to an addition to pension, may be awarded to men in certain ratings who have served for fifteen years with continuous ‘Very Good’ character, and have been recommended for the award for the three years immediately preceding application :

And whereas Third Class Domestics are ineligible for recommendation for this award :

And whereas, owing to the exigencies of the Service, cases arise in which men with previous service as First and Second Class Domestic have to be employed in the rating of Third Class Domestic, and, consequently, may lose the benefit of any former recommendations for the award of the medal to them :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order m Council to sanction the introduction of a rule allowing Third Class Domestics who can show five years' service as First or Second Class Domestics, or the two combined, and who are otherwise eligible, to be recommended for the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, provided they are not holding the lower rating on account of misconduct, thus admitting of the award of the medal on re-employment in one of the higher ratings :

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, etc.
W. FitzRoy.


1909 04 13
Extra Pay for Chief Cook following introduction of General Messing
And whereas we are of opinion that the duties and responsibilities devolving upon the Chief Ship's Cooks of Ships and Establishments of Your Majesty's Navy where a General Mess has been introduced merit recognition by the grant of a special allowance :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction an allowance of one shilling a day being paid to Chief Ship's Cooks in charge of General Messes or to other Cook ratings doing duty as such :


1909 07 02
Officers' Steward and Officers’ Cook - Cadets' Seamanship cruising season - Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of June, 1909.

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 5th June, 1909, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas we are of opinion that the duties of the Officers' Steward and Officers' Cook employed for the Cadets' Mess in the Cruiser detailed for the Seamanship Training of the Cadets at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, during the cruising season merit the grant of an extra allowance :

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 of one shilling a day during the cruising season to the Officers' Steward and Officers’ Cook so employed, such allowance to take effect from 9th April, 1909.

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, etc.
A. W. FitzRoy.


1913 10 17
Cooks and Stewards - Pensionable Service
And whereas, under the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service, Officers' Stewards and Cooks of the Royal Navy are ineligible for Long Service Pensions unless they have seven years' pensionable service in sea-going ships in commission :

And whereas we are of opinion that special provision should be made for men who, although they have not seven years' pensionable service in sea-going ships, have rendered meritorious service for prolonged periods:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us, as from the 1st January, 1912, to grant pensions at the rate which could have been earned after 22 years inclusive of 7 years' sea time to Officers' Stewards and Cooks whose service has been extended to 30 years, without regard to the amount of sea-going service which they may have completed; and we further recommend that in future the pensions of men whose service has been extended beyond 22 years and who complete 7 years' sea-going service at any time before they have served for a total of 30 years shall be restricted to a similar rate i.e., without the additions ordinarily allowed for each period of 3 years' service after 22 years.


1914 12 01
Allowance for Chief Cooks in Bakeries in Barracks
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of November, 1914.

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 November, 7914, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas we are of opinion that the duties and responsibilities devolving upon the Chief Ship's Cooks who are placed in charge of the Bakeries at the Royal Naval Barracks at Chatham, Portsmouth, and Devonport, are such as to warrant the great of additional remuneration :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction an allowance of Six Pence a day being paid to the Chief Ship's Cook or other Cook Rating in charge of the Bakery at each of the establishments above-mentioned.

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. Ana the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1921 10 14
Continuous Service Established for the Officers' Steward and Cook Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 6th day of July, 1907.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 27 September, 1921 (N. 10756), in the words following, viz. :

And whereas we consider that a system of Continuous Service should now be established for the Officers' Steward and Cook Branch of Your Majesty's Navy

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

  1. The pay and titles of the new Continuous Service ratings to be the same as those already approved fox the present Non-Continuous Service Officers' Stewards and Cooks, except that in future the grade equivalent to Ordinary Seaman will be entitled Officers' Steward or Cook, 4th Class, and that Officers' Stewards or Cooks, 3rd Class, will be eligible for pay at 4s. 6d. and 4s. 9d. a day after 3 and 6 years' man's service respectively.

  2. The men of the present Branch, who so desire, to be permitted to transfer to Continuous Service under such conditions. and exceptions as we may direct and subject to the proportion of Continuous Service ratings in the Branch not exceeding ninety per cent.

  3. Former Non-Continuous Service time served to count equally with Continuous Service time towards advancement and increase of pay, subject to the regulations already laid down regarding the forfeiture of time.

  4. Continuous Service not to be extended to Maltese or Native ratings.

  5. In order to enable Petty Officer ratings (present system) with long service, who desire to transfer to Continuous Service to have their Petty Officer Service doubled for pension purposes, former Non-Continuous Service time to be allowed to count as from the date of Your Order in Council, as service rendered under a Continuous Service engagement, breaks in service due to, discharge to Shore for reasons other than misconduct not to be deemed to disturb the continuity of service.

  6. Similarly men transferred to Continuous Service and discharged in due course to pension as Chief Petty Officers to obtain the advantages conferred by Chief Petty Officers' service from the date of Your Majesty's Order in Council, or from the completion of twelve years' pensionable service whichever may be the later.

  7. In the event of any difficulty arising over such men who volunteer to transfer, but who are unable to complete time far pension before the prescribed age for compulsory discharge, the age limit to be waived where the man has over 12 years' service to his credit an transferring, subject to his continuing fit for duty.

  8. The Senior Steward (not employed as Messman) to receive the prescribed allowance for Mess Traps (except in Flag and Commanding Officers Messes).


1922 10 17 - Officers' Stewards and Cooks - Time to Count for Pay and Pension etc.
And whereas by an Order in Council bearing date of 6th July, 1907, it is provided that Officers' Stewards and Cooks when employed by Officers receiving a consolidated allowance in lieu of servants may reckon the time served in such employment towards pension:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction in the case of Officers' Stewards and Cooks who transfer to continuous service under the terms of Your Order in Council of the 11th October, 1921, the counting of such time for transfer, as advancement, progressive pay and all other purposes ; the time to be allowed to reckon on the basis of the last rating actually held before such period of employment except where otherwise specially directed by the Admiralty.


1923 02 20
Cooks and Stewards - Pensions
And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of 6th February, 1922, to sanction an improved scale of pensions and gratuities to Petty Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, Seamen, Marines and Boys, who, consequent on wounds, hurts, or disability, are invalided from Your Majesty's Naval Service before the completion of time for long service pension

And whereas under the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service, Officers Steward and Cook ratings who cannot show at least seven years' pensionable service in sea-going ships in commission, are not eligible for the award of a Long Service Pension until they have completed a total period of 30 years' service, and it is therefore in our opinion inexpedient that if invalided for non-attributable causes they should receive the same disability pension as those who are eligible for long service pensions after 22 years' service

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the award, at our discretion, to Officers Steward and Cook ratings who may be invalided from. the Royal Navy for causes not attributable to the conditions of service and who have no service in seagoing ships in commission, of pensions on the following scale:

Service 14 to 17 years

1s.

6d.

a day for life

Service 18 to 21 years

1s.

9d.

a day for life

Service 22 to 25 years

2s.

0d.

a day for life

Service 26 to 29 years

2s.

6d.

a day for life

The usual additions to be made for good conduct badges and medal as allowed under the Long Service Scale, and for petty time as laid down in Articles 1938, Clause 1, and 1932, Clause 4, of the King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions:

And we further beg leave humbly to recommend that in the case of such Officers Steward and Cook ratings who may be invalided for causes attributable to the conditions of their service the foregoing scale shall be regarded as the ‘service element' for the purposes of Schedule I to Your Majesty's Order in Council dated the 6th day of February, 1922.


1923 05 08
Transfer certain Cooks and Assistant Cooks to the Rating of Officers' Cook 3rd Class and 4th Class
And whereas we have found it expedient to transfer certain Cooks and Assistant Cooks to the rating of Officers' Cook 3rd Class and Officers' Cook 4th Class respectively:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to allow the time served by these ratings in the Cook Branch to be reckoned for advancement and increase of pay purposes in the Officers' Steward and Cook Branch.


1923 06 26
Grant of Pension to be closer to the Conditions for Other Branches of RN
And whereas we consider that as from the commencement of the late war the conditions of grant of pension and payment of good conduct gratuities to Officers Stewards and Cooks should be assimilated more closely to the conditions for other branches of Your Majesty's Navy:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction as from the 2nd August, 1914, the following proposals:

  1. Officers Stewards and Cooks to count Petty Officer time for pension under the regulations applicable to ratings of other branches serving under similar engagements.
  2. Officers Stewards and Cooks to be eligible for good conduct gratuities at the rates allowable to other ratings of the same relative rank: for this purpose each rating on being pensioned to be regarded as holding the highest rating in which he has served during his Naval career provided he did not lose this rating through misconduct or incompetence and that his service in it amounted in the aggregate to at least one year.

1923 10 12
Allowance for Senior Officer's Cook In-charge of the Instruction and Examination
And whereas we consider that the duties of the rating in charge of the instruction and examination of Officers' Cooks warrant a suitable allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to authorize us, by Your Order in Council, with effect from the 22nd August, 1923, to pay to the senior Officers' Cook in charge of the instruction and examination of Officers' Cooks at each of the three Home Naval Depots an allowance of 1s. a day while actually performing the duties.


Additional Allowance to the Senior Cook in charge of a Galleys where the General Mess system in force
And whereas we consider that the responsibilities and difficulties attendant upon the working of the General Mess system in Your Majesty's Navy justify the payment of allowances additional to those payable to ratings in charge of General Messes authorized by Your Order in Council of the 2nd April, 1909:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to authorize the payment as from the 18th October, 1919, of an allowance of 6d. a day to the Chief or other Cook rating in charge of a Galley or Cookhouse where the General Mess system is in force.


1924 07 01
Allowances Payable to Cook Ratings - Revised
And whereas we consider it desirable that the existing scale of allowances payable to Cook ratings should be revised

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to authorize payment of allowances to Cook ratings as follows :

R.N. Barracks, Chatham; Portsmouth and Devonport :

Bakeries

Per Day.

To the C.P.O. or other Cook rating in charge

6d.


Cookery School

Per Day.

To the C.P.O. Cook in charge

1s.


General Mess

Per Day.

To the C.P.O. or .other Cook rating in charge of the cooking for the General Mess or a block of the General Mess

1s.

In Ships and Establishments Other than R.N. Barracks, General Mess:

To the Senior Cook rating of five or more employed under the General Mess System :

 

Per Day.

(a) When a Warrant Instructor in Cookery is not borne

1s.

(b) When a Warrant Instructor in Cookery is borne

6d.

(These allowances to be payable to ratings only whilst they are actually allocated for the duties specified, and not more than one allowance to be payable to any one rating in respect of a given period).


1925 02 10
Continuous Service - Officers' Stewards and Cooks
And whereas by Your Order in Council of the 11th October, 1921, former Non-continuous Service time counts equally with Continuous Service time towards advancement and increase of pay for Officers' Stewards and Cooks allowed to transfer to Continuous Service whilst serving in Your Majesty's Navy, subject to the regulations already laid down regarding the forfeiture of time:

And whereas Officers' Stewards and Cooks who have previously served as such under Non-continuous Service conditions may be allowed to re-enter from the shore for Continuous Service:

We beg leave most humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize, with retrospective effect from the date when Continuous Service Officers' Stewards and Cooks were first entered from the shore, the counting of previous Non-continuous Service time equally with Continuous Service time towards advancement to the Continuous Service rating of Officers' Steward or Cook, 3rd Class, but not above that rate, for men who re-enter for Continuous Service, subject to the regulations already laid down regarding the forfeiture of time.

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.


1926 11 09
Allowances for Cookery Ratings under the General Mess System, other than R.N. Barracks.
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of November, 1926.

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 October, 1926 (N.P. (2) 2526/26), 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 25th June, 1924, to sanction the payment of certain allowances to Cook ratings:

And whereas we consider that the conditions of payment of the Allowance to the Senior Cook rating employed under the General Mess system in Ships and Establishments other than R.N. Barracks should be revised:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize payment of the allowance as follows:

In Ships and Establishments other than R.N. Barracks.

General Mess:

To the Senior Cook rating employed under the General Mess System in a Ship or Establishment with 250 or more in the General Mess,.

  1. When a Warrant Instructor in Cookery is not borne 1s. 0d. per day
  2. When a Warrant Instructor in Cookery is borne 0s. 6d. per day

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 accordingly.
M. P.. A. Hankey.


1927 12 23
Extra Pay to Cooks in Bakeries
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of December 19'27.

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 1st day of December, 1927 (N.P. (2) 274/27), 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 ether allowances in the nature thereof, payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval and 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 we are of opinion that the conditions prescribed by Your Majesty's Order in Council of the 13th day of February, 1912, in regard to the payment of extra pay to the bakery staffs of Your Majesty's Ships fitted with bakeries, when employed in making bread for issue to other of Your Majesty's Ships not so fitted, require revision:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of extra pay at the following rates to the bakery staffs of ships fitted with bakeries, when so employed:

When the quantity of bread produced is from :-

Rating.

120 to 200 lbs.

201 to 300 lbs.

301 to 450 lbs.

451 to 600 lbs.

601 to 750 lbs.

751 to 900 lbs.

901 lbs. and over.

 

each per diem.

Chief Petty Officer Cook or Petty Officer Cook.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

 

9

1

0

1

3

1

6

1

9

2

0

2

3

Other Cook ratings or persons employed in lieu thereof

When two are employed.

 

6

 

8

 

10

1

0

1

2

1

4

1

6

When three are employed.

 

4

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

1

0

Subject nevertheless to the conditions that payment of extra pay at these rates is not to be made to more than four ratings per diem in any ship; that payment is not to be made for quantities of less than 120 lbs. of bread produced; and that payment at the higher rate is to be allowed to only one Chief Petty Officer Cook or Petty Officer Cook even though more than one rating of these grades is employed.

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. M. P. A. Hankey.


1929 07 09
Senior Cook rating employed under the General Mess system - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of July, 1929.

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 June, 1929, (N. 1702/29), 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 Your Orders in Council dated the 25th day of June, 1924, and the 5th day of November, 1926, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction the payment of various allowances to Cook ratings:

And whereas we consider that the conditions of payment of allowances to the Senior Cook rating employed under the General Mess system should be amended:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize payment as from the 1st January, 1929, of allowances as follows:

R.N. Barracks, Chatham, Portsmouth and Devonport: General Mess :

To the C.P.O. or other Cook rating in charge of the cooking for the General Mess, or of a block of the General Mess with 250 ratings or more therein ... . ... ... ... 1s. 0d. a day.

In Ships and Establishments other than R.N. Barracks: General Mess:

To the Senior Cook rating employed under the General Mess system in a ship or establishment with 250 or more in the General Mess:

  1. When a Commissioned Instructor in Cookery or a Warrant Instructor in Cookery is not borne 1s. 0d. a day.
  2. When a Commissioned Instructor in Cookery or a Warrant Instructor in Cookery is borne ... 0s. 6d.

Note.- In Establishments where the General Mess is divided into blocks with separate galleys, the allowances may be paid in respect of each block providing for 250 or more ratings.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1931 05 22
Establishment of Combined Cooks Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of May, 1931.

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 April, 1931 (N. 496/31), 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 we consider that for greater efficiency it is expedient to take steps to amalgamate, as regards future entrants, the Officers' Cook and Ship's Cook branches of the Royal Navy, which now have separate systems of entry, training and advancement, by the creation of a new Naval Cook Branch:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve the establishment as from the first day of April, 1931, of a new branch of the Royal Navy, with titles and rates of pay as shown in the attached Schedule, and the immediate substitution of the new Officer titles for those at present in use by the corresponding ranks of the existing establishment.

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

Schedule.

Naval Cooks Branch - Officers.

Officers who were immediately prior to promotion to Warrant rank in receipt of the rates of Substantive Pay in force on 4th October, 1925.

 

Pay per diem (a).

s.

d.

Paymaster Lieutenant Commander (C)

31

0

Paymaster Lieutenant Commander (C) after 3 years

35

0

Paymaster Lieutenant (C)

27

0

Paymaster Lieutenant (C) after 3 years

28

0

Paymaster Lieutenant (C) after 6 years

29

0

Commissioned Cook

19

0

Commissioned Cook after 3 years

21

0

Commissioned Cook after 6 years

23

0

Commissioned Cook after 9 years

25

0

Warrant Cook

14

0

Warrant Cook after 3 years

15

0

Warrant Cook after 6 years

16

0

Warrant Cook after 9 years

17

0

Officers who were immediately prior to promotion to Warrant rank in receipt of the revised rates of Substantive Pay instituted for certain men with effect from 5th October, 1925.

  Pay per diem (a).
s. d.
Paymaster Lieutenant Commander (C) 31 0
Paymaster Lieutenant Commander (C) after 3 years 35 0
Paymaster Lieutenant (C) 25 0
Paymaster Lieutenant (C) after 3 years 26 6
Paymaster Lieutenant (C) after 6 years 28 0

Commissioned Cook

18

0

Commissioned Cook after 3 years

19

6

Commissioned Cook after 6 years

21

0

Commissioned Cook after 9 years

22

6

Warrant Cook

14

0

Warrant Cook after 3 years

15

0

Warrant Cook after 6 years

16

0

Warrant Cook after 9 years

17

0

  1. The above rates of pay are to be regarded as standard rates comparable with those authorised by Order in Council dated the 22nd day of January, 1920, and are to be subject to revision at the same dates and in the same manner as the rates authorised by the Order in Council.

Ratings.

Pay per diem.
 

s.

d.

Chief Petty Officer Cook (N.S.)

8

0

Chief Petty Officer Cook (N.S.) after 3 years

8

6

With subsequent triennial increments of 6d. a day.

   

Petty Officer Cook (N.S.)

6

6

Petty Officer Cook (N.S.) after 3 years as such

6

11

Petty Officer Cook (N.S.) after 6 years as such

7

4

Leading Cook (N.S.)

4

10

Leading Cook (N.S.) after 3 years as such

5

2

Cook (N.S.)

3

3

Cook (N.S.) after 3 years man's service

3

7

Cook (N.S.) after 6 years man's service

3

11

Assistant Cook (NS.)

2

0

Note.

  1. The new branch to consist of Continuous Service men.
  2. The entry of non-continuous service Officers' Cooks to continue as at present, when requisite.

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.


LG 1933 02 10
Cooks in Ships Bakeries - Allowances
At the Court at Sandringham, the 7th day of February, 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 18th day of January, 1933 (N. 8657/32), 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 we are of opinion that the conditions prescribed by Your Majesty's Order in Council of the 20th day of December, 1927, in regard to the payment of extra pay to the bakery staffs of Your Majesty's Ships fitted with bakeries, when employed in making bread for issue to other of Your Majesty's Ships not so fitted, require revision in order to provide for payment, in certain types of vessels with bakeries of small capacity, of extra pay when the quantity of bread baked for other ships equals or exceeds 80 lbs. :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of extra pay at the following rates to the bakery staffs of Ships fitted with. bakeries, when so employed:-

 

When the Extra Quantity of Bread is Produced from

Rating.

60 to 119 lbs.

120 to 200 lbs.

201 to 300

lbs.

301 to 450 lbs.

451 to 600 lbs.

601 to 750 lbs.

751

to 900 lbs.

901 lbs. and over

 

Each per diem.

 

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

To one Chief Petty Officer Cook or Petty Officer Cook, if employed.

0

6

0

9

1

0

1

3

1

6

1

9

2

0

2

3

To each other rating:

                               

(a) When not more than two other ratings are employed.

0

3

0

6

0

8

0

10

1

0

 

2

1

4

1

6

(b) When three other ratings are employed.

NIL.

0

4

0

6

0

7

0

8

0

9

0

10

1

0

Subject nevertheless to the conditions that payment of extra pay at these rates is not to be made to more than four ratings per diem in any ship; that payment is not to be made for quantities of less than 120 lbs. of bread produced in capital ships and large aircraft carriers, or less than 60 lbs. in Cruisers and small aircraft carriers and below; and that payment at the higher rate is to be allowed to only one Chief Petty Officer Cook or Petty Officer Cook even though more than one rating of these grades is employed.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1934 08 17
Naval Cook Branch - Pay and Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of August, 1934.

Present, The King's Mast 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 July, 1934, (N. 3489/34), 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council of the 19th May, 1931, to sanction the amalgamation, as regards future entrants, of the Officers' Cook and Ship's Cook branches of the Royal Navy, which formerly had separate systems of entry, training and advancement, by the creation of a new Naval Cook Branch:

And whereas by Orders in Council of the 28th March, 1903, 11th October, 1923 and 25th June, 1924, we are authorised to pay allowances to certain specified ratings for instructional duties and for charge of bakeries and cookery schools:

And whereas we consider that with the change in the organization of the Cook branch the payment of these allowances should no longer be restricted to the ratings previously specified:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorise the payment of the allowances in question to Cook ratings of the Ship's Cook, Officers' Cook, or new Naval Cook Branches provided they are of the grade for which the allowances were originally provided; and also to approve payment of the allowance of 6d. a day authorised by the Order in Council of the 28th March, 1903, to Cook ratings employed in instructing new entries in the new Naval Cook Branch.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence is 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.


1937 12 24
NCS Engagements introduced for Ship Cook Ratings
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of December, 1937.

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 8th day of December, 1937 (N. 7344/37), 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 19th May, 1931, sanctioned the amalgamation of the Officers and Ship's Cook branches of the Royal Navy by the creation of a new Continuous Service Naval Cook branch

And whereas the aforesaid Order in Council also provided for the continuance, as requisite, of the existing Non-Continuous Service system for Officers' Cooks

And whereas the entry of Continuous Service Cooks in Your Majesty's Fleet is at present insufficient to meet requirements and we consider it expedient to introduce a system of Non-Continuous Service for Ship's Cook ratings similar to that already in force for Officers' Cooks:

And whereas, in consequence of the alteration in titles of Stewards and Officers' Cooks under Order in Council of 7th February, 1933, it is necessary to make provision with retrospective effect for the counting of man's service in the Non-Continuous Service ratings of Assistant Steward, Officers' Cook 4th class and Assistant Cook (0) towards triennial increments of pay in the respective ratings of Steward, Officers' Cook 3rd class and Cook (0):

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

  1. the entry of Cook ratings for Non-Continuous Service with rates of pay as shown in the attached Schedule and
  2. the conditions mentioned in the preceding paragraph for the grant of incremental pay to Non-Continuous Service Stewards and Officers' Cooks.

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

Schedule.

  pay per diem
  s. d.
Assistant Cook 2 0
Cook (S) 3 3
After 3 years as such 3 7
After 6 years as such 3 11
NOTE.- Time as Assistant Cook over the age of 18 to count for triennial increments of pay.    
Leading Cook (S) 4 10
After 3 years as such 5 2

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.


1940 02 09
Additional Allowances for Cook ratings in charge of large galleys
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 6th day of February, 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 26th day of January, 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 5th day of July, 1929, it is provided that at the Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham, Portsmouth and Devonport, the Chief Petty Officer or other Cook rating in charge of the cooking for the General Mess, or of a block of the General Mess with 250 ratings or more therein. shall be paid an allowance of 1s. a day:

And whereas we consider that the responsibilities of the Chief Petty Officer Cook ratings in charge of the blocks in H.M.S. ‘Royal Arthur' are equal to those of the Chief Petty Officer Cook ratings in charge of the blocks at the Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham, Portsmouth and Devonport:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to extend payment of the allowance of 1s. a day to the Chief Petty Officer Cooks serving in H.M.S. ‘Royal Arthur' with effect from the date on which they began the duties, and in other similar establishments which may be opened up in war time.

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.


1940 10 15
Allowances due to Cook Ratings at RN Barracks
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of October, 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 30th day of September, 1940 (N. 15771/40), 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 of the 25th June, 1924, payment of allowances to Cook ratings at the R.N. Barracks, Chatham, Portsmouth and Devonport is authorised as follows:

  Per diem.
  s. d.

Bakeries:

   

To the C.P.O. or other Cook rating in charge.

 

6

Cookery School:

   

To the C.P.O. Cook in charge

1

0

And whereas the training of Cooks is now carried out in H.M.S. ‘Royal Arthur':

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the extension of payment of these allowances to H.M.S. ‘Royal Arthur’ for the period during which the training of Cooks has been and will continue to be carried out at that Establishment.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1943 12 17
Cooks Allowances
At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 10th day of December, 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 29th day of November, 1943 (N. 26535/43), 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 Order in Council bearing date the 5th July, 1929 provision is made for payment of allowances to the Senior Cook or Cook (S) rating employed under the General Mess system in ships and establishments, other than R.N. Barracks, with 250 or more in the General Mess:

And whereas there are a number of establishments having messes where the victualling allowance is pooled, and the food is obtained, prepared in the raw state and cooked in bulk:

And whereas we consider that in such messes precisely the same work is required of the Senior Cook rating as would be required in a General Mess correctly so described:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment to the Senior Cook rating employed in a ship or establishment victualling 250 or more where, although the Ship's Company is messed on the victualling allowance system, the victualling allowance is pooled and the responsibilities of the Senior Cook rating are similar to those in a General Mess, as follows:-

  Per diem.
  s. d.
(a) When a Commissioned Instructor in Cookery or a Warrant Instructor in Cookery is not borne 1 0
(b) When a Commissioned Instructor in Cookery or a Warrant Instructor in Cookery is borne   6
Note.-In Establishments where the Mess is divided into Blocks with separate galleys, the allowances may be paid in respect of each block providing for 250 or more ratings.

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.


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