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Cypher Duties and Coding


1932 07 26
PO Writers and Supply - Allowances for Cypher Duties
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of July, 1932.

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 2nd day of July, 1932 (N. 2221/32), 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 consider it desirable that extra pay should be granted to ratings of the Writer and Supply branches employed on cypher work when local conditions are such that this work involves an appreciable amount of extra work in addition to ordinary duties

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 of one shilling a day to Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers of the Writer and Supply branches who are qualified in cypher duties and who are employed regularly in peace time on these duties in sloops and similar vessels on detached service on foreign stations, when not more than one Accountant Officer is borne, payment to be confined to the days on which the ratings actually perform cyphering duties which entail a considerable amount of work outside their normal working hours.

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.


1933 08 11
PO Writers and Supply - Extra Pay for Cypher Duties
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of august, 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 28th day of July, 1933, (N.), 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 21st day of July, 1932, to sanction the grant of extra pay of one shilling a day to Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers of the Writer and Supply Branches who are qualified in cypher duties and who are employed regularly in peace time on these duties in sloops and similar vessels on detached service on foreign stations, where not more than one Accountant Officer is borne, payment being confined to the days on which the ratings actually perform cyphering duties which entail a considerable amount of work outside their normal working hours:

And whereas we are of opinion that payment of extra pay of one shilling a day should be extended to qualified Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers of the Writer and Supply Branches employed at Your Majesty's Naval Wireless Stations abroad, subject to the conditions applicable to ratings serving afloat:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize the payment of extra pay accordingly.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.

His Majesty, having taken they 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.
Colin Smith.


1940 02 09
Additional Allowances for ratings employed on Cypher Duties
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 1st day of February, 1940 (N.990/40), 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 Order in Council of 21st July, 1932, sanctioned the grant of extra pay of one shilling a day to Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers of the Writer and Supply Branches who are qualified in cypher duties and who are employed regularly in peace time on these duties in sloops and similar vessels on detached service on foreign stations, where not more than one Accountant Officer is borne, payment being confined to the days on which the ratings actually perform cyphering duties which entail a considerable amount of work outside their normal working hours:

And whereas Order in Council of 8th August, 1933, extended payment of the allowance to ratings employed at Your Majesty's Naval Wireless Stations abroad subject to the conditions applicable to ratings serving afloat:

And whereas we consider it necessary that ratings of the Writer or Supply Branches below the rank of Petty Officer should be employed exceptionally on full cypher duties in war time at small shore stations other than Naval Wireless Stations abroad and in small ships both at home and abroad, and that other ratings not necessarily of the Writer and Supply Branches should be employed as Cypher Assistants:

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

  1. An allowance of one shilling a day to ratings of the Writer and Supply Branches when specially employed on full cyphering duties at small Bases, and in appointments where not more than one Accountant Officer is borne; payment of the allowance to be confined to days on which the duties entail considerable work outside normal working hours.
  2. An allowance of six pence a day to ratings employed to a considerable extent as Cypher Assistants in addition to the work upon which they would otherwise be, engaged.

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.


1940 07 26
Establishment of the Coding Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 24th day of July, 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 15th day of July, 1940 (N. 8165 / 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, with increased numbers of naval ratings required for continuous employment on coding and kindred duties, we are of opinion that, for their proper administration, such ratings should be organised into a separate branch of Your Majesty's Navy to be called the Coding Branch:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty by Your Order in Council may be graciously pleased to sanction the institution, for the period of the present emergency, of the Coding Branch in the Royal Navy, with titles and rates of pay as set out in the accompanying schedule, with effect from a date to be determined by us.

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

Schedule

Title. Pay per diem.
  s. d.
Ordinary Coder 2 0
Coder 3 3
After 3 years' combined service as Ordinary Coder and Coder 3 7
After 6 years' combined service as Ordinary Coder and Coder 3 11
Leading Coder 4 10
After 1 year as such if recommended and specially proficient 5 0
After 3 years as such in any case 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.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.


1942 10 16
Coding Branch - Establishment of Petty Officer grade
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of October, 1942.

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 September, 1942 (N. 15216/42) 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 Order in Council dated the 24th day of July. 1940, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction the institution of a separate branch of Your Majesty's Navy called the Coding Branch:

And whereas we consider that the need for a Petty Officer grade in the Coding Branch has been established:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the institution of the grade of Petty Officer Coder at the rate of pay already in force in the Signal and Telegraphist Branches, viz. 6s. 6d. per day, with the usual increments after three and six years' service as Petty Officer Coder, such ratings not to be eligible for non-substantive pay.

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