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Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships

1939 09 26
Additional Allowance for Gunners employed in Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of September, 1939

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 12th day of September, 1939 (N. 7724/39), 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 have found it necessary to employ certain Naval ratings and Royal Marine ranks as gunlayers and seamen gunners in the guns' crews of Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships:

And whereas we consider that in addition to the normal pay and allowances of their rating or rank, these men should be given a special allowance of sixpence a day when actually embarked in Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships with effect in each case from the date on which the defensive armament is mounted:

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

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 03 16
Hydrophone Instructors for DEMS - Additional Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of March, 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 8th day of February, 1943 (N./T.D./D.E.M.S.1229/42) 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 we consider That some extra remuneration is merited by naval ratings who are qualified and are performing the duties of hydrophone instructor in defensively equipped merchant ships:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant of an allowance of 1s. 6d. a day to ratings acting as instructors to defensively equipped merchant ship ratings undergoing training as hydrophone listeners or Anti-Submarine Operators, payment to be made only during the time the duty is being, performed.

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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