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ERA - Qualifying period for Promotion to Warrant Officers

30 Jul 1920
And whereas by Order in Council, dated 13th January, 1902, Engine Room Artificers and Chief Engine Room Artificers are required to have at least 8 years' confirmed service before becoming eligible for promotion to warrant rank:

And whereas we are of opinion that the minimum period of qualifying service required for promotion should be reduced to six years as Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class and above in order to bring the age on promotion to warrant rank in the Artificer Engineer Branch into line with that in other branches:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by your Order in Council, to sanction the minimum period of qualifying service being reduced to 6 years accordingly:


1936 10 30
Advancement - ERAs
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of October, 1936.

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 October, 1936 (N. 4417/36), 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 3rd November, 1927, provision is made, inter alia, that men who are entered or re-entered after the 4th October, 1925, in the Engine Room Artificer branch, shall be petty officers while holding the acting or confirmed 4th class rating:

And whereas men who entered or re-entered after the 4th October, 1925, who hold the confirmed rating of Engine Room Artificer 4th class and have been granted a certificate that they are capable of taking charge of a watch in the engine room of a small ship, are liable to be employed on such duties as involve additional responsibilities and are, in our opinion, deserving of the status of a chief petty officer:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, as from the 1st October, 1936, the grant of chief petty officer status to such men when they have obtained the necessary qualifications.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1943 07 27
Engineroom Artificers - Charge Pay during the War
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd day of July, 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 30th day of June, 1943 (N. 10930/43), 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 Your Order in Council of 17th May, 1920, an allowance of 1s. a day is payable to an engine room artificer on being rated Chief engine room artificer who is in possession of a Certificate of capability of taking charge of the engines of a small ship:

And whereas, under war conditions, it is often necessary to utilise engine room artificers to perform the duties, of Chief engine room artificers as a temporary expedient in all classes of seagoing ships:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty, by Your Order in Council, may be graciously pleased to sanction, for the duration of the war, the extension of the payment of the allowance to engine room artificers who fulfil the following conditions:

  1. possesses a certificate of capability of taking charge of the engines of a small ship, and are considered fit for advancement;
  2. pass the requisite technical and educational examination;
  3. have completed 4 years as engine room artificer 4th class and above, including acting time, before taking the examination at (ii) above;
  4. serve at sea in ships of all classes where there is an underbearing of the normal approved war complement of chief engine room artificers, provided that the number of engine room artificers thus entitled in any ship is limited to the number of chief engine room artificers underborne.

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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