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Electrician and Armourer Branches


1910 10 21
Establishment of Warrant and Commissioned Warrant Ranks in the Electrician and Armourer Branches
At the Court at Saint James's the 13th day of October, 1910.

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 eleventh day of October, one thousand nine hundred and ten, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas we consider it desirable that the opportunity of attaining Warrant rank should be extended to the Electrician and Armourer Branches of Your Majesty's Navy, for which there is at present no higher grade than the rating of Chief Petty Officer, and further that Commissioned Warrant rank should be open to tile Electrician Branch :

And whereas we further consider it desirable that the service qualification for the advancement of Electricians to the rating of Chief Electrician, Second Class, shall be the same as is required of an Engine Room Artificer for advancement to Chief Engine Room Artificer, Second Class :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the regulations set forth in the annexed schedule :

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

Schedule.

I. Electrician Branch.

  1. The following ranks to be established, viz. :
  2. Commissioned Electrician.
    Warrant Electrician.

  3. The total number of Warrant Electricians and Commissioned Electricians to be fixed at twenty-four, and the proportion of Commissioned Electricians not to exceed one-third of this number.
  4. Warrant Electricians and Commissioned Electricians to be entitled to pay and pensions at the rates and in accordance with the rules at present in force for Artificer Engineers and Chief Artificer Engineers, and in all other respects to conform to the regulations laid down for those ranks.
  5. The qualifying service required of an Electrician for advancement to Chief Electrician, Second Class, to be six years, of which three years must have been actually afloat.

II. Armourer Branch.

(1) A Warrant Rank to be established with the title of Warrant Armourer.

(2) The number of Warrant Armourers to be fixed at eleven.

(3) The scale of pay to be as follows:-

Warrant Armourers.

A day

On promotion

6s.

6d.

After five years' service

8s.

0d.

After ten sears' service

9s.

0d.

(4) The scale of pensions for Warrant Armourers to be the same as that at present in force for Artificer Engineers, and in all other respects Warrant Armourers to conform to the regulations for Warrant Officers of other Branches.

His Majesty leaving 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.


1912 10 18
Allowances for Electricians who have replaced Armourers at Torpedo Schools

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of October, 1912.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 13th day of September, 1912, 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 an Order in Council of His late Majesty bearing date the fifteenth day of June, 1901, provision was made for the payment of an allowance of 7d. a day to the Senior Chief or other Armourer in Torpedo Schools in consideration of the responsibility devolving upon them:

And whereas the Armourer ratings in the Torpedo Schools have been replaced by Electricians:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty will 'be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the continuance of this allowance of 7d. a day to the Senior Chief or other Electrician in each Torpedo School.

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 gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1917 03 16
Establishment of Electrical Artificers 5th Class
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of March, 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 1st day of March, 1917, 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 forces 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 a new Rating of Electrical Artificer below those sanctioned by Order in Council bearing date the 13th May, 1901, should be established :

We humbly beg leave to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of the establishment of a new Continuous Service Rating of Electrical Artificer, 5th Class, with the relative Rating of Leading Seaman, and pay at the rate of 3s. a 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 gives the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1921 11 11
Electrical Artificer Branch - Re-organisation - Ordnance Artificer Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 7th day of November, 1921.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated 1 November, 1921 (N. 15235/21), in the words following, viz. :

And whereas we consider that the increased complexity of the electrical and torpedo apparatus employed in Your Majesty's vessels warrants the division of the Electrical Artificer Branch of Your Majesty's Navy into two Branches:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the institution of the two Branches described in the attached Schedule with the pay and conditions of service of the existing Electrical Artificer Branch which they will supersede.

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

Present System. Electrical Branch
(New System).

Torpedo Branch
(New System).

Electrical Lieutenant

Electrical Lieutenant

Ordnance Lieutenant (T)

Commissioned Electrician

Commissioned Electrical Officer

Commissioned Ordnance Office (T)

Warrant Electrician

Warrant Electrical Officer

Warrant Ordnance Officer (T)

Chief Electrical Artificer

Chief Electrical Artificer

Chief Torpedo Artificer

Electrical Artificer

Electrical Artificer

Torpedo Artificer


1948 09 14
Establishment of the Electrical Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of September, 1948.

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 7th day of August, 1948 (N 2/N2249/48) 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 in order to facilitate the maintenance of the electrical and radio equipment of the Fleet, it has become necessary to institute new ratings m the Electrical Branch

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the establishment of the ratings set out in the Attached Schedule:

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

Schedule.

Electrical Branch Ratings

Probationary Electrician's Mate - Ordinary rating
Probationary Radio Electrician's Mate
Electrician's Mate 2nd Class
Radio Electrician's Mate 2nd Class
Electrician's Mate 1st Class - Able rating
Radio Electrician's Mate 1st Class
Leading Electrician's Mate - Leading rating
Leading Radio Electrician's Mate
Electrician - PO rating
Radio Electrician
Chief Electrician - CPO rating
Chief Radio Electrician

Radio Electrical Artificer Apprentice - Boy rating
Radio Electrical Artificer 5th Class - Leading rating
Radio Electrical Artificer 4th Class - PO rating
Radio Electrical Artificer 3rd Class CPO rating
Radio Electrical Artificer 2nd Class
Radio Electrical Artificer 1st Class
Chief Radio Electrical Artificer

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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