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Establishment of the Ranks of Warrant Mechanician and Commissioned Mechanician

1910 07 26

At the Court of St. James, 19 July 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 fourteenth day of July, 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, it is enacted inter alia that all pay, pensions and 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 Mechanicians serving in Your Majesty's Fleet should have an opportunity of attaining the ranks of Warrant Officer and Commissioned Warrant Officer :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the undermentioned arrangements, viz. :

  1. The establishment of the ranks of Warrant Mechanician and Commissioned Mechanician, with the following rates of pay :

  2. Warrant Mechanician (Warrant Officer)

     

    per diem

     

    s.

    d.

    On promotion

    7

    6

    After 5 years

    9

    0

    After 10 years

    10

    6


    Commissioned Mechanician (Commissioned Warrant Officer)

     

    per diem

     

    s.

    d.

    On promotion

    11

    6

    After 2 years

    12

    0

    After 4 years

    12

    6

    After 6 years

    13

    0

    After 8 years

    13

    6

  3. In all other respects Warrant and Commissioned Mechanicians to conform to the Regulations applicable to Artificer Engineers and Chief Artificer Engineers.
  4. The numbers of Warrant Mechanicians and Commissioned Mechanicians to be included in the total number of Commissioned Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers of the Engineer Branch, proportioned as authorized by His late Majesty's Order in Council of the twenty-first December, one thousand nine hundred and seven.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have concurred 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.
Almeric FitzRoy.

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