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Establishment of the Ordnance Artificer Branch.

Status and Pay of Armourer Ratings

1920 10 19
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council of the 22nd January, 1920, a new Branch entitled the Ordnance Artificer Branch was established, and the ranks of the Branch were instituted with pay, retired pay, and pensions as for officers of similar classes in the Mechanical Branches of Warrant Officers:

And whereas we consider that the status, pay, and conditions of service of the ratings of the Ordnance Artificer Branch should be generally as for the corresponding ratings of the Engine Room Artificer Branch; and further that Seamen and Marines qualified in Ordnance work should receive additional pay:

And whereas we consider it desirable that the pay of Armourer ratings not eligible to transfer to this new Branch should be improved:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the proposals contained in the attached two Schedules, the arrangements shown therein to come into force from the dates specified, power being reserved to us to vary the rates of pay shown with the Scales laid down, or to associate payment with such conditions as may be deemed necessary:

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

Schedule II

Ordnance Artificer Branch.

A. The following ratings to be established as from 1st March, 1919, viz. :

  • Chief Ordnance Artificer, 1st Class.
  • Chief Ordnance Artificer, 2nd Class.
  • Ordnance Artificer, 1st Class.
  • Ordnance Artificer, 2nd Class.
  • Ordnance Artificer, 3rd Class
  • Ordnance Artificer, 4th Class.
  • Ordnance Artificer, Acting 4th Class
  • Ordnance Artificer, 5th Class
  • Boy Ordnance Artificer.

The status, pay and conditions of service of the above ratings to be similar to those of the corresponding ratings of the Engine Room Artificer Branch.

B. Institution of a non-substantive rating of Q.O. - 2d. a day.

An allowance of 2d. a day to be paid to Seamen and Marines, not holding a higher rating or rank than Able Seaman or its equivalent, qualified to perform auxiliary armament work.

To be paid only whilst actually employed on the duties between the 1st March, 1919, and the 13th August, 1920, and continuously as from the 14th August, 1920.

Schedule II

Armourer Ratings

The status and pay of Armourer Ratings from 1st October, 1918, to be as follows:

Rating.

Status.

Daily Pay.

   

s.

d.

Probationary Armourer's Crew

Leading Seaman

3

3

Armourer's Crew

Petty Officer

4

6

Armourer's Mate

ditto

4

9

Armourer

ditto

5

3

Armourer over three years as such

Chief Petty Officer

5

6

Chief Armourer

ditto

6

2

Chief Armourer over three years as such

ditto

6

5

Chief Armourer over six years as such

ditto

6

8

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