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Naval Ratings Employed on Plotting Duties

1939 07 28
Establishment of the Air Fitter Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 25th day of July, 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 23rd day of June, 1939, (N.3648/39) 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 by Order in Council bearing the date the 6th May, 1938, sanction was given, inter alia, to the institution of a branch of naval ratings entitled the Air Fitter and Air Rigger branch :

And whereas we consider it desirable to abolish the title of Air Rigger and to institute a new branch of personnel to be entitled the Air Fitter branch, to include all personnel at present serving in the Air Fitter and Air Rigger branch

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty by Your Order in Council may be graciously pleased to sanction the institution, with effect from a date to be determined by us, of the Air Fitter branch, with grades of Air Fitter, Leading Air Fitter, Petty Officer Air Fitter and Chief Petty Officer Air Fitter; the rates of pay and allowances, transfer arrangements, and conditions of service to be as at present laid down for corresponding ratings of the Air Fitter and Air Rigger branch; service in the latter branch to be allowed to reckon towards progressive pay and for all other naval purposes as if it had been served in the Air Fitter branch.

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.


1939 09 12
Air Artificers transferred from the RAF
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st 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 21st day of August, 1939 (N. 6372 / 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 by Order in Council dated the 6th May, 1938, provision was made for serving ranks of the Royal Air Force to be transferred to the Aircraft Maintenance branches of the Royal Navy:

And whereas, in order to increase the number of higher supervisory and technical ratings of the Air Artificer branch and of the Air Fitter branch, we now consider it necessary to enter into the Royal Navy qualified men who have been discharged from the Royal Air Force:

And whereas we are of opinion that an allowance of 1s. a day should be payable as Machinery Allowance to Chief and other Air Artificers when employed as the senior Air Artificer in a squadron:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty by Your Order in Council may be graciously pleased to sanction the proposals for the pay and other conditions of service for men, late of the Royal Air Force, who are entered into the Royal Navy, and for the institution of Machinery Allowance for Air Artificer ratings as set out in the accompanying schedule.

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

Schedule.

Conditions of entry and service in the Royal Navy.

Flight Sergeant.
(Fitter I).
To be selected for entry in the rating of Chief Air Artificer 2nd class, or Chief Air Artificer 1st class; former service as Flight Sergeant (R.A.F.) to be reckoned towards pay as Chief Air Artificer.
Flight Sergeant.
(Fitter aero-engine)
(Metal Rigger)
To be entered as Chief Petty Officer Air Fitter. Former service in the Royal Air Force as Sergeant and Flight Sergeant, with 9 years added, to be reckoned towards pay as Chief Petty Officer Air Fitter.
Sergeant.
(Fitter I)
If with 4 years as Sergeant (R.A.F.), or 12 years' combined service as Corporal and Sergeant (R.A.F.) :
To be entered as Air Artificer 1st class, with 12 years' seniority.
Other than above:-
To be entered as Air Artificer 2nd class, with seniority from date rated Corporal (R.A.F.).
Sergeant.
(Fitter aero-engine)
(Metal Rigger)
To be entered as Chief Petty Officer Air Fitter. Former service as Sergeant (R.A.F.), with 3 years added, to be reckoned for pay purposes.

Former service reckoning towards Good Conduct Badges in the Royal Air Force to be reckoned toward Good Conduct Badges under conditions applicable to ratings of the Royal Navy.

Machinery Allowance. Payable to Chief and other Air Artificers when employed as the senior Air Artificer rating in a squadron. s. per diem

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.


LG 1939 12 22 P 01
Air Mechanics - change in title
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of December, 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 13th day of December, 1939 (N.12346/39), 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 by Order in Council dated the 6th of May, 1938, there was established a branch of Your Majesty's Navy entitled the Air Mechanic Branch, the lowest ratings in which were Air Mechanic Probationer and Air Mechanic:

And whereas, for the better administration of the Air Mechanic Branch we are of opinion that the two lowest ratings should be entitled Air Mechanic 2nd Class and Air Mechanic 1st Class:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty, by Your Order in Council, may be graciously pleased to sanction this proposal with effect from such date as we may determine.

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.


1940 01 05
Rating Observers - Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of January, 1940.

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 28th day of December, 1939 (N. 11781/39), 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 by Order in Council bearing date the 5th May, 1939, sanction was given, inter alia, to the payment of non-substantive pay and allowances to naval ratings employed on, or under training for the non-substantive duties of Air Gunner, Rating Observer or Rating Pilot:

And whereas ratings hitherto undergoing training for the duties of Rating Observer have been qualified Air Gunners and have received pay as such:

And whereas it is now necessary that certain ratings serving in Your Majesty's Navy during hostilities should undergo training for the duties of Rating Observer without having first qualified as Air Gunner, and we are of opinion that such ratings should receive an appropriate allowance during the period of their training:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty by Your Order in Council may be graciously pleased to sanction, with retrospective effect, payment of an allowance of 2s. 9d. a day to naval ratings while undergoing training for Rating Observer, provided that no other non-substantive pay or allowance is issued concurrently.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1940 06 25
FAA - Promotion of Ratings to Commissioned Rank
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of June, 1940.

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 June, 1940 (C.W. 20328 / 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 by Order in Council dated the 11th day of August, 1931, a system of promotion from the lower deck was approved whereby candidates selected for promotion to Acting Sub-Lieutenant or Acting Sub-Lieutenant (E) serve under the regulations applicable to Officers of corresponding rank promoted from Cadets:

And whereas by Order in Council dated the 24th day of February, 1938, a special category of Officers was instituted for employment on air duties in Your Majesty's Fleet:

And whereas by Orders in Council bearing dates the 6th day of May, 1938, the 5th day of May, 1939. and the 25th day of July, 1939. sanction was given to the institution of branches of naval ratings entitled the Air Artificer branch, the Air Fitter branch, the Air Mechanic branch and the Flying branch:

And whereas we consider it desirable that steps should now be taken to introduce a system for the promotion of ratings of these branches to commissioned rank in the Air Branch of the Royal Navy:

And whereas we are of opinion that Officers promoted from the lower deck to commissions in the Air Branch should serve under the same conditions as Officers promoted from the lower deck to commissions in the Executives and Engineering Branches:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order m Council, to direct that ratings promoted to Acting Sub-Lieutenant (A) and promoted therefrom shall be eligible for retired pay or gratuity on retirement or discharge and disability retired pay or disability addition to retired pay for disability attributable to service, under the regulations applicable to Officers of corresponding rank promoted from Cadets, except that they shall not be eligible to retire voluntarily with gratuities when under the age of 40.

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


1940 07 26
Award of LS & GC Medal to former RAF Personnel now in FAA
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 31st day of July, 1940.

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 22nd day of July, 1940 (N. 5062/40), 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 meet the requirements of the Air Arm of Your Majesty's Fleet, it has been found necessary to transfer thereto certain trained personnel of Your Majesty's Air Force and Order in Council dated 6th May, 1938, provides, inter alia, that former Royal Air Force service rendered by such transferees shall be allowed to reckon towards the award of the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and Gratuity to the same extent as it would have done under Royal Air Force Regulations, but that all awards shall be made under conditions applicable to ratings of the Royal Navy:

And whereas the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal may be awarded under Royal Air Force Regulations after 18 years' approved service and the amount of the associated Gratuity is only £15, while, under Royal Naval Regulations, only 15 years' qualifying service is required and the award of the Medal carries with it an initial Gratuity of £20 and additional Gratuity at the rate of £1 for each year of approved service subsequent to the award:

And whereas certain Royal Air Force personnel transferred to the Royal Navy in the circumstances described herein had already been awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and associated Gratuity of £5 prior to transfer and we desire that such men, while being allowed to retain the Medal so awarded, shall be paid a further Gratuity of £15, representing the difference between the amount of the Gratuity payable under Royal Air Force Regulations and that initially payable under Royal Naval Regulations, and shall be eligible for the additional allowance at the rate of £1 for each year of service subsequent to the date of transfer to the Royal Navy, subject to fulfilment of the authorised conditions for its payment to Naval ratings.

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.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.


1940 09 24
Transfer of Air Fitters (RAF) to Air Artificer Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of September, 1940

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 9th day of September, 1940 (N. 645/40), 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 bearing date the 6th May, 1938, sanction was given, inter alia, to the transfer to the Royal Navy of certain trained ranks of the Royal Air Force:

And whereas in order to meet the requirements of the Air Arm of Your Majesty's Fleet, it is now necessary to increase the number of ratings in the Air Artificer branch of the Royal Navy, and to transfer thereto such ratings of the Air Fitter branch (formerly in the Royal Air Force) who are found to be qualified:

And whereas we are of opinion that such ratings should be granted conditions of transfer to the Air Artificer branch similar to those authorised by Your Order in Council of the 6th May, 1938.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty, by Your Order in Council, may be graciously pleased to sanction, with effect from a date to be determined by us, the conditions of transfer and service set out in the accompanying schedule; men transferred who are in receipt of pay on the scale in force immediately prior to the 5th October, 1925, being eligible to continue to receive pay on that scale, subject otherwise to the usual regulations governing pay scales.

The Lord Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in the above proposals.

Schedule.

Air Fitters (formerly R.A.F.) - Transfer to Air Artificer.

Transfer and seniority for further advancement as Air Artificer, to be in accordance with the following table:

Present Rating. Position on transfer to Air Artificer Branch.
Petty Officer Air Fitter (Confirmed)
(a) with less than 3 years' actual service as P.O. Air Fitter and Corporal, R.A.F., combined.
Air Artificer, 4th Class, with 1 year's seniority at date of transfer.
(b) With 3 years or more actual service as P.O. Air Fitter and Corporal, R.A.F. combined. Air Artificer, 4th Class, with 2 years' seniority at date of transfer.
C.P.O. Air Fitter:
(c) With 4 years' actual service as Sergeant, R.A.F., and C.P.O. Air Fitter, or with 12 years' combined service as Corporal and Sergeant, R.A.F., and P.O. and C.P.O. Air Fitter.
Air Artificer, 1st Class (see note).
(d) Other than above. Air Artificer, 2nd Class (see note).
Note.-Seniority from date rated Corporal, R.A.F.

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.


1942 10 16
FAA Ratings Pay and WO Titles etc
At the Court at Buckingham. Palace, the 4th day of October, 1942.

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 18th day of September, 1942 (N. 726/42), 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Orders in Council bearing date the 9th day of May, 1939, and the 8th day of September, 1939, to approve conditions of service for ratings and Warrant Officers of the Flying Branch of Your Majesty's Fleet:

And whereas we consider it necessary to make certain improvements in the conditions of service of personnel of the Flying Branch, namely, to increase the pay of Acting Rating Observers, and of Air Gunners, and to improve the prospects of promotion of Air Gunners to Warrant rank and above, and to change the titles:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the proposals set forth in the annexed Schedule.

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

Schedule

  1. From 14th September, 1940, the pay for the non-substantive rating of Acting Rating Observer to be at the rate of 4s. 6d. a day, instead of 3s. 6d. a day as formerly:
  2. From 14th September, 1940, the allowance payable to ratings undergoing training for Air Gunner, for ascent in aircraft during training, to be 1s. a day continuously during Part II of the course, instead of for each day of ascent during the course, as formerly:
  3. From 1st July 1942, the title of Air Gunner to be changed to Telegraphist Air Gunner, and the rates of non-substantive pay for Telegraphist Air Gunners to be:

  4. Telegraphist Air Gunner3rd Class 3s. 3d. a day.
    Telegraphist Air Gunner 2nd Class 3s. 9d. a day.
    Telegraphist Air Gunner 1st Class 4s. 3d. a day.


  5. The titles of Warrant Pilots and above and Warrant Observers and above to be changed to the following:-

  6. Warrant Title. Commissioned Title. Lieutenant Title.
    Warrant Pilot and above. Warrant Air Officer (P). Commissioned Air Officer (P). Lieutenant (A).
    Warrant Observer and above. Warrant Air Officer (O). Commissioned Air Officer (O). Lieutenant (A).


  7. Telegraphist Air Gunners to be eligible for advancement to Warrant rank and above with the titles:

Warrant Air Officer (A.G.) Commissioned Air Officer (A.G.) Lieutenant (A).

The conditions of service of Warrant Air Officers (A.G.) and above to be the same as those applicable to Warrant Air Officers (O) and above.

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.


1943 03 16
FAA Air Fitter - Air Artificer
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. 25282/42), 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 by Order in Council bearing date the 6th May 1938, new branches of naval personnel were established for the maintenance of naval aircraft, including, inter alia. the Air Artificer branch the lowest rating in which is Air Artificer 4th class (Petty Officer) :

And whereas under present regulations Air Apprentices are rated Air Fitter on completion of their training; and we are of opinion that their conditions of service should be similar to those which are applied to naval Artificer Apprentices, and that they should therefore be advanced to a leading rating of Air Artificer 5th class on completing the necessary training:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction with effect from 1st January, 1943 the establishment of the rating of Air Artificer 5th Class, with pay at the rate of 5s. 7d. a day.

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.


1944 12 12
Air Engineer Office Writer - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of December, 1944.

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 2nd day of December, 1944 (N. 4198/44), 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 28th March, 1903, sanction was given to the payment of an allowance of sixpence a day to Stoker ratings qualified in and employed on clerical work in the Engineering Department of Your Majesty's Ships and Establishments

And whereas the volume of clerical work in the Air Engineering Department has now increased so as to necessitate the employment of a rating to assist the Air Engineer Officer in these duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment of an allowance at the rate of sixpence a day to an Air Mechanic when so employed:

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.


1945 03 23
Air Gunnery Office Writer
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of March, 1945.

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 27th day of February, 1945 (N. 25685/44), 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 14th May, 1912, sanction was given for the payment of an allowance of threepence a day to a Seaman employed on clerical duties with the Gunnery Lieutenant in Your Majesty's Ships and Establishments:

And whereas the increased volume of clerical work now arising in connection with the duties of the Air Gunnery Officer necessitates the employment of a rating to assist him in these duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of an allowance at the rate of threepence a day to an Air Mechanic when so employed:

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

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And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.


1945 11 02
Progressive Pay (Increments) for Air Fitters
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th day of October, 1945.

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 October, 1945 (N. 22906/45) 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 25th July, 1939, there was established a branch of Your Majesty's Navy entitled the Air Fitter Branch, the lowest ratings in which are Air Fitters:

And whereas no provision was made for the award of progressive pay to Air Fitters:

And whereas we are of opinion that the service of Air Fitters should be rewarded in the same way as that of similar ratings in other branches of Your Majesty's Navy:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction with effect from the 10th September, 1945, the following rates of progressive pay for Air Fitters:

After 3 years man's service – 4s. 3d. per diem.
After 6 years man's service - 4s. 8d. per diem.

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.


1946 11 01
FAA Pay for Rating Pilots etc
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of October, 1946.

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 September, 1946 (N. 28334/45), 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 Order in Council dated 26th June, 1946, sanctioned new rates of pay and methods of payment of Petty Officers and Seamen of Your Majesty's Navy and non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Marines as set out in the Schedule thereto:

And whereas there are special considerations affecting ratings of Your Majesty's Navy employed as pilots of aircraft which necessitate separate provision for their pay:

And whereas we consider that certain rating observers, although obsolescent, should be allowed to retain their existing rating and be paid on the scale applicable to rating pilots:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty by Your Order in Council, may be graciously pleased to sanction the rates of pay and conditions of payment of rating pilots set out in the accompanying Schedule, with effect from 1st July, 1946, or such later date as we may determine, and their application to rating observers during the remainder of their service.

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

Schedule.

Section I-Basic Pay.

Grade. Equivalent Naval Rating. Rate per diem.
    s. d.
Probationary Pilot (during new entry training).   4 0
Probationary Pilot (during probationary flying training).   7 0
Pilot IV Leading Seaman 10 6
Pilot III Leading Seaman 12 6
Pilot II Petty Officer 14 6
Pilot I Chief Petty Officer 16 6

Section II Incremental Pay.

Time to be reckoned, from age of 18 or date of entry, if later.

For each two years. Rate per diem.
Pilot IV and above 3d.

Section III-Good Conduct Badge Pay.

Pay for Good Conduct Badges, to the extent of three, to be at the rate of 4d. a day for each badge.

Section IV-Marriage Allowance.

The rates of marriage allowance and of qualifying allotments to be in accordance with the normal scales as follows:

  Weekly Rate.
  Marriage Allowance. Qualifying Allotment.
  s. d. s. d.
Pilot III and below 35 0 10 6
Pilot II 40 0 17 6
Pilot I 42 6 24 6

Section V.

Modifications in the application of the provisions of Section I.

  1. Air Artificers accepted for duty as pilot to be eligible for the normal rate of pay, including trade pay, appropriate to their Artificer rating with the addition of a flying allowance as under:
  2.   Rate Per diem.
     

    s.

    d.

    (i) During training as Probationary Pilot

    2

    0

    (ii) During service as Pilot IV and above

    3

    0

    If permanently transferred to flying duties, to be eligible for the scale of pay applicable to direct entry pilots but to retain their existing rates of pay on a mark-time basis.

  3. While undergoing training as probationary pilot, other naval ratings and Royal Marine other ranks to be eligible for the normal rate of pay appropriate to their rating in their own branch or Royal Marine rank with the addition of a flying allowance of is. 0d. a day. On advancement to Pilot IV and thereafter, to be paid on the scale of pay applicable to direct entry pilots.

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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