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1911 07 11
Field Allowances
And whereas under Article 1478 of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service field allowances are payable to officers and men of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines when employed in military operations on shore and not provided with quarters.

And whereas officers and men of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines serving afloat are on occasion required to live under canvas when landed for field training, service at rifle ranges, or other duty which does not strictly come within the definition of military service.

And whereas we are of opinion that the discomfort and extra wear and tear of clothes entailed by such service should be compensated by the grant of an allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment, as from the 1st day of July, 1911, to the officers and men of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines serving afloat, when living under canvas on shore, of allowances calculated at one-half the rates of extra pay for general work laid down in Schedule A of Order in Council of His late Majesty bearing date the 10th day of August, 1909.


1915 12 03
Field Allowances
And whereas under the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service the Field Allowance granted to Officers and Men employed in military operations on shore is not payable when quarters are provided at the public expense:

And whereas we consider that this restriction should be modified during the existing Hostilities, and that Officers and Men of Your Majesty's Navy, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve, and Royal Marines borne on Ship's Books, who may be provided with quarters at the public expense for any portion, but not the whole, of a given period should be paid Field Allowance continuously during the whole of such period at two-thirds of the full rate of the Allowance.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction this arrangement.

We further beg leave to recommend that the provisions of Your Majesty's Order in Council of the 29th day of April, 1915, may be hereby cancelled.


1936 10 30
Field Allowances Reviewed
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 2nd day of October, 1936, (N. 4119/36) 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 bearing date the 20th day of March, 1863, rates of Field Allowance were established for Officers and men of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines when employed in military operations on shore and not provided with quarters:

And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 5th day of July, 1911, allowances calculated at one-half the rates of extra pay for general work laid down in Schedule A to Order in Council of the 10th day of August, 1909, were introduced for Officers and men of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines living under canvas when landed for duty not strictly within the definition of military service:

And whereas we consider that the rates of Field Allowance for Officers and the conditions of payment should be brought into line with those established for Your Majesty's Army and Royal Air Force and that the necessity for payment of Living under Canvas Allowance to Officers no longer exists:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of Field Allowance to Naval and Marine Officers, and Field Allowance and Living under Canvas Allowance to men of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines at the revised rates and under the conditions set forth in the Schedule annexed hereto.

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

Schedule.

I-Field Allowance-Officers.

Rank

Rate Per diem,

Flag Officers, Commodores, Captains, Commanders and Officers of relative rank

3s.

6d.

Lieutenant Commanders, Lieutenants and Officers of relative rank; including Lieutenants, R.M., paid on the scale prescribed for Lieutenant ex-Warrant Officer, and other Lieutenants, R.M., of over four years' commissioned service

3s.

0d.

Other Lieutenants, R.M., not provided for above Second Lieutenants, R.M.; Sub-Lieutenants, and Officers of relative rank; Commissioned Officers from Warrant rank, Warrant and Subordinate Officers

2s.

0d.

To be paid:-

  1. When employed on shore service in time of peace and sleeping under canvas or in shore accommodation markedly inferior to that normally used for sleeping purposes.
  2. When employed on shore service in time of peace in military operations of a warlike nature.
  3. When employed in military operations on shore in time of war in an area specifically defined as a war area.

II-Naval ratings and Royal Marine ranks.

Living under Canvas Allowance at 6d. per diem when employed on shore in time of peace or war and sleeping under canvas or in shore accommodation markedly inferior to that normally used for sleeping purposes.

Field Allowance at 6d. a day when employed on shore in military operations of a warlike nature in time of peace or in military operations in time of war in an area specifically defined as a war area.

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.


1939 10 20
Field Allowances
At the Court. at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of October, 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 7th day of October, 1939 (C.W 13161 / 38), 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 27th day of October, 1936, revised rates of field allowance were, inter alia, introduced for Officers of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines:

And whereas no provision is made in Part I, Sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of the schedule annexed to the aforesaid Order in Council for Officers employed on shore service in times of war under the conditions specified:

And whereas we consider that such provision should now be made:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the extension of Field Allowance at the rates laid down in Part I of the Schedule to Order in Council of the 27th day of October, 1936, to Officers of Your Majesty's Navy and Royal Marines employed on shore service in times of war, subject to the conditions therein specified.

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.


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