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Naval Ratings Employed on Harbour Defence

1939 09 26
RNVR Harbour Defence Non-Substantive Rates
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st 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 13th day of September, 1939 (N. 7737/39), 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 the Naval Forces Act, 1903, it is enacted that the Admiralty shall have power to raise and maintain a force to be called the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, and that any volunteer enrolling under this Act, when serving for training afloat or called out for actual service shall be deemed to be serving in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force within the meaning of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865:

And whereas we are of the opinion that the personnel of fixed anti-submarine defences should be augmented in an emergency by trained ratings of Your Majesty's Naval Volunteer Reserve:

And whereas it is considered that non-substantive pay should be awarded to members of Your Majesty's Naval Volunteer Reserve who are qualified to perform certain duties in connection with fixed anti-submarine defences:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment of the rates set out in the annexed Schedule.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their agreement with this proposal.

Schedule.

R.N.V.R. Harbour Defence Non-Substantive Rates.

Harbour Defence Operator, 3rd Class (H.D.0.3).

Able to carry out duties of watchkeeper including watching and tending instruments.

Harbour Defence Operator, 2nd Class (H.D.0.2).

As for H.D.0.3 and also capable of routine maintenance operations including those of simple mechanical nature in connection with power units.

Harbour Defence Operator, 1st Class (H.D.O.1).

As for H.D.0.2 and also capable of carrying out normal running repairs and of instructing junior ratings in their duties.

Non-substantive pay.

Harbour Defence Operator, 3rd Class - 4d. a day.
Harbour Defence Operator, 2nd Class - 8d. a day.
Harbour Defence Operator, 1st Class - 1s. a day.

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 05
Harbour Defence Layer - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 26th 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 16th day of June, 1940 (N. 8786/40), 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 we have found it expedient to employ certain specially trained naval ratings on cable work and we consider that the qualifications and duties required of these ratings justify, the grant of non-substantive pay:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the establishment of a new non-substantive rate of Harbour Defence Layer, to be sub-divided into three classes with pay at 1s., 8d. and 3d. a day respectively, with effect from the date on which the personnel concerned qualify at the approved course of instruction.

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 05
Harbour Defence Operator - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 26th 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 19th day of June, 1940, (N. 4494/40) 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 Orders in Council dated 29th July, 1937 and 30th April, 1940, special conditions of service and consolidated rates of pay were established for naval ratings entered for certain duties connected with controlled minefields and kindred work:

And whereas by Order in Council dated 21st September, 1939, the non-substantive rate of Harbour Defence Operator in three grades, with pay at 1s., 8d. and 4d. a day respectively, was instituted for trained ratings of Your Majesty's Naval Volunteer Reserve who are required to augment the personnel of such fixed anti-submarine defences in an emergency:

And whereas we have found it expedient to train and employ on such duties ratings of Your Majesty's Naval Forces other than members of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and those entered under the conditions of Orders in Council of 29th July, 1937 and 30th April, 1940, and we are of the opinion that they should be eligible for the award of the paid non-substantive rate of Harbour Defence Operator equally with qualified ratings of Your Majesty's Naval Volunteer Reserve:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment accordingly to those naval ratings and members of Your Majesty's Naval Reserve Forces generally, other than men who are in receipt of consolidated rates of pay, who are qualified and have been or may be 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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1941 02 07
Harbour Defence - Boom Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of January, 1941.

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 24th day of January, 1941 (N. 11581/40) 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 the need has arisen to provide additional remuneration for certain ratings employed on harbour defence duties, such remuneration to be at the rate of twopence a day and to be entitled Harbour Defence (Boom) Allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty, by Your Order in Council, may be graciously pleased to sanction payment accordingly, with effect from the 1st September, 1940.

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.

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