1948 10 12
Introduction of Juniors
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of October, 1948.
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 September, 1948, (N. 10223/47) 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 consider it necessary to provide for the recruitment of youths below the age of 17½ in certain branches
We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty by Your Order in Council may be graciously pleased to sanction the introduction of the following new ratings : -
Junior Stores Assistant
Junior Assistant Cook
Junior Assistant Steward
Junior Naval Airman
Junior Electrician's Mate
Junior Radio Electrician's Mate
with rates of pay similar to those applicable to Boys entered in the Seaman and Communication Branches
The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence 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.
E. C. E. Leadbitter.
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