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Mechanics Branches

1941 04 01
Establishment of ER, Electrical & Ordnance Mechanics Branches
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 26th day of March, 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 3rd day of March, 1941 (N. 3508/41), 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 with a view to facilitating the provision of ratings for engine room, electrical and ordnance duties in Your Majesty's Fleet, we consider it expedient to establish, separate Mechanic Branches into which men can properly be entered for training and service:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty by Your Order in Council may be graciously pleased to sanction for the duration of the war the institution of the branches of the Royal Navy, with titles, rates of pay and conditions of service as set out in the accompanying Schedule, with effect from 18th March, 1941.

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

Schedule.

Engine Room Mechanic. Electrical Mechanic. Ordnance Mechanic.

  Relative Naval Rank. Pay her diem.
    s. d.
Junior Probationary Mechanic Ordinary Seaman 2 0
Probationary Mechanic Able Seaman 3 9
Mechanic, 5th Class Leading Seaman 5 1
Mechanic, 4th Class Petty Officer 7 0
Mechanic, 3rd Class (after 3 years' service as Mechanic, 4th Class or above). Chief Petty Officer 8 6
Mechanic, 2nd Class (after 7 years' service as Mechanic, 4th Class or above). Chief Petty Officer 9 0
Mechanic, 1st Class (after 12 years' service as Mechanic, 4th Class or above). Chief Petty Officer 9 6

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 09 18
Establishment of Ship Mechanic Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of September, 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 Admiral, dated the 17th day of August, 1942 (N. 13525 / 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 Your Order in Council dated the 26th of March, 1941, the establishment is sanctioned of separate Mechanic Branches of Your Majesty's Navy, to include Engine-room, Electrical and Ordnance ratings:

And whereas it has become necessary to enter into the Royal Navy men, with experience of ship-building trades, who cannot appropriately be assigned to an existing Branch, and we are of opinion that a Ship Mechanic Branch should be established for their naval service:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty, by Your Order in Council, may be graciously pleased to sanction, for the duration of the war, the institution of a Ship Mechanic Branch in the Royal Navy, the titles, rates of pay and conditions of service to be the same as those provided for the Engine-room, Electrical and Ordnance Mechanics.

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.


1945 11 02
Re-organisation of Radio Mechanics Branch
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 13th day of October, 1945 (N. 22261/45), 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, Your Order in Council of 14th October, 1942, sanctioned the institution of a new branch of naval ratings to be called Radio Mechanics:

And whereas, we consider it desirable to introduce a new rating of Radio Mechanic 2nd Class for ratings entered after the 4th May, 1945:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the institution of the ratings of:

  Rate of pay per diem
(Exclusive of War Bonus)
  s. d.
Radio Mechanic, 2nd Class 2 0
Radio Mechanic, 1st Class 3 9
in substitution for the rating of :    
Radio Mechanic 3 9

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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