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Miscellaneous Allowances

1908 01 31
Extra Pay - Ratings Serving at Bombay
And whereas the nature of the duties entrusted to certain Naval ratings at the Bombay Naval Depôt is such as to justify, in our opinion, the continuous payment of extra pay:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to pay to such Naval Ratings as we may think fit continuous extra pay under the scale laid down in Article one thousand four hundred and fifty-nine, clause three, class three, of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service

We further humbly beg leave to recommend that this proposal may be made retrospective so as to cover the payment of the continuous extra pay already made to a Ship's Corporal from first January, one thousand nine hundred and four, and to a Second Writer, his successor.


1908 01 31
Harmonium Allowance
And whereas it is provided in Article 1447 of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Navy that an allowance of two shillings a week is to be paid, in certain classes of ships, to any properly qualified person of the ship's company who plays the harmonium or any other suitable instrument, and conducts the choir during Divine Service;

And whereas we are of opinion that it is desirable to extend the scope of the allowance, and that the chief factor in the determination of its issue should be the presence of a Chaplain to conduct Divine Service;

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of this allowance, with retrospective effect, as from the first April, one thousand nine hundred and five,

  1. In all ships in which a Chaplain is allowed.
  2. In other ships, at the discretion of the Admiralty, where a harmonium is in use.
  3. During the remainder of existing commissions in (a) Ships which were formerly allowed either a Captain or Commander in command, but which have been or may be reduced to Commanders' Commands, and (b) any cases in which payments have hitherto been authorized but are not payable under classes (i) or (ii).

1921 10 14
Miscellaneous Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of October, 1921.

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 29 September, 1921 (N. 12932/21), 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 spay, 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 bees 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 that certain changes are desirable for the grater efficiency of Your Majesty's Naval and Royal Marine Forces:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty maybe graciously pleased to sanction as from the dates indicated the proposals contained in the attached schedule.

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

Schedule.
Section A.

To take effect as from the 5th August, 1920.

Bandsmen employed on Fire Control duties - additional pay
1. While employed on Fire Control duties Bandsmen to be eligible for the allowance of 3d. a day instituted by Order in Council of the 9th October, 1919.

Instructional Allowance for Bandmasters extended to NCOs
2. The Instructional Allowance of 1s. a day payable to Bandmasters at the R.N. School of Music under the Order in Council of 13th October, 1910, to be extended to Non-Commissioned Officers employed as Instructors in the various instruments at that Establishment.

Engineers' Yeomen of Stores - Allowances
3. The following scale of allowances to ratings employed as Engineers' Yeomen of Stores to be substituted for the allowances authorized by the Order in Council of 2nd November, 1907, viz. :

  Maximum Rates.
s. d.
In Battleships, Battle Cruisers, Repair Ships and Depôt Ships for Destroyers 1 0
In Cruisers 0 9
In Light Cruisers 0 6
In Destroyers 0 3

In other vessels the rate payable to be at Admiralty discretion.

Allowances to Royal Marines doing duty as Butchers
4. The allowance to Royal Marines doing duty as Butchers instituted by Order in Council of the 19th January, 1886, and extended to Naval ratings by Order in Council of the 9th May, 1892, to be increased to 3d. a day.

C.P.O. Cooks in charge of Instructional Galleys in Cookery Schools - Allowances
5. C.P.O. Cooks in charge of Instructional Galleys in Cookery Schools to be paid 1s. a day while actually employed in charge ; the allowance not to be paid concurrently with any other allowance for Cooks.

Sick Berth Attendants - Allowances
6. Sick Berth Attendants passed for Leading Sick Berth Attendant when employed in ships allowed one Sick Berth rating to be paid the Dispensing Allowance of 2d. a day instituted by Order in Council of the 5th July, 1911.

Section B.

To take effect as from the 24th December, 1919.

The allowances of 6d. a day to Sick Berth ratings qualified and employed as :

  1. Masseurs (authorized by Order in Council of the 5th July, 1911) ;
  2. Operating Room or Laboratory Attendants (authorized by Order in Council of the 10th November, 1911) ;
    1. X-Ray Attendants authorized by Order in Council of the 18th December, 1918 ; to be paid continuously to qualified ratings so long as they remain efficient and continue to be available under the following conditions:
  1. No rating to be paid for more than one of these non-substantive ratings.
  2. Arrangements to be introduced for ratings to be regularly employed on their specialist duties.
  3. Ratings who revert to the ordinary Roster in order to qualify for advancement and so cease to become available for such regular employment, to cease to draw the pay of the non-substantive rating.

Section C.

To take effect as from the 1st April, 1919.

Warrant Officers, Class II, Royal Marines - Pensions increments
Warrant Officers, Class II, Royal Marines, to continue to receive the higher pension increments allowed for their service before the revised pension rates authorized by Order in Council of 7th February, 1921, came into force, viz., 2d. per diem for Company Serjeant-Majors and Quartermaster-Serjeants, and 3d. per diem for Staff Clerks in London, for each year's service in theses ranks.


1911 10 10
Extra Pay when Coaling
And whereas under Article 1460 of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service men employed in coaling Your Majesty's ships are paid extra pay under certain conditions as compensation for the extra wear and tear of their clothing entailed by such employment:

And whereas we consider that boys so employed should receive extra pay under the same conditions and at the same rates:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the extension to boys of the provisions of Article 1460 of the said Regulations, to take effect as from the 1st January, 1911.


1912 07 05
Extra Pay for Work in Unpleasant Conditions
And whereas the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service authorize the grant of extra pay for scraping and repainting the confined spaces of Your Majesty's ships

And whereas no adequate remuneration is provided for other necessary work in such confined spaces:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the following arrangements:

  1. That extra pay be awarded at our discretion at the rates at present authorized for scraping and repainting, viz.:-
    1. Ordinary rate 9d. a day
    2. Within the tropics 1s. a day
    3. When in the Red Sea or Persian Gulf between 1st April and 30th November, inclusive ... 1s. a day
    4. for any work carried out in any of the confined spaces of Your Majesty's ships when the nature of the duty or the conditions under which the work is performed render the grant of special remuneration desirable.
  2. That leading hands engaged in supervising duties which entail their presence in confined spaces at intervals only, be granted extra pay at the special rate of 6d. a day as from 15th December, 1911.

1913 08 22
Physical Training Instructors - Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 12th day of August, 1913.

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 29th day of July, 1913, in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas we are of opinion that the duties and qualifications required of seamen and marines serving as Physical Training Instructors render it desirable to increase their existing rates of pay

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the substitution of the following scale of allowances for that laid down in Orders in Council of His late Majesty bearing date the twelfth day of August, 1907, and the twenty-first day of December, 1908, the change to take effect as from the first day of July, 1913:

Senior Staff Physical Training Instructor

1s.

4d.

a day.

Staff Physical Training Instructor

1s.

0d.

a day.

Physical Training Instructor, 1st Class

 

8d.

a day.

Physical Training Instructor, 2nd Class

 

4d.

a day

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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1914 04 07
Training Allowances for Leading Seamen, and RN and RM NCOs
And whereas we have had under consideration the conditions under which Petty Officers and Leading Seamen of the Royal Navy and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Royal Marines are employed in the Boys' and Youths' Training Establishments and in the Seagoing Training Ships

And whereas we are of opinion that it is desirable to grant a Special Training Allowance in order to secure suitable Petty Officers, Leading Seamen, and Non-Commissioned Officers for these appointments, which involve responsibility for the control and supervision of large numbers of young Boys

Now, therefore, we humbly submit that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of the Training Allowances shown in the accompanying Schedule as a temporary arrangement for a period of three years.

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

Schedule.

  • To all Petty Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers who have, definite responsibility and charge of Boys out of instructional hours … 6d. Per diem.
  • To Leading Seamen employed in the same capacity as above ... 3d. Per diem.
  • These allowances not to be payable until the men concerned have completed a period of at least two months on probation and shown themselves fully capable of carrying out the Training duties satisfactorily.
  • The allowances then to be paid as from the date of completing the probationary period.
  • The allowances not to be payable to Pensioners.

1916 06 27
Additional Allowance for Lieutenant-Commanders or Lieutenants qualified and appointed as Torpedo Officers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of June, 1916.

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 June, 1916, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas under the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants who have undergone a short course of Torpedo Instruction, and obtained a 1st Class Certificate, may be granted an allowance of 1s. a day when appointed for Torpedo Duties in certain Ships :

And whereas we consider that Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants who have satisfactorily undergone a short course in a Torpedo School, and are subsequently appointed for Torpedo Control Duties in sea-going Ships, should be granted a similar allowances if certified by the Officer in command of the ship to be fully competent to carry out their special Duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of an allowance of 1s. a day being granted, as from the 25th May, 1916, to Lieutenant-Commanders or Lieutenants qualified and appointed as stated above.

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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1916 11 10
Carpenter Ratings in the Royal Naval Air Service - Tool Money
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 6th day of November, 1916.

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 November, 1916, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas under the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service tool money of 3d. a day is payable to certain unskilled artisan ratings who are required to provide themselves with the tools necessary for the performance of their duties

And whereas we consider it desirable that Carpenter Ratings in the Royal Naval Air Service with pay of 4s. a day or less should in future be required to provide their own tools, and that they should receive a similar allowance, subject to their holding a Certificate from their Commanding Officer that they possess a standard kit of tools :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of such allowance accordingly, with effect as from the 18th September, 1916.

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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1917 12 21
Harmonium Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st December, 1917.

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 5th December, 1917, 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, and other allowances in the nature thereof, payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Royal 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 it is provided in Article 1454 of the Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Navy that an allowance of 2s. a week is to be paid, in all Ships in which a Chaplain is allowed in the complement, to any properly qualified person of the Ship's Company selected by the Commanding Officer, who plays the harmonium or other suitable instrument and conducts the choir during Divine Service; and in other Ships, with the prior approval of the Admiralty, provided that a harmonium is in use:

And whereas we are of opinion that it is desirable so to extend the scope of the allowance as to permit of the payment in any one Ship of an allowance in respect of the Divine Services of one or more religious denominations, in addition to the allowance paid in respect of the Divine Services of the, Church of England

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

  1. In respect of any Divine Service at which a Chaplain officiates,
  2. At the discretion of the Admiralty, in respect of any Divine Service at which a Chaplain does not officiate, provided that a harmonium is in use.

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 anal 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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1930 11 01
Physical and Recreational Training Instructors - Pay and Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of October, 1930.

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 26th day of August, 1930 (N. 2651/30), 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 that for the greater efficiency of the Physical and Recreational Training Branch of the Royal Navy the rates of the allowances to men qualified as Physical and Recreational Training Instructors, 1st Class and 2nd Class, as laid down in Your Order in Council dated the 21st December, 1920, should be increased

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 2nd August, 1930, of non-substantive pay at the following rates to Naval ratings and Royal Marines qualified as Physical and Recreational Training Instructors :-

  • Senior Staff Physical .and Recreational Training Instructor - 2s. a day.
  • Staff Physical and Recreational Training Instructor - 1s. 6d. a day.
  • Physical and Recreational Training Instructor, 1st Class - 1s. 3d. a day.
  • Physical and Recreational Training Instructor, 2nd Class - 9d. a day.

Payable whilst holding the appointment.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1931 10 13
Librarian's Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of October, 1931.

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 4th day of September, 1931, (N.P. (2) 1389/31), 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 the Regulations for the government o¢ Your Majesty's Navy provision is made for the payment of an allowance of 1d. a day to the person appointed to manage the issue and return of the books of the Ship's library only in Ships not bearing a Schoolmaster or Acting Schoolmaster:

And whereas we are of the opinion that this restriction should be removed in certain cases where it is impracticable for the Schoolmaster or Acting Schoolmaster to carry out these duties in the Ship in which he is borne:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council, to empower us, at our discretion, to authorise payment of this allowance in Your Majesty's Ships notwithstanding that a Schoolmaster or Acting Schoolmaster is therein borne.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury leave 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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1931 12 25
Ratings Allowance for showing films
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of December, 1931.

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 December, 1931 (N. 4102/31), 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 deem it expedient that the extra pay hitherto granted to Naval ratings and Royal Marines for the operation of cinematograph projectors for service purposes should be established as an allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the establishment of an allowance of 1s. a day to Naval ratings (other than those under training for or holding Photographer non-substantive rates and not below Ably Seaman or equivalent rate) and Royal Marines operating cinematograph projectors for service purposes for each day on which they are actually 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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1937 06 11
Additional Pay for Personnel employed on Ordnance Duties
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of June, 1937.

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 10th day of May, 1937, (N.3802/37) 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 13th October, 1920, non-substantive pay of 2d. a day was granted to Seamen and Royal. Marines, not holding a higher rating or rank than Able Seaman or its equivalent, qualified in Ordnance work:

And whereas we are of the opinion that the non-substantive pay for this duty should be increased to 3d. a day:

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1937 07 09
RM Searchlight Instructors - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of July, 1937.

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 June, 1937, (N. 4606 /37) 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 Orders in Council of 29th January, 1929, 1st October, 1932, and 27th October, 1936, authorised payment of extra duty pay to certain Royal Marine ranks when organised in service units:

And whereas we consider it desirable that extra duty pay of 1s. 0d. a day should be paid to non-commissioned officers employed as Searchlight Instructors in connection with these units:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorise 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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1937 10 29
Additional Allowance due to ratings working as Cooks
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd day of October, 1937.

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 14th day of September, 1937, (N. 5849/37), 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 regulations for Your Majesty's Navy provide that an allowance shall be payable to the person, other than a Cook rating, performing the duty of cook in certain vessels not carrying a Cook rating:

And whereas owing to the expansion of Your Majesty's Fleet there are insufficient Cook ratings to meet requirements, and it is therefore necessary in the Fleet generally to employ ratings of the Seaman and Stoker branches of the Royal Navy, and men of the Royal Marines, on the duties of a Cook rating:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment of an allowance of 6d. a day, at our discretion, whenever the duties of a Cook are carried out by a Seaman, Stoker or a Royal Marine.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1938 07 29
Organist and Choir Masters Allce at Boys Training Establishments
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of July, 1938.

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, 1938 (N.3289/38), 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 it is provided by Order in Council dated the 13th October, 1920, that an allowance of 10s. a week is to be paid to any properly qualified person discharging the duties of Organist and Choir Master in Your Majesty's Naval Training Establishment at Shotley and in Your Majesty’s Ships Impregnable, Fisgard and Indus:

And whereas Your Majesty's Ships Fisgard and Indus have ceased to be Training Establishments and we consider it expedient to provide for payment of the allowance in Your Majesty's Ships Caledonia, St. Vincent and Wildfire, or in any other Training Establishment which may be created in the future:

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 of 10s. a week to the qualified person discharging the duties of Organist and Choir Master in any Boys' Training Establishment.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1939 06 27
Pensioned Instructors - Pay & Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 23rd day of June, 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 May, 1939 (N. 3584 / 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 Orders in Council dated 28th June, 1926, 2nd December, 1926 and 6th May, 1938 certain rates of pay and allowances were laid down for pensioned Chief Petty Officers and non-commissioned officers of Your Majesty's Naval and Marine Forces who are employed as Instructors to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, or who are, or may be engaged on instructional duties in connection with Merchant Navy Officers' Defence Courses:

And whereas we consider it desirable that the pay and allowances of these Instructors should be amended, and that the revised rates of pay and allowances should apply also to Instructors for the Royal Naval Volunteer (Wireless) Reserve:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction, with effect from the 30th June, 1938, the institution of the subjoined rates of pay, allowances and conditions in lieu of those previously in force:

Pay at the inclusive rate of 10s. per diem in addition to their pensions.

Marriage Allowance in respect of the wives and families of such Instructors at the rates and under the conditions applicable to other men of Your Majesty's Navy.

Lodging Allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. per diem where quarters cannot be provided for the Instructor except when he is in receipt of marriage allowance and is able to live with his family when a reduced rate of lodging allowance of 6d. a day shall be payable.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1939 09 26
Instructional Allowance to Men teaching Writer and Supply Units of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and Women's Royal Naval Service
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 12th day of September, 1939 (N. 7288 / 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 it has become necessary to employ Naval ratings and Royal Marines as instructors in connection with the training of members of the Women's Royal Naval Service, and of Writer and Supply Units of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve:

And whereas we are of opinion that a Naval rating or Royal Marine who is, or may be engaged on these instructional duties should receive an allowance at the rate of 1s. for each hour of instruction given:

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1940 07 05
New Entry Training - 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 20th day of June, 1940 (N. 10237 /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 of the 21st February, 1935, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction the payment of Training Allowance to certain men of the Royal Navy and of the Royal Marines who have responsibility and charge of new entries out of instructional hours at the three naval depots:

And whereas we are of opinion that the duties and responsibilities devolving upon the Instructors at any Training Establishment for ‘Hostility only' ratings render them deserving of similar remuneration:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment of Training Allowance to these Instructors at the rates, and subject to the conditions laid down for Instructors of new entries at the three naval depots.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1941 04 01
Establishment of Visual Signalmen Non-substantive Rate in Auxiliary Patrol Vessels Allowances
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 14th day of March, 1941 (N. 16499/40), 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 necessary to train and employ Seamen as visual signalmen in Auxiliary Patrol Vessels 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, with effect from the 14th December, 1940, of the non-substantive rate of Visual Signalman (short title V / S) in Auxiliary Patrol Vessels with pay at the rate of 3d. a day.

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 06 06
Allowances to Ratings with Linguistics Abilities
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th day of May, 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 13th day of May, 1941 (Pt. N. 9715/44), 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 we consider it desirable that extra remuneration should be granted to ratings with special linguistic qualifications:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant of a special allowance of 1s. a day to qualified ratings when we consider that payment is justified by the importance of the duties performed.

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 06 06
Allowances to Senior Communications Rating in Capital Ships etc.
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th day of May, 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 15th day of May, 1941 (N. 4679/4I), 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 are of opinion that the responsibilities devolving upon the Senior Telegraphist ratings in certain classes of H.M. Ships merit additional remuneration during the present war:

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 one shilling a day to the Senior Telegraphist rating borne in all Capital Ships, Cruisers, Cruiser-Minelayers, Aircraft Carriers and Destroyer and Submarine Depot Ships in which no qualified Signal Officer or Warrant Telegraphist is borne, during the period of hostilities.

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.


1942 12 18
Seamen Buglers - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 16th day of December, 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 24th day of November, 1942 (N.) 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 28th October, 1892, Seaman Buglers in the Royal Navy are granted non-substantive pay at the rate of 1d. a day

And whereas we consider that performance of this duty merits higher remuneration:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction an increase in non-substantive pay to 3d. a day.

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.


1943 03 16 P 02
Establishment of the non-substantive Rating of Landing Craft Signalman
At the Court at Buckingham Palace the 11th 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 26th day of February, 1943 (N. 27380/42), 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, with a view to meeting the requirements of Communications in Landing Craft, we consider it necessary to establish a new non-substantive rating for this purpose.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, for the duration of the war, the institution of the non-substantive rating of Landing Craft Signalman, with additional pay of 3d. a day, to be open to ratings of the seaman branch.

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 04 18
Establishment of Non-substantive rate of Surveyor Coxswains
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of April, 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 4th day

of April, 1944 (N. 7578/44), 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 we have had under consideration the necessity of employing qualified men to carry out the responsible duties of Coxswains in Surveying Ships:

And whereas we consider that men selected and employed as Surveying Coxswains should be paid an allowance of 6d. a day while allocated for and performing the duties satisfactorily:

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


1944 05 19
Establishment of Non-substantive rate of Harbour Defence Coxswains
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 18th day of May, 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 3rd day of May, 1944, 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 had under consideration the necessity of employing qualified men to carry out the responsible duties of Coxswains of Harbour Defence Motor Launches:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in. Council to sanction the establishment of the non-substantive rating of Harbour Defence Coxswain with pay at the rate of 6d. per diem, the rating to be open to the Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer, Leading Seaman or Able Seaman employed as Coxswain in each Harbour Defence Motor Launch at our discretion as considered necessary.

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 06 05
Torpedo Gunner's Mate - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of May, 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 14th day of May, 1945, (N. 11234/45) 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 the Torpedo Gunner's Mate in seagoing submarines of the 'T' and 'A' Classes bears an exceptionally heavy burden of responsibility in time of war:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction until the end of the period of the present emergency, the payment of a charge allowance of 6d. a day to the Torpedo Gunner's Mate in 'T' and 'A' Class Submarines in seagoing Flotillas.

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