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Officers Allowances

1907 05 14
Baggage Expenses
And whereas Officers appointed from or discharged to Foreign Service Leave are repaid their expenses for baggage within the cost of forwarding it from or to the depôt on the books of which they are borne for leave respectively:

And whereas we are of opinion that Officers appointed from or discharged to Half Pay are equally deserving of consideration in this respect

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction, as from the first April one thousand nine hundred and seven, the repayment of the expenses in connection with the conveyance of the Service allowance of baggage of Officers appointed from or discharged to Half Pay, within the cost of forwarding it from or to a Naval General Depôt.


1908 01 31
Transport of combined baggage and Mess Stores
And whereas by Appendix XII of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service it is laid down that free conveyance of certain quantities of combined baggage and mess stores shall be allowed to Flag Officers, Commodores, and Officers in Command appointed to stations abroad:

And whereas owing to the redistribution of the Fleets and the establishment of the Atlantic Station to include Gibraltar and the West Coast of Africa, it is occasionally necessary for Officers on this station to join their ships abroad:

And whereas we consider that in these cases the mess stores required should be sent out with the Officers:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the extension to the Atlantic Station of the scale at present authorized for the Mediterranean, North America and West Indies, and Cape of Good Hope Stations.


1908 03 24
Allowance Senior Gunner of each of the Torpedo School Sheerness
And whereas by Orders in Council of Her late Majesty bearing dates the 29 January, 1889, and 13 December, 1889, a special allowance of one shilling and sixpence a day is authorized for the Chief or Senior Gunner of each of the Torpedo School Ships at Portsmouth and Devonport in recognition of the extra and responsible duties devolving on him.

And whereas similar duties are entrusted to the Chief or Senior Gunner of Your Majesty's Torpedo School Ship at Sheerness:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of a similar allowance of one shilling and sixpence a day to this Officer, with effect as from 1 January, 1908.


1908 10 27
Correction of Charts - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th October, 1908.

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, of 13th October, 1908, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas we have had under our consideration the method of remunerating the Officers employed at certain Naval Ports in the correction of charts :

And whereas we are of opinion that the present system under which extra pay of three shillings a day is granted to these Officers for the days on which they are actually employed on the correction of charts should be replaced by a continuous allowance as being more appropriate to the service rendered :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of continuous allowances, varying at our discretion from one shilling to one shilling and sixpence a day, at ports where, in our opinion, the care and correction of charts form such an appreciable addition to an Officer's ordinary duty as to justify a special payment ; the change to take effect as from the 1st October, 1908, but in the cases of the Officers performing the duties in question at Portsmouth, Sheerness and Malta, payment to continue under the present system until they are superseded.

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, etc.
A. W. FitzRoy.


1908 11 27
First Lieutenant - Additional Allowances
At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 21st day of November, 1908.

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 twenty-ninth day of October, one thousand nine hundred and eight, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council of 30th June, 1906, to authorize the issue of an allowance of one shilling and sixpence a day to the First Lieutenant of a separate establishment when located at the Naval Barracks at any of the Home Ports

And whereas the duties assigned to the First Lieutenant. at the. Royal Naval Depot, Sheerness, are in all respects similar to those in regard to which the above-mentioned allowance is paid, notwithstanding that the said depot is now administered as a branch of the Royal Naval Depot at Chatham :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the issue of an allowance of one shilling and sixpence a day to the Officer holding this appointment at the Sheerness Depot, with effect as from the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred and eight.

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, etc.
W. FitzRoy.


1908 11 27
Allowances - Senior Lieutenants
At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 21st day, of November 1908.

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, of 18th November, 1908, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by section three of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas under Appendix I of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service an allowance is payable to the Senior Lieutenants of Your Majesty's ships in commission according to the following scale:-

In a ship allowed a Captain in Command, but not allowed a Commander.

2s. 6d. a day.

In a ship commanded by a Commander

1s. 6d. a day.

And whereas in certain hired vessels employed on surveying service the duties performed by the Senior Lieutenant are similar to those for which the Senior Lieutenant in a surveying vessel belonging to Your Majesty's Navy receives the allowance referred to :

And whereas we are of opinion that service in a hired vessel should not place such officers at a disadvantage as regards emoluments when compared with other officers of similar seniority and experience serving in vessels of Your Majesty's Navy:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment of the following allowances as from the eighteenth day of March, one thousand nine hundred and eight, to the Senior Lieutenant in any such hired surveying vessel:-

In a ship commanded by a Captain, but in which no Commander is borne

2s. 6d. a day

In a ship commanded by a Commander

1s. 6d. 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.
A. W. FitzRoy.


1909 07 02
Allowances - Senior Lieutenants
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of .Tune, 1909.

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 tenth day of June, one thousand nine hundred and nine, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by section three 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 Forces 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 under Appendix I of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service an Allowance is payable to the Senior Lieutenants of Your Majesty's Ships in commission according to the following scale:-

In a Ship allowed a Captain in Command but not allowed a Commander

2s.

6d,

a day

In a Ship commanded by a Commander

1s.

6d.

a day

And whereas the Regulations do not permit of the payment of any allowance to the Senior Lieutenant of a Ship allowed either a Commander in command, or the alternative ranks of Commander or Lieutenant in command, when actually commanded by a Lieutenant.

And whereas we are of opinion that in such cases the Senior Lieutenant should receive an allowance, his duties being unaffected by the actual rank of the Officer appointed in command..

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 one shilling and sixpence a day, as from the first day of April, one thousand nine hundred and eight, to the Senior Lieutenant of a ship allowed either a Commander in command, or the alternative ranks of Commander or Lieutenant in command, when actually commanded by a Lieutenant.

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; bye and with. the advice of His Privy Council, etc.
A. W. FitzRoy.


1912 04 02
Captains on Staff of Inspector of Target Practice
And whereas the captains serving on the staff of the Inspector of Target Practice are in receipt of ordinary naval rates of full pay and allowances, together with a special service allowance at the rate of £91 5s. 0d. per annum:

And whereas we are of opinion that the total emoluments of these officers ; as compared with those of other captains serving on shore at the Admiralty and elsewhere, and having regard to the important nature of their duties, are inadequate:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us to pay to captains serving on the staff of the Inspector of Target Practice, as from the first day of January, 1912, a consolidated salary at the rate of £800 per annum, in lieu of their present emoluments.


1912 05 21
Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships - Pay and Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of May, 1912.

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 30th April, 1912, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas we have decided that the Inspecting Captain of Boys' Training Ships shall be relieved of the command of Your Majesty's ship " Impregnable " so as to enable him to devote his attention exclusively to the general duties of Inspecting Captain :

And whereas we consider that the present emoluments of the Inspecting Captain are inadequate, having regard to the important and responsible duties he is called upon to perform :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment to this officer of a consolidated salary of £1,000 a year in lieu of the full pay of his rank and command money.

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.


1913 03 14
Senior Lieutenants Allowances Extended to Certain Other Officers
And whereas the responsibilities which devolve upon the Senior Lieutenant in one of Your Majesty's Ships are recognised by the grant of Senior Lieutenant's Allowance:

And, whereas it has been found necessary in certain cases to employ Officers of junior rank to carry out the duties of Senior Lieutenant, and we are of opinion that the responsibilities devolving on these officers should be recognised by the grant of similar allowances to those authorized for Lieutenants:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of Senior Lieutenant's allowance at the authorized rate to Sub-Lieutenants, Commissioned Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers doing the duty of First Lieutenant in ships where a Lieutenant is allowed by complement but not borne, such payment to take effect from the 30th September, 1912.


1913 10 17
Inspectors of Physical Training - Allowances
And whereas His late Majesty's Order in Council, of 12th March, 1903, authorized the appointment of Lieutenants of the Royal Navy or Royal Marines as Inspectors of Gymnasia (now Physical Training), with an allowance of 2s. 6d. a day each in addition to the full pay of their rank:

And whereas we consider it desirable that we should be authorized to appoint Captains of the Royal Marines as Inspectors of Physical Training, with a similar allowance, the total number of Inspectors receiving the allowance to be subject to the concurrence of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury

And whereas we also consider it desirable that, in view of the special nature of his duties, the Medical Officer at the School of Physical Training, Portsmouth, should receive a special allowance of 2s. 6d. a day in addition to the full pay of his rank:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the foregoing proposals, with retrospective effect as from the 1st day of January, 1913.


1914 05 22
Senior Lieutenant's Allowance at Youths' Training Establishment, Devonport.
And whereas under the authority of Order in Council dated the 20th October, 1898, an allowance of 2s. 6d. a day has hitherto been paid to the Senior Lieutenant of the Youths' Training Establishment at Shotley in consideration of his special duties as Regulating Officer

And whereas the authority for payment of this allowance has been rendered inoperative consequent upon the transfer of the Youths' Training Establishment to the Royal Naval Barracks at Devonport:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction, as from the 25th July, 1912, the grant of an allowance of 2s. 6d. a day to the Lieutenant-Commander or Lieutenant borne for regulating duties in the Youths' Training Establishment.


1914 05 22
Unqualified Staff in Engineroom - Allowance
And whereas we consider it desirable that Lieutenants not fully qualified in Engineering who may be employed as part of the Engine Room Staff in Your Majesty's Ships should receive extra remuneration for such duty;

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 at the rate of two shillings and sixpence a day to any Lieutenant not fully qualified in Engineering who may be so employed, provided that he has obtained a certificate that he is capable of performing the duties of a junior Engineer Officer.


1914 10 27
Standardisation of Allowances for Gunnery, Torpedo and Signal duties etc.
And whereas by Orders in Council of the 19th July, 1883, 16th November, 1903, 22nd October, 1906, and 11th April, 1913, provision was made for the payment of various rates of allowances to Officers qualified to perform Gunnery, Torpedo and Signal duties:

And whereas by Orders in Council of the 25th March, 1901, 30th June, 1906, and 13th October, 1910, provision was made for the payment of an allowance of 2s. 6d. a day to the Officers in Charge of the Signal Schools at the Home Ports and of the Signal Instruction at Shotley:

And whereas we consider it desirable that certain changes should be made in the rates and conditions of payment of these allowances:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the proposals set forth in the annexed schedule, to take effect as from the 27th July, 1914.

We further beg leave to recommend that the, provisions of the before-mentioned Orders in Council, so far as they are affected by these proposals, may be repealed.

Schedule.

  1. Officers who qualify in Gunnery or Torpedo; or in Signalling and Wireless Telegraphy combined, to receive the following allowances when actually borne for the performance of their special duties, viz. :
    • Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants who have obtained a First Class Certificate on completing the prescribed courses ... 4s. 0d. a day.
    • Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants who have obtained a Second Class Certificate on completing the prescribed courses ... 3s. 0d. a day.
    • Other Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants performing Gunnery duties in ships in which a Gunnery Lieutenant is allowed but not borne ... 1s. 0d. a day.
    • Other Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants, who have undergone a short course of Torpedo, performing Torpedo duties in ships in which a Torpedo Lieutenant is allowed but not borne, provided they hold a First Class Certificate ... 1s. 0d. a day.
  2. Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants qualified in Signalling and Wireless Telegraphy combined appointed on the staff of a Flag Officer and messing with the Admiral to have their Specialist Allowance reduced by 2s. a day.
  3. Officers in charge of the Signal Schools at Portsmouth, Chatham and Devonport, and of the Signal Instruction at Shotley, if of the rank of Commander, to receive the usual command money of 2s. 6d. a day.

1915 06 11
Allowances - Commanders borne for the performance of Gunnery or Torpedo Duties
And whereas Your Majesty's Order in Council, bearing date the 26th day of October, 1914, authorizes the payment of certain allowances to Lieutenants and Lieutenant-Commanders qualified in Gunnery or Torpedo when actually borne for the performance of their Special Duties:

And whereas it is necessary in certain cases to retain such Officers for the performance of Gunnery or Torpedo Duties after promotion to the Rank of Commander, and we are of opinion that in such cases the payment of the authorized allowances should be continued:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize the payment during the period of hostilities to Commanders borne for the performance of Gunnery or Torpedo Duties of the allowances in respect of such Duties for which they were qualified prior to promotion to that Rank, with effect as from the 1st day of April, 1915.


1915 11 12
Mates employed on Gunnery, Torpedo, or Signalling duties - Allowance
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council, bearing date the 26th day of October, 1914, authority was given for the payment of certain allowances to Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants qualified in Gunnery, Torpedo, or Signalling, when actually borne for the performance of their specialist duties

And whereas we consider that a Mate who is qualified for the performance of these specialist duties and is appointed to perform, such duties in lieu of a Lieutenant-Commander or Lieutenant should also receive an allowance

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 paid to duly qualified. Mates (acting or confirmed) when performing the duties of Gunnery, Torpedo, or Signal Lieutenant, in any one of Your Majesty's Ships in which a Gunnery, Torpedo, or Signal Lieutenant is allowed but not borne, such, allowance to take effect from then 21st September, 1915.


1916 10 03
Additional Pay for Sub-Lieutenants who are qualified for Torpedo Officers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 3rd day of October, 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 18th day of September, 1916, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas by Order in Council, bearing date the 27th June, 1916, Your Majesty was pleased to approve of Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants who have satisfactorily undergone a short course in a Torpedo School, and are subsequently appointed for Torpedo Control Duties in seagoing Ships, being granted an allowance of 1s. per day if certified by the Officer in command of the Ship to be fully competent to carry out their special Duties :

And whereas we are of opinion that Sub-Lieutenants who are similarly qualified and appointed for such Duties should also receive the allowance of 1s. per day :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction this proposal, with effect as from the 25th day of May, 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.


1916 10 24
Boom Defence Duties - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 24th October, 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 29th September, 1916, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas by Order in Council, of 18th July, 1898, provision was made for the grant to Officers selected for Boom Defence Duties of the allowances provided for Officers employed on Transport Duties:

And whereas the conditions then existing have been largely modified since the outbreak of hostilities, and the scale of allowances at present authorized is no longer appropriate to the services for which it was established:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to repeal the before-mentioned Order in Council, and to sanction the following proposals:

  1. That Officers below the rank of Captain who are in charge of Boom Defence at each Base shall be paid an allowance at the rate of 2s. 6d. per day, without Command Money, subject to the provision that any Officer now in receipt of an allowance of 3s. per day shall continue to receive such allowance in lieu of the allowance of 2s. 6d. a day until he is superseded.
  2. That all Officers and Men employed in connection with Booms, including Officers in Charge, shall be paid Hard Lying Money at half rates if living and sleeping in exposed conditions on shore, under the same conditions as those applicable in the case of Officers and Men living and sleeping afloat, and that the payment of such Hard Lying Money shall take effect as from the 1st day of January, 1916.

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.


1917 03 30
Senior Allowance for Lieutenants at Bermuda
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th day of March, 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 20th day of March, 1917,. in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas under existing regulations Senior Allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. per day is payable to the Lieutenant performing executive duties at Bermuda, so long as a Depot Ship, is stationed at that port, the Officer being regarded as Senior Lieutenant of the Ship:

And whereas a Depot Ship is not now stationed at Bermuda, but these duties continue to be performed by the Senior Lieutenant at the Royal Naval Barracks, Bermuda:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of Senior Allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. per day to the Senior Lieutenant at the Royal Naval Barracks, Bermuda, as from the 1st June, 1915, on condition that the Allowance will not be payable concurrently with an .Allowance to the Senior Lieutenant of a Depot Ship, should one again be stationed at Bermuda.

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 07 03
King's Harbour Master at Port Edgar - Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of June, 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 26th day of June, 1917, 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 responsibilities devolving upon the Officer acting as King's Harbour Master at Port Edgar merit the grant of extra remuneration:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of the grant to this Officer of an allowance of £50 per annum, as from the 6th day of June, 1917.

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.


1918 02 05
Specialist Allowance to Signal Officers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th February, 1918.

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. 21st January, 1918, 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 Farce 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 provision was made by His late Majesty's Order in Council of the 22nd October, 1906, and Your Majesty's Orders in Council of 11th April, 1913, and 26th October, 1914, for the payment of the following Allowances to Signal Officers, viz.:-

  1. An allowance of 3s. or 4s. a day, according to qualification, to Signal Officers (new system) when actually borne for the performance of their special duties, subject to the condition that, if the Officer is appointed to the Staff of a Flag-Officer and messes with the Admiral, his Specialist Allowance should be reduced by 2s. a day.
  2. An allowance of 2s. 6d. a day to Flag Lieutenant-Commanders and Flag Lieutenants borne for Signalling duties, and to Signal Officers (old system) borne for duty in the Fleet, provided they do not mess with the Flags Officer

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 10th June, 1915, it is provided that Commanders appointed for Gunnery or Torpedo duties during hostilities should receive Specialist Allowance at the rate to which they were entitled prior to promotion:

And whereas we consider that the payment of Specialist Allowance to Signal Officers should be governed by the same general conditions as the payment of Allowances to other Specialist Officers:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve the following proposals, with effect as from the 3rd day of January, 1918:

  1. Signal Allowance at the appropriate rates to be paid to all Signal Officers who are actually borne for the performance of their Specialist Duties, either ashore or afloat, and without being subject to deduction or stop page when the Officer is messed with the Flag Officer.
  2. Commanders who are borne for Signal Duties to receive, during the War, continued payment of the Allowance payable to them before promotion.

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 ire to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1918 04 16
Officers employed on Coding Duties - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th April, 1918.

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 March, 1918, 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 Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council 6th July, 1915, to approve of an Allowance being granted to Officers employed on Coding Duties in Ships allowed a Captain in command, or the alternative Ranks of Captain or Commander in command:

And whereas we consider that the payment of Coding Allowance should depend upon the number of signal books carried in the Ship instead of on the Rank of the Commanding Officer:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of Coding Allowance being payable in all Ships which carry a Light Cruiser's allowance of signal books, or above; this change to take effect as from the 21st January, 1918.

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.


1918 06 04
Sub-Lieutenants Employed on Gunnery Officers Duties
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 4th day of June, 1918.

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 May, 1918, 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 Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council of 26th October, 1914, to authorize the payment of an allowance of 1s. a day to Lieutenant-Commanders and Lieutenants who have not qualified as Gunnery Officers, but are appointed to perform Gunnery Duties in Ships in which a Gunnery Lieutenant is allowed but not borne:

And whereas it is at times necessary to employ Sub-Lieutenants as Gunnery Officers of Your Majesty's Ships, and we are of opinion that when so employed they should receive a similar Allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, as from the 6th May, 1918, the payment of an allowance of 1s. a day to Sub-Lieutenants when appointed to perform Gunnery Duties in Ships in which a Gunnery Lieutenant is allowed but not borne.

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.


1921 11 22
Mates and Sub-Lieutenants, if appointed in lieu of a Lieutenant (N)
Officers appointed as Secretary to a Principal Naval Transport Officer
Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated 9 November, 1921 (C.W. 13448/21), in the words following, viz.:-

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council of 22 January, 1920, to sanction, inter alia, increased scales of pay, half pay and retired pay and revised rates of allowances for Officers of Your Majesty's Naval and Marine Forces, and paragraph 9, Schedule V, Section X, of that Order in Council provides that the rates of full pay, unemployed pay, half pay, retired pay, allowances and gratuities authorized under these regulations shall be subject to review on or after the 1st July, 1924.

And whereas Your Majesty was further graciously pleased, by Schedule V., Section VI, of the aforesaid Order in Council to approve of Mates and Sub Lieutenants appointed to perform Navigating duties receiving an allowance for such duties at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day :

And whereas by the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service it was formerly provided that a Secretary to a Principal Naval Transport Officer should receive an allowance of 2s. 6d. a day, and no provision was made for the continuance of this allowance in conjunction with the new rates of pay authorized by the aforesaid Order in Council:

And whereas in fixing the date on which the Rates of certain of the Naval emoluments. approved by the aforesaid Order in Council should be subject to review, it was not the intention of Your Majesty's Government similarly to fix a definite date for the future revision of Officers' Allowances generally:

And whereas we are of opinion that the allowance granted to Mates and Sub Lieutenants appointed for Navigating duties should not be greater than that granted for the performance of these duties to Lieutenants and Lieutenant-Commanders who are not specialist Officers, viz., 1s. a day, and further, that the allowance of 2s. 6d. a day to a Secretary to a Principal Naval Transport Officer should continue to be payable in conjunction with the improved rates of full pay:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the deletion of the word 'allowances' from paragraph 9, Schedule V., Section g., of Your Order in Council bearing date the 22 January, 1920, and the abolition as from the 1st April, 1920, of the allowance of 1s. 6d. a day to Mates and, Sub-Lieutenants (when appointed for Navigating duties) laid down in Schedule V., Section VI., of that Order, and to approve the following allowances, with effect from the 1st April, 1920, and the 1st July, 1919, respectively :

  • To Mates and Sub-Lieutenants, if appointed in lieu of a Lieutenant (N) in a Ship in which a qualified (N) Officer is allowed by complement but not borne ... 1s. 0d. a day.
  • To Officers appointed as Secretary to a Principal Naval Transport Officer ... 2s. 6d. a day.

1930 05 23
Physical and Recreational Training Duties when a qualified Officer not borne - Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 16th day of May, 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 7th day of May, 1930 (C.W. 3585/30), 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 Your Majesty was graciously pleased, by Section VI of Schedule V to Your Order in Council of 22nd January, 1920, to sanction, inter alia, the payment of an allowance of 1s. a day to non-Specialist Officers performing Specialist Duties when a qualified Specialist Officer is allowed by complement but not borne:

And whereas we consider that this allowance should be paid under the same conditions to a non-Specialist Officer performing Physical and Recreational Training Duties when a qualified Physical and Recreational Training Specialist Officer is allowed by complement but not borne:

We beg leave to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction this proposal, with effect from the 18th February, 1930.

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 30
Extra Pay - Officers Serving in Tugs
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 26th 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 15th day of October, 1931, (C.W. 8708/31), 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 from time to time by Orders in Council provision has been made for the payment of Extra Pay under various conditions to Officers of Your Majesty's Navy

And whereas we are of opinion that the service of Officers in Tugs employed in the Fleet Target Service merits extra remuneration in consideration of the arduous nature of their work and the fact that it entails abnormal wear and tear of clothing

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the regulations contained in the annexed Schedule.

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

Schedule.

Payment of Extra Pay at one half the daily rates authorised from time to time may be made under the following conditions to Officers of H.M. Tugs while commissioned for service in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Fleet Target Services, and while the conditions of service in the vessels remain as at present.

  1. H.M. Tugs in the Atlantic Fleet target Service.
  2. During all periods except those when the Tugs are lying at Portsmouth, Devonport, Chatham or Sheerness; with effect from the 20th May, 1931.

  3. H.M. Tug in the Mediterranean Fleet Target Service.

During all periods while the Fleet is at Malta and while cruising with the Fleet; with effect from the 16th September, 1931.

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.


1934 07 03
Allowances for Officers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 29th day of June, 1934.

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 1st day of June, 1934, (C.W. 4135/34), 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 Section VI of the Fifth Schedule to Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date 22nd January, 1920, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to establish an allowance of two shillings and sixpence a day for Lieutenants and Lieutenant-Commanders, Royal Navy, who had undergone a special course and qualified in war staff duties; the said allowance to be payable concurrently with full pay, except during service at the Admiralty, from the date of qualifying until the date of permanently ceasing to be employed as a specialist:

And whereas by the said Order in Council, Your Majesty was also pleased to establish an allowance of two shillings and sixpence a day for Lieutenants and Captains, Royal Marines, who had qualified in war staff duties and held appointments for such duties, ashore or afloat:

And whereas we are of the opinion that provision should be made for the said allowance of two shillings and sixpence to be payable to officers of or below the rank or relative rank of Commander, R.N., when holding certain appointments, whether qualified in staff duties or not.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorise the said allowance in appointments in which we consider, and the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury agree, that payment is justified by the importance and the arduous nature of the duties.

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 04 08
First Lieutenant's allowance - Submarines in Immediate Reserve
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 1st day of April, 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 12th day of March, 1938, (C. W. 677 / 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 Section VI of Schedule V to Order in Council bearing date 22nd January, 1920, provision is made, inter alia, for the payment of First Lieutenant's allowance in certain classes of Your Majesty's Ships in Reserve Commission:

And whereas we consider that payment of First Lieutenant's Allowance should also be made in respect of Submarines in Immediate Reserve:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, with effect from 14th January, 1938, the payment of this allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day to Officers of the ranks prescribed by the aforesaid Order in Council for the performance of the duties of First Lieutenant of a group of Submarines in Immediate Reserve.

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.


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