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Officers Pay - 1944

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Officers Pay - 1944
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 10th day of August, 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 22nd day of July, 1944 (C.W. 346i2O/42), in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that all pay, pensions or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer,. Seaman or Marine therein, shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:

And whereas by section 3 of the Officers of Royal Naval Reserve Act, 1865, it is enacted, inter alia, that Officers of Reserve shall be entitled to receive such pay and allowances as we, with the consent of Your Majesty in Council, may from time to time appoint:

And whereas by the Naval Forces Act, 1903,. it is enacted that the Admiralty shall have power to raise and maintain a force to be called the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve,. and that any Volunteer enrolling under this act, when serving for training afloat or called out for actual service, shall be deemed to be serving in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force within the meaning of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865:

And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the, 9th day of November, 1934, the rates of full pay and half pay of Naval and Marine officers, formerly subject to revision according to the cost of living, were consolidated:

And whereas we consider that, in the exceptional circumstances of the present emergency, the rates of full pay and half pay then established are insufficient for officers of junior rank:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, as a special war-time measure only, the rates of pay shown in the annexed Schedule; with effect from the dates shown therein.

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

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed.

And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly. E. C. E. Leadbitter.

Schedule I-Full Pay

A. Executive Branch, Air Branch, Special Branch (except as shown below), Accountant Branch.

Rank or relative rank.

Effective date

Daily rate of Pay.
   

s.

d.

Midshipman

1 Dec 1942

6

10

Acting Sub-Lieutenant (including, Actg. Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant)

1 Oct 1942

9

0

1 Dec 1942

11

0

Sub-Lieutenant

1 Oct 1942

11

0

1 Dec 1942

13

0

Lieutenant and Acting Lieutenant, on promotion .

1 Dec 1942

16

6

Lieutenant after 3 years

1 Dec 1942

17

6

Lieutenant after 6 years

1 Dec 1942

19

0

B. Engineering Branch, Electrical Branch, and Officers of other Branches paid on the same scale.

Midshipman

1 Dec 1942

6

10

Sub-Lieutenant

1 Oct 1942

9

0

1 Dec 1942

11

0

Sub-Lieutenant (not qualified)

1 Oct 1942

11

0

1 Dec 1942

13

0

Sub-Lieutenant (qualified)

1 Dec 1942

15

0

Lieutenant (acting, not qualified)

1 Dec 1942

16

6

Lieutenant (confirmed or qualified)

1 Dec 1942

19

0

Lieutenant after 3 years

1 Dec .1942

20

0

Lieutenant after 6 years

1 Dec 1942

21

6

C. Executive officers transferred to the R.N. from the R.N.R. under Order in Council of 18th March, 1937. .

Rank or relative rank.

Effective date.

Daily rate of Pay.
   

s.

d.

Sub-Lieutenant

1 Dec 1942

13

0

Probationary Lieutenant, Acting Lieutenant and confirmed Lieutenant, on promotion:

     
Under 27 years of age

1 Dec 1942

16

6

27 and under 30

1 Dec 1942

17

6

Over 30

1 Dec 1942

19

0

Lieutenant after 3 years, or at age of 27, whichever is earlier.

1 Dec 1942

17

6

Lieutenant after 6 years, or at age of 30; whichever is earlier.

1 Dec 1942

19

0

D. Accountant Officers transferred to the R.N. from the R.N.R. or R.N.V.R. under Orders in Council of 18th March, 1937, and 6th February, 1940.

Paymaster Lieutenant, Probationary or confirmed

1 Dec 1942

16

6

Paymaster Lieutenant after 2 years from date of original transfer.

1 Dec 1942

17

6

Paymaster Lieutenant after 4 years from date of original transfer.

1 Dec 1942

19

o

E. Royal Marines.

(i) Permanent Officers.

Probationary 2nd Lieutenant under 20

(No alteration) ,

6

10

Probationary 2nd Lieutenant aged 20 and over

1 Oct 1942

9

0

Probationary Lieutenant

1 Oct 1942

11

0

Lieutenant (confirmed), under 4 years from date of entry

1 Oct 1942

11

0

1 Dec 1942

13

0

Lieutenant after 4 years from date of entry

1 Dec 1942

16

6

Lieutenant after 7 years from date of entry

1 Dec 1942

17

6

Lieutenant after 10 years from date of entry

1 Dec 1942

19

0

(ii) Temporary Officers commissioned on or after 1 Dec 1942

2nd Lieutenant under 20

1 Dec 1942

6

10

2nd Lieutenant under 19

1 Sep 1943

6

10

2nd Lieutenant aged 20 and over

1 Dec 1942

9

0

2nd Lieutenant aged 19 and over

1 Sep 1943

9

0

Probationary Lieutenant

1 Dec 1942

11

o

Lieutenant (confirmed), under 4 years from date of entry.

1 Dec 1942

13

0

Lieutenant after 4 years from date of entry

1 Dec 1942 .

16

6

Lieutenant after 7 years from date of entry

1 Dec :942

17

6

Lieutenant after 10 years from date of entry

1 Dec 1942

19

0

(iii) Temporary Officers commissioned before 1 Dec, 1942, may receive either .the rates shown in, (ii) above or the following, whenever to their advantage

Under the age of 21 on entry.

 

s.

d.

On entry under the age of 20

(No alteration)

6

10

On entry between the ages of 20 and 21

Prior to 1 Oct 1942

6

10

1 Oct 1942

9

0

On reaching the age of 20

1 Oct 1942

9

0

On reaching the age of 21

1 Jan 1940

9

0

After 2 years' service from age 21

16 Nov 1940

13

6

On promotion to Lieutenant, irrespective of age

Prior to 1 Oct 1942

9

0

1 Oct 1942

11

0

Aged over 21 but under 25 ova entry.

     

On entry

Prior to 1 Jan 1940

6

10

1 Jan 1940

9

0

After 2 years' service, or on reaching 25 subject to 1 year's service.

16 Nov 1940

13

6

On promotion to Lieutenant irrespective of age

Prior to 1 Oct 1942

9

0

1 Oct 1942

11

0

Aged over 25 but under 30 on entry

     

On entry

Prior to 1 Jan 1940

6

10

1 Jan 1940

9

0

After 1 year's service, or on reaching 30 subject to 3 months' service.

16 Nov 1940

13

6

On promotion to Lieutenant irrespective of, age

Prior to 1 Oct 1942

1 Oct 1942

 

,

Aged 30 and over on entry.

,

   

On entry

Prior to 1 Jan, 1940

6

10

1 Jan 1940

9

0

After 3 months' service

16 Nov 1940 ,

13

6

On promotion to Lieutenant irrespective of age

Prior to 1 Oct 1942

9

0

1 Oct 1942

11

0

(iv) Commissioned officers promoted from Warrant rank or from the ranks under Appendix XII, Part 10 Section II (A), paragraph 2 King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions:

Lieutenant under 4 years from date of promotion to Probationary 2nd Lieutenant:

1 Dec 1942

13

0

Schedule - II-Half Pay.

A. Naval Officers, all Branches (except Officers promoted from Warrant Rank).

Rank or relative rank

Effective date.

Daily rate of half-day.

   

s.

d

Midshipman

1 Dec 1942

3

5

Actin Sub-Lieutenant

1 Oct 1942

4

6

1 Dec 1942

5

6

Sub-Lieutenant

1 Oct 1942

5

6

1 Dec 1942

6

6

Lieutenant and Acting Lieutenant, on promotion

1 Dec 1942

8

3

Lieutenant after 3 years

1 Dec 1942

8

9

Lieutenant after 6 years

1 Dec 1942

9

6

B. Royal Marines.

Rank or relative rank.

Effective date

Daily rate of half-pay

(i) Permanent Officers.

s.

d.

Probationary 2nd Lieutenant under 20

(No alteration)

3

5

Probationary 2nd Lieutenant aged 20 and over

1 Oct 1942

4

6

Probationary Lieutenant

1 Oct 1942

5

6

Lieutenant (confirmed), under, 4 years from date of entry

1 Oct 1942

5

6

1 Dec 1942

6

6

Lieutenant after 4 years from date of entry

1 Dec 1942

8

3

Lieutenant after 7 years from date of entry

1 Dec 1942

8

9

Lieutenant after 10 years .from date of entry

1 Dec 1942

9

6

(ii) Temporary Officers commissioned on or after 1 Dec 1942

2nd Lieutenant under 20

1 Dec 1942

3

5

2nd Lieutenant under 19

1 Sep 1943

3

5

2nd Lieutenant aged 20 and over

1 Dec 1942

4

6

2nd Lieutenant aged 19 and over

1 Sep 1943

4

6

Probationary Lieutenant

1 Dec 1942

5

6.

Lieutenant (confirmed) under 4 years from date of entry.

1 Dec 1942

6

6

Lieutenant after 4 years from date of entry

1 Dec 1942

8

3

Lieutenant after 7 years from date of entry

1 Dec 1942       

8

9

Lieutenant after 10 years from date of entry

1 Dec 1942

9

6

(iii) Temporary Officers commissioned before 1 Dec 1942, may receive either the rates shown in (ii) above or the following, whenever to their advantage:

Under the age of 21 on entry.

     

On entry under the age of 20

(No alteration)

3

5

On entry between the ages of 20 and 21

Prior to 1 Oct 1942

3

5

1 Oct 1942

4

6

On reaching the age of 20

1 Oct 1942

4

6

On reaching the age of 21

1 Jan, 1940

4

6

After 2 years' service from age 21

16 Nov 1940

6

9

On promotion to Lieutenant irrespective of age

for to 1 Oct 1942

4

6

1 Oct 1942

5

6

Aged over 21 but under 25 on entry.

     

On entry

Prior to 1 Jan, 1940

3

5

1 Jan, 1940

4

6

After 2 years' service, or on reaching 25 subject to 1 year's service

16 Nov 1940

6

9

On promotion to Lieutenant irrespective of age

Prior to 1 Oct 1942

4

6

1 Oct 1942

5

6

Aged over 25 but under 30 on entry.

     

On entry

Prior to 1 Jan, 1940

3

5

1 Jan, 1940

4

6

After 1 year's service, or on reaching 30 subject to 3 months' service

16 Nov 1940

6

9

On promotion to Lieutenant irrespective of age

Prior to 1 Oct 1942

4

6

1 Oct 1942

5

6

Aged 30 and over on entry

     

On entry

Prior to 1 Jan, 1940

3

5

1 Jan, 1940

4

6

After 3 months' service

16 Nov 1940

6

9

On promotion to Lieutenant irrespective of age

Prior to 1 Oct 1942

4

6

1 Oct 1942

5

6

Half pay to Temporary Officers to be payable only upon the expiration of maximum period of full pay sick leave, (iv) Commissioned Officers promoted from Warrant rank or from the ranks under Appendix XII, Part 10 Section II(A) paragraph 2, King's Regulations and Admiralty Instructions.

Lieutenant under 4 years from date of promotion to Probationary 2nd Lieutenant.

1 Dec 1942

6

6


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