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Additional Pay for RN Officers Liaising with RAF with regards Fleet Air Arm

1925 05 29
Additional Pay for Officers lent to the RAF
And whereas for the purpose of giving effect to a scheme approved by Your Majesty's Government for the manning of the Fleet Air Arm we are of opinion that Commissioned Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines should be attached to Your Majesty's Royal Air Force for service with the Fleet Air Arm for such periods as we may from time to time determine:

And whereas such Officers during a portion of the period of their attachment will be borne on the books of one or other of Your Majesty's Ships in Commission:

And whereas we also consider it desirable that a certain number of Officers of the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy should be lent to the Royal Air Force for short periods of service to gain practical experience in air matters :

And whereas we consider that Officers of Your Majesty's Royal Navy and Royal Marines while so attached or lent to the Royal Air Force, should continue to receive the normal emoluments of their rank in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, together with, in the case of Officers of or below the rank of Commander, R.N., or Captain, R.M., a special allowance in respect of their air duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to empower us to grant to Commissioned Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines of or below the rank of Commander, R.N. or Captain, R.M., while attached or lent to the Royal Air Force as above and borne on the books of one or other of Your Majesty's Ships in Commission, an allowance of 6s. a day in addition to the normal emoluments or their rank, with effect as from the 16th June, 1924. Such allowance to be paid during passage, leave or sickness under such conditions as we may from time to time determine, and otherwise continuously in the case of Officers below the rank or relative rank of Commander in the Royal Navy or of the rank of Captain or below in the Royal Marines who are attached to the Royal Air Force, and on days on which the Officer is actually required to ascend in aircraft on duty in the case of Officers of the rank of Commander in the Royal Navy who are lent.

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