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RN Air Service - Additional allowances

06 Dec 1910
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 28th day of November, 1910.

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, 1910, 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 officers and men of Your Majesty's Navy who may be selected for the service in Naval Aircraft should receive some pecuniary advantage in recognition of the exceptional nature of their duties :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the following scale of allowances for officers and men employed in Naval Aircraft, viz. :

      s.     d.    

Officers, each

each

6 0 a day.

Chief Petty Officers

each

2 6 "

Petty Officers

Leading Seaman ratings

Able Seaman ratings,

each

2 0

"

the conditions of payment to be at our discretion.

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.


1912 07 26
Establishment of a Combined Naval and Military Flying Service under the Designation of the Royal Flying Corps - Conditions of Service for the Naval Wing
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of July, 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 15th day of July, 1912, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas Your Majesty by Your Royal Warrant dated 22nd April 1912 was graciously pleased to approve of the establishment of a combined naval and military flying service under the designation of the Royal Flying Corps, and to sanction provision being made for the emoluments of Officers and others serving in the military wing of that Corps.

And whereas it is desirable that similar provision should be made for the emoluments of the Officers and others serving in the naval wing of the said Corps:

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

  1. Officers, Warrant Officers and men appointed to serve in the naval wing of the Royal Flying Corps to be graded and to receive pay as follows:-

  2. Commanding Officer, Naval Wing, £800 per annum, with quarters, inclusive of all allowances.

     

    Ordinary pay per day.

    Flying pay per day.

    Squadron Commander

    25s.

    8s.
    Flight Commander 17s.
    Flying Officer 12s.
    Warrant Officer 9s. 4s. or 2s.
    Chief Petty Officer or Petty Officer 6s.
    First Class Air Mechanic 4s.
    Second Class Air Mechanic 2s.


  3. The rates of flying pay to be granted to Warrant Officers and men to be dependent upon their flying proficiency under such conditions as may be laid down
  4. An allowance of 5s. per day to be paid to the Secretary to the Commandant of the Central Flying School
  5. Officers, Warrant Officers and men under tuition at the Central Flying School to receive the pay of their rank or rating together with half the authorized rates of flying pay
  6. A sum of £75 to be paid to Officers who have obtained the certificate of the Royal Aero Club at their own expense, provided their selection for the Royal Flying Corps is approved
  7. Officers belonging to the First Reserve of the Royal Flying Corps to be paid:-
    1. While fulfilling their proficiency obligation, the pay and allowances of their rank with flying pay for such number of days as may be found necessary, regard being had to weather conditions
    2. While performing duty with the Flying Corps, either for higher instruction or when called out for duty in peace or war, the Flying Corps pay of their grade, together with flying pay
  8. Warrant Officers and men of the Reserve of the Royal Flying Corps to receive annual retainers as follows:-
  9. (a.) If performing quarterly tests, while on the Active List

    £10

    Others

    £20

    (b) If not performing quarterly tests, while on the Active List -

    Nil

    Others

    £10


  10. Officers injured on flying duty or when undergoing a course of instruction at the Central Flying School or the Naval Flying School, or privately with our permission, to be eligible for pensions and gratuities under the conditions laid down in the case of Officers wounded in action
  11. In the event of death occurring within seven years of such injury, pensions to be awarded to the Officer's widow and compassionate allowances to his children or other relatives under the conditions applicable to the case of Officers killed in action or dying of wounds received in action
  12. In the cases of men the conditions laid down in the event of their being killed in action or dying of wounds received in action or discharged for wounds received in action to be applicable, subject to the limit of two years being extended to seven years
  13. The service of Officers in the Royal Flying Corps, with the exception of service in the Reserve, to count as service in a ship of war at sea, from the date of the certificate of the Royal Aero Club being obtained

We would further submit that the rates of pay, pension, retainer or other emolument set forth herein may take effect as from the first day of April 1912, and may be regarded as in force provisionally.

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.


1913 04 18
Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps - Medical Officers - Flying Pay etc.
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th April, 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 8th April, 1913, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council of 19th July, 1912, provision was made for the emoluments of Officers and others serving in the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps:

And whereas we consider it desirable to extend these provisions to meet the cases of Medical Officers who may be attached to the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps and whom it may be necessary to train in flying:

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

  1. Medical Officers who obtain the certificate of the Royal Aero Club at their own expense to be eligible for the gratuity of £75, provided the permission of the Admiralty to undergo such training has first been obtained,
  2. Medical Officers trained at the Central Flying School or at a Naval Flying. School to be paid half the authorised rate of flying pay while under instruction.
  3. After attaining such standard of proficiency as may be laid down, Medical Officers to be paid the authorised rate of flying pay.
  1. for any days on which they may be required to fly on duty;
  2. for days on which it may be necessary for them to carry out practice flights, not exceeding two per month.

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 07 24
Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps (designated the Royal Naval Air Service) - including Airships - Pay & Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 16th day of July, 1914.

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 July, 1914, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas Your Majesty by Your Order in Council of 19th July, 1912, was pleased to sanction provisional arrangements for the emoluments of Officers and others serving in the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps:

And whereas we are of opinion that these arrangements require revision in certain respects:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to sanction the proposals set forth in the accompanying schedule, to take effect as from the 1st July, 1914.

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

Schedule.

I Officers.

1. Officers and Warrant Officers appointed to serve in the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps (which will be designated the Royal Naval Air Service) to be graded and to receive pay as follows:-

 

Corps Pay Per day.

Flying Pay per day.

 

£

s.

d.

s.

d.

Wing Captain

2

10

0

Nil

Wing Commander

2

0

0

Nil

Squadron Commander

1

5

0

8

0

Flight Commander and 2s. a day in addition for each year's service as Flight Commander. (Maximum 23s. a day.)

0

17

0

8

0

Flight Lieutenant and 1s. a day in addition for each year's service as Flight Lieutenant. (Maximum 16s. a day.)

0

12

0

8

0

Flight Sub-Lieutenant

0

10

0

8

0

Warrant Officers 1st Grade

0

12

0

4

0 †

Warrant Officers 2nd Grade

0

11

0

2

0 ‡

  • † if holding 1st class flying certificate.
  • ‡ if holding 2nd class flying certificate.

Flying pay to be issuable continuously, and at Admiralty discretion.

2. Warrant Officers to be eligible for Store Allowances at the following rates:

 

A day

 

s.

d.

Store Allowance for main stations

1

0

Store Allowance for subsidiary stations

0

6

Store Allowance for Coast Guard Stations

0

3

3. Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers while under instruction as Pilots to receive their Air Service pay together with flying pay at the rate of 4s. and 1s. a day respectively.

4. Officers who do not belong to the Royal Naval Air Service but who may be required to ascend on duty to be granted flying pay as follows for each day of ascent in addition to their Naval Pay:

Commissioned Officers

5

0

Warrant Officers

3

0

5. Officers not graded in the Corps while under instruction as Observers to be paid an allowance of 3s. a day for each day of ascent instead of flying pay at the above rate.

6. An Officer appointed to the Royal Naval Air Service who has. obtained or subsequently obtains the airship or aeroplane pilot's certificate of the Royal Aero Club at his own expense to be refunded the sum of £75 or such lesser sum as may have been actually charged for tuition, after such period of probation as may be determined. Should an Officer resign or retire within four years of the date on which he was selected, he will be liable to refund this sum, less one quarter for each completed year of service.

7. Officers entered from civil life (including Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve or Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) to be granted an outfit allowance of £40, payable under such conditions as we may determine, and subject to the Officer being required to refund if the Admiralty so decide one fourth of this sum for each year or part of a year that the Officer's service falls short of four years. In the case of Officers entered from the Royal Naval Reserve or Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve this allowance may be reduced by the amount of any similar allowance already paid, within the last three years.

8. Officers entered from civil life (including Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) to receive gratuities at the rate of £150 for each completed year of service, including the probationary period, on the expiration of their active service. An Officer retired at his own request, or for physical unfitness due to causes beyond his own control, may be awarded such gratuity as we think fit, not exceeding £150 for each completed year of service (including probationary service).

9. Service of Naval Officers in the Royal Naval Air Service (not including the Reserve) to count in all respects as service in a ship of war at sea.

10. Officers required to join a Military Mess to receive a Messing Allowance of 2s. a day, but this allowance not to be payable to Probationary Flight Sub-Lieutenants.

11. Officers who are not graded in the Naval Air Service and who may be employed on meteorological duties at Royal Naval Air Stations to be granted an allowance of 2s. a day.

12. Injury pensions and gratuities to Officers of the Royal Naval Air Service, widows' pensions and compassionate allowances to children and dependent relatives of the Royal Naval Air Service to be awarded on the scales and under the conditions applicable to Officers of the corresponding rank in the Military Branch, unless in cases where the substantive rank of Officers in their original branch is higher than that which they are granted in the Royal Naval Air Service, in which cases pensions, &c., if more advantageous to these Officers or their dependent relatives to be based on the original rank of such Officers, all such awards in respect of injury or death on flying duty to be subject to the general conditions specified in clauses (8) and (9) of Your Order in Council of the 19th July, 1912. For all the purposes of this section service as Probationary Flight Sub-Lieutenant to count as commissioned service.

II. Men.

1. Men appointed to serve in the Royal Naval Air Service to be graded and to receive pay as follows:

 

Pay per day.

 
 

s.

d.

 

Chief Petty Officer Mechanic 1st Grade

10

6

(for men drawn from Royal Navy or Royal Marines only)

Chief Petty Officer Mechanic 2nd Grade

9

0

 

Chief Petty Officer Mechanic 3rd Grade

7

0

 

Petty Officer Mechanic

6

0

 

Leading Mechanic

5

0

 

Air Mechanic 1st Grade

4

0

 

Air Mechanic 1st Grade (acting)

3

0

(for men drawn from Royal Navy or Royal Marines only).

Air Mechanic 2nd Grade

2

0

 

2. Men who qualify as Pilots to be eligible for additional pay at the rate of 4s. or 2s. a day according to whether they hold first or second class flying certificates.

3. Men qualified and employed as Pilots of Airships to receive Airship Coxswain allowance at the rate of 4s. a day while so employed.

4. Men qualified and employed as crews of Airships to receive an allowance at the rate of 2s. a day while so employed.

5. Men who do not belong to the Royal Naval Air Service but who may be required to ascend on duty to be granted flying pay at the rate of 2s. a day for each day of ascent.

6. Men under instruction for Pilot to receive flying pay at the rate of 1s. a day in addition to their Air Service pay.

7. Men to be eligible for good conduct pay and re-engaged pay under Naval regulations.

8. Men of the Seaman Class below the rating of Petty Officer on reverting to the Fleet from the Royal Naval Air Service to be given at Admiralty discretion the non-substantive rating (A) with pay of 3d. a day, until they have qualified or re-qualified as Seaman Gunner or Seaman Torpedoman, but this non-substantive rating not to be allowed for more than two years.

9. In the event of a man being granted permission to obtain an Aero Club Certificate at his own expense, he may be refunded the sum of £75, or such less sum as may have been actually charged for tuition, under the conditions applicable in the case of Officers.

III General.

In the case of illness or accident Officers or Men to continue to receive their Air Service pay under the same regulations as Naval Pay.

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 10 27
RNAS - Entry of Officers as Commissioned or Warrant Officers for Hostilities Only
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 26th October, 1914.

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 October, 1914., in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council, bearing date the 16th day of July, 1914, certain Ranks are laid down for Officers of the Royal Naval Air Service:

And whereas we find it expedient to enter Officers for this Service for the period of hostilities only:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the entry of such Officers, whether as Commissioned or Warrant Officers, as from the 1st August, 1914, with the pay, allowances and widows' pensions granted to Officers for permanent Service, but without tuition fee or bounty on discharge.

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.


1915 01 08
Men transferred from General Service to RNAS - Counting of time spent in the Service.
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 7th January, 1915.

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 December, 1914, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas Your Majesty, by Your Order in Council bearing date the 16th July, 1914, was pleased to sanction the revision in certain respects of the provisional arrangements for the emoluments of Officers and others serving in the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps sanctioned by Your Order in Council bearing date the 19th day of July, 1912:

And whereas we are of opinion that these arrangements require additions in certain further respects:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to sanction the following proposals regarding the counting of time for increase of pay, &c., for pension of men entered in the Royal Naval Air Service:

  1. The active service of all ratings in the Royal Naval Air Service whether they are lent from the Active List , of the Royal Navy or entered direct under special engagement for a period of service in the Royal Naval Air Service to be followed by service in the Royal Fleet Reserve (Air Service Section), to count as continuous service for all purposes
  2. Men lent from the Active List of the Royal Navy to the Royal Naval Air Service to count their active service in the Royal Naval Air Service for pension and gratuity either in their Naval rating or their Air Service grade, whichever is the more advantageous to them:
  3. The time served in the Royal Naval Air Service by men lent from the Active List to count, on reverting to the general service, towards increase of pay in the general service rating held during the period
  4. Men transferred from the Military Wing, Royal Flying Corps, to the Royal Naval Air Service in no case to receive pensions less than those which equivalent ranks in the Military Wing, Royal Flying Corps, are allowed.

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.


1915 09 17
RNAS Chief Petty Officer Mechanic - Pay for men transferred from the Army
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th September, 1915.

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 September, 1915., in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas by your Majesty's Order in Council, bearing date the 16th day of July, 1914, the Rating of Chief Petty Officer Mechanic, First Grade, in the Royal Naval Air Service, with pay at the rate of 10s. 6d. a day, is restricted to men drawn from the Royal Navy or Royal Marines:

And whereas we now consider it desirable that men transferred from they Army to the Royal Naval Air Service prior to the 31st May, 1915, should also be eligible for this rate of pay :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the removal of the foregoing restriction 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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1916 03 31
RNAS - Pay for testing aircraft
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th March, 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 23rd March, 1916, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council of 16th July, 1914, sanction was given to various rates of pay and allowances for Officers and Men of the Royal Naval Air Service:

And whereas we are of opinion that Officers and Men whether belonging to the Royal Naval Air Service or not, who are employed on acceptance duties, and are required to carry out trials on new and repaired Machines should receive some additional remuneration in consideration of the risks involved :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize the continuous payment of an allowance at the following rates to Officers or Men when employed on the above-mentioned duties: Subject, however, to the proviso that where Officers, Warrant Officers, and Men belonging to the Royal Naval Air Service are entitled to higher rates of Flying Pay, they are to continue to receive such rates in lieu of the allowances.

  • Commissioned Officers ... 5s. a day.
  • Warrant Officers ... ... 3s. a day.
  • Men ... ... ... 2s. 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.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1916 05 26
Senior Allowance at certain Air Establishments - Senior Lieutenant
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 23rd day of May, 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 10th day of May, 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 an allowance is payable to the Senior Lieutenant-Commander or Lieutenant of a ship in commission :

And whereas we consider that the responsibilities devolving upon the Officer performing the duties of Senior Lieutenant at certain Air Establishments and Stations also deserve recognition :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorise us to grant Senior Allowance of 1s. 6d. a day at Air Establishments and Stations where the numbers borne are not less than 350, such allowance to take effect from the 8th April, 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 05 26
Additional Pay for Swinging Compasses for Aircraft
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 23rd day of May, 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 15th May, 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 an allowance is payable to Officers employed swinging ships for the adjustment of their compasses:

And whereas we consider that, in certain cases, an allowance should be granted to Officers who are required to swing aircraft for the adjustment of their compasses:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of payment being made, as from the 15th March, 1916, to the Navigating Officers of Seagoing Ships and other Officers certified as duly qualified by the Superintendent of Compasses who may be required to adjust the compasses of aircraft, of an allowance of 2s. 6d, for each machine adjusted, provided (a) that the Officers are not in receipt of Flying. Pay or other special emoluments in connection with the Flying Service, or specially appointed for the purpose, and (b) that no allowance shall be paid far the adjustment of any particular Machine at less intervals than 6 months.

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 08 18
Probationary Flight Officers - Pay and Allowances
And whereas we consider that Candidates on appointment to the Royal Naval Air Service should be designated Probationary Flight Officers, and that they should retain that title until qualified as Flight Sub-Lieutenant:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the Establishment of the rank of Probationary Flight Officer, with pay of 10s. a day, together with flying pay of 4s. a day as authorized for Commissioned Officers, while undergoing instruction, by Paragraph 3, Section 1, of the Schedule to Your Majesty's Order in Council of 16th July, 1914.


LG 1916 11 07 P 04
RNAS - Refund of Tuition Fees
And whereas we consider that such Officers who qualify for the Royal Aero Club's Certificate at their own expense before entering the Royal Naval Air Service, and subsequent to the Outbreak of War, should be refunded their tuition fees up to a limit of £75.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, as from the Outbreak of Hostilities, the tuition fees being refunded to such Officers accordingly under the following conditions:-

  1. That payment should not be made until confirmation in rank, or, in the case of Officers confirmed on entry, until they have served for at least two months, this stipulation to be waived, at our discretion, in any case in which discharge prior to confirmation, or to the expiration of the two months, is due to death or injuries received on duty.
  2. That Officers who, within three years of entry, resign at their own request, or who are discharged from the Naval Air Service for causes within their own control, may be required to repay the whole or a portion of the sum received by them on account of tuition fees.

1918 01 08
RNAS - Extra Pay and Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 2nd day of January, 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 28th December, 1917, 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 the 26th April, 1916, Your Majesty was pleased to approve of the payment under certain conditions of extra pay to Officers and Men employed as Observers in the Royal Naval Air Service:

And whereas it is now necessary to make further provision for the pay and emoluments of the Observer Branch 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, with effect as from the 2nd day of April, 1917, except as shown in Paragraph 4.

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

Schedule.

  1. Observer Officers in the Royal Naval Air Service to be graded in the following: ranks:
  2. Observer Branch

    • Probationary Observer Officer.
    • Observer -Sub-Lieutenant.
    • Observer Lieutenant.
    • Flight Observer,
    • Squadron Observer,
    • Wing Observer,
    • Observer Captain.

    Flight Officers. (Corresponding Rank.)

    • Probationary Flight Officer.
    • Flight Sub-Lieutenant.
    • Flight Lieutenant.
    • Flight Commander.
    • Squadron Commander.
    • Wing Commander.
    • Wing Captain.
  3. The pay and allowances of Observer Officers to be as follows:
    • Probationary Observer Officers, 7s. 6d. a day, and, in addition, 3s. per day for each day on which they are required to make ascents.
    • Observer Sub-Lieutenants and Officers of higher rank, the pay of their corresponding rank in the Royal-Navy, and, in addition
      • Officers qualified in wireless telegraphy, 5s. a day flying pay, together with 3s. a day skill pay, both payable continuously.
      • Officers not qualified in wireless telegraphy, 5s. a day flying pay, payable continuously.
  4. Flight Observers and Squadron Observers to be paid at the same rates as if they had served for 4 or 8 years respectively as Lieutenants, Royal Navy, and to rank with Flight Commanders and Squadron Commanders respectively, but not to rank with Lieutenant-Commanders, Royal Navy, until they attain 8 years' seniority in the relative rank of Lieutenant.
  5. Commissioned service as Observer prior to the 2nd day of April. 1917, to count for increases of pay in the scale of the rank.
  6. Warrant Officers under training for service as Observers to receive the pay of their rank, and, in addition, 2s. a day for each day on which they are required to make ascents. On qualification as Observers to be given either acting or confirmed rank as Warrant Officers, second grade, with the pay of the rank and the following allowances:
    • Warrant Officers qualified in wireless telegraphy 3s. a day flying pay, together with 1s. a day skill pay, both payable continuously.
    • Warrant Officers not qualified in wireless telegraphy 3s. a day flying pay, payable continuously.
  7. Flying pay to qualified Observers to be continued at Admiralty discretion during periods of leave, sickness, internment or captivity.

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 03 22
Transfer of the RNAS to the RAF
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd day of March, 1918.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas it is provided by Section 3 of the Air Force (Constitution) Act, 1917, that any officer, warrant officer, patty officer, non-commissioned officer or man, who, at such date as may be fixed by Order in Council, belongs or is attached to the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps, or any unit of the naval or military forces engaged in defence against aircraft which is designated by the Admiralty or Army Council for the purpose, may, subject to the approval of the Admiralty or Army Council, be transferred or attached by the Air Council to the Air Force without his consent, but subject to such right of objection as is mentioned in that Section

Now, therefore, His Majesty is pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, that the date for the purpose of the enactment hereinbefore recited shall be the first day of April, 1918.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1927 12 30
Allowance to Fleet Air Arm officers operating from Submarines
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of December, 1927.

Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial prom the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 14th day of December, 1927 (C.W. 11646/27), in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council of 22nd January, 1920, it is provided, inter alia, that certain allowances shall be paid to Officers of the Royal Navy, for service in submarines:

And whereas we consider that provision should be made fur the payment of an allowance to qualified Fleet Air Arm Pilots and Naval Observer Officers who are appointed to submarines carrying aircraft

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, with effect from the 27th day of June, 1927, the payment of an allowance of 2s. a day to all qualified Fleet Air Arm Officers and Naval Observer Officers, who have been, or may hereafter be appointed to submarines carrying aircraft, such allowance to be administered in the manner laid down for Submarine Allowance, except that payment shall be discontinued during any period in which the Officer in receipt of the allowance shall be absent from duty owing to sickness.

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.
M. P. A. Hanker.


1932 04 12
Telegraphist Air Gunners - Allowances
At the Court at Windsor Castle, the 9th day of April, 1932.

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 March, 1932 (N. 3/32), in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas by Your Orders in Council dated the 11th day of October, 1921, the 4th day of November, 1925, and the 1st day of June, 1926, Telegraphist Air Gunners in Your Majesty's Navy receive allowances of 1s. a day during preliminary training and 2s. a. day continuously thereafter while detailed for air duties:

And whereas we consider that the allowance to fully qualified Telegraphist Air Gunners should be paid during foreign service leave to the ratings who have performed the duties abroad

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment of Telegraphist Air Gunners' allowance to qualified ratings accordingly.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury shave 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.


1932 08 12
Fleet Air Arm Officers - Allowances when training
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of August, 1932.

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 day of August, 1932 (C.W. 5588/32), 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 Naval Officers of the Fleet Air Arm of or below the rank of Lieutenant-Commander serving at the Admiralty should receive an allowance when carrying out flying practice as pilots:

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

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

Schedule.

A Naval Officer of the Fleet Air Arm of or below the rank of Lieutenant Commander serving at the Admiralty is to receive an allowance at the rate of 4s. a day, in addition to Admiralty allowance, for any days on which he makes an ascent and himself acts as pilot.

Payment of the allowance is to take effect from the 14th June, 1932.

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.


LG 1933 05 30
Pay and Allowances to Officers in the FAA serving with RAF
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 25th day of May, 1933.

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, 1933 (C.W. 3084/33), in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas by Your Orders in Council bearing dates the 28th May, 1925, 7th May, 1928, and 8th August, 1932, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction the payment of certain allowances to Commissioned Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines of or below the rank of Lieutenant Commander and Captain respectively, while attached to Your Majesty’s Royal Air Force for service with the Fleet Air Arm

And whereas it is now necessary to make provision for the payment of allowances to Commissioned Officers of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines of the rank of Commander and Major respectively, while attached to Your Majesty's Royal Air Force for service with the Fleet Air Arm:

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 these proposals.

Schedule

  1. Any Commander, R.N., or Major, R.M., holding an appointment appropriate to the rank of Squadron Leader or Wing Commander, R.A.F., ashore or afloat, to receive an allowance corresponding to any duty allowance (e.g., Command Pay), which would be given to a Squadron Leader or Wing Commander, R.A.F., in the same post.
  2. Except when in receipt of the above allowance, the sum of 3s. 6d. a day to be paid to Officers after promotion to Commander, R.N., or Major, R.M.
    1. Continuously, when they are under definite and continuous liability to fly during periods of attachment to the Royal Air Force;
    2. On each day when an ascent is made as pilot to carry out practice flights, during periods of general service, payment to be limited to 12 days annually, except as provided in (c) ;
    3. If serving at the Admiralty, on each day when an ascent is made as pilot to carry out a practice flight, without limit to the number of days on which such flying is carried out.
  3. The above regulations to take effect from the 1st April, 1933.

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 05 25
FAA Payment of Flying Pay whilst attending Tactical Courses
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 14th day of May, 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 8th day of May, 1934 (C.W. 3201 J34), in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1866, it is enacted, enter 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 bearing date the 21st day of July, 1938', to sanction the payment of 2s. 6d. a day to Naval and Royal Marine Officers serving as qualified pilots in the Fleet Air Arm who are appointed to undergo the Senior Officers' Tactical Course, provided they are detached for the Course from appointments in which they receive flying pay and are due to return to such appointments on completing the Course

And whereas we consider that the allowance of 2s. 6d. a day should be paid to the aforesaid officers provided that if not appointed to undergo the Course they would be receiving flying allowance

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


1934 07 06
FAA Officers - Allowances
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. 3926/34), in the words following, viz.:-

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted, enter 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 Lieutenants and Lieutenant-Commanders who have not undergone the Staff Course but are qualified Fleet Air Arm Pilots or Observers, and are appointed for operational duties on the staff of a Flag Officer with aircraft under his command, should receive some additional remuneration:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorise payment of an allowance of two shillings and sixpence a day to these Officers subject to the following conditions:-

  1. This allowance not to be paid concurrently with Navigating allowance, Specialist allowance, Physical Training allowance, or the allowance payable to non-specialist Officers performing specialist duties laid down in Schedule VI of the Fifth Schedule to Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 22nd January, 1920.
  2. This allowance not to be paid for any day on which an Officer carries out a practice flight in respect of which he receives six shillings under the provisions of Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 7th May, 1928.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


1935 08 20
FAA - Establishment of Observers Mate & Air Gunner
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of August, 1935.

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 August, 1935 (N.2963/35), 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 Orders in Council bearing the dates 11th day of October, 1921, 4th day of November, 1925 and 1st day of June, 1926, to sanction the payment of allowances to ratings employed as or under training for Telegraphist Air Gunners:

And whereas we have had under consideration the provision of additional personnel required to be trained in air duties in consequence of the expansion of the Fleet Air Arm:

And whereas we consider that the requirements will best be met by the gradual replacement of the existing rating of Telegraphist Air Gunner by a new non-substantive rating for Seaman, Signal and Telegraphist ratings, to be called Air Gunner, and the introduction of new higher non-substantive ratings to be called Acting Observer's Mate and Observer's Mate:

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

  1. The non-substantive ratings of Observer's Mate, Acting Observer's Mate and Air Gunner to be established, with the following rates of pay:-

  2.   Per diem.
     

    s.

    d.

    Observer's Mate

    4

    0

    Acting Observer's Mate

    3

    6

    Air Gunner

    2

    6


  3. Seaman ratings holding the above mentioned non-substantive ratings to receive an additional allowance as follows.

  4.  

    Per diem.

     

    s.

    d.

    Observer's Mates and Acting Observer's Mates

    0

    6 *

    Air Gunners

    0

    3 †

    * Procedure and Buzzer Allowance.

    † Buzzer Allowance.

  5. Ratings in receipt of non-substantive pay and allowances as in (1) and (2) above not to be paid for any other non-substantive ratings that they may hold.

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.


1936 07 07
FAA Warrant Officers Observers - Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 3rd day of July, 1936.

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 June, 1936, (C.W. 4101/36), 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 bearing date the 13th day of August, 1935, the non-substantive ratings of Observer's Mate, Acting Observer's Mate and Air Gunner were introduced for service in the Fleet Air Arm:

And whereas the aforesaid Observer's Mates will on promotion to Warrant Rank be available for employment on Observer duties in the Fleet Air Arm:

And whereas we consider that Warrant Officers so employed should receive additional remuneration in respect of such duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment to Warrant Officers qualified in Observer duties of allowances at 4s. a day when employed on full flying duties, and at 2s. 6d. a day when holding appointments for ground duties in which there is a frequent liability to fly.

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.
M. P. A. Hankey


1937 06 11
FAA - Observers
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 6th day of May, 1937, (C.W. 4719/37) 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 bearing date the 26th day of April, 1920, revised rates of allowances were established for certain Officers of the Royal Navy who are trained and detailed as Observers or under training as such:

And whereas with the expansion of the Fleet Air Arm it has become necessary to detail Officers of Commander's rank as Observers, and we consider that such Officers should also be eligible for additional remuneration in respect of their duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction, as from the 1st January, 1937, an allowance of 3s. 6d. a day to Officers of Commander's rank when detailed for duty as Observers.

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 11 08
FAA Observers - Flying Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 4th day of November, 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 19th day of September, 1938, (C.W. 10948/38) 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 Order in Council dated the 24th day of February, 1938, Your Majesty was pleased to approve the institution of a special category of Officers to be employed on air duties in Your Majesty's Fleet:

And whereas we are of opinion that the requirements of the Air Arm of Your Majesty's Fleet necessitate provision for the employment of such Officers on observing duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to approve the allowances set forth in the enclosed Schedule accordingly.

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

Schedule.

  1. The provision for flying pay in Schedule 2 (B) of Order in Council dated the 24th day of February, 1938, is cancelled.
  2. Air Officers of the Royal Navy employed on, or undergoing instruction in, the piloting of aircraft, and holding appointments involving a continuous and definite liability to make ascents in aircraft, to be paid allowances, as follows: the allowances to be paid continuously while serving in such appointments:

Midshipmen (A)

4s. a day.

Acting Sub-Lieutenants (A)

6s. a day.

Sub-Lieutenants (A)

Lieutenants (A)

Lieutenant Commanders (A)

III

  1. Air Officers of the Royal Navy (with the exception of Midshipmen (A)) employed on observing duties to be eligible for rates of observers allowance laid down for executive officers of the Royal Navy employed on such duties.
  2. Midshipmen (A) whilst undergoing courses of instruction for observer duties to be eligible for an allowance of 3s. for each day on which they make an ascent in aircraft.
  3. Midshipmen (A), after qualifying as observer, to be eligible for an allowance of 4s. a day, to be paid continuously whilst they hold appointments for observers duties.

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.


1938 11 08
FAA Engineers
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 4th day of November, 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 13th day of August, 1938 (C.W. 4581/38) 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 Order in Council dated the 24th day of February 1938 Your Majesty was pleased to approve the institution of a special category of officers to be employed on air duties in Your Majesty's Fleet:

And whereas we are of opinion that officers of the Royal Navy, both of the Air and Engineer Categories, who qualify in aeronautical engineering should be eligible for certain special rates of pay and allowances:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to approve the pay and allowances set down in the annexed Schedule.

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

Schedule.

  1. Air Officers of the Royal Navy whilst undergoing courses of instruction in aeronautical engineering to be eligible for an allowance of 6s. a day.
  2. Air Officers of the Royal Navy who qualify in aeronautical engineering to be eligible for full pay, half pay and unemployed pay on the scale laid down for Engineer Officers of the Royal Navy of corresponding rank and seniority.
  3. Officers of the Royal Navy of the relative rank of Lieutenant, Lieutenant Commander or Commander who are qualified in aeronautical engineering to receive an allowance of 3s. 6d. a day whilst holding appointments for such duties.

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.


1938 11 08
FAA - Rating Pilots
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 4th day of November, 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 21st day of September, 1938 (N. 5241/38), 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 for service as Rating Pilot men are required to belong to the Seaman branch of Your Majesty's Navy, being transferred thereto if belonging to another branch of the Naval service when selected for training:

And whereas men who are so transferred will, in certain circumstances, be debarred under the existing regulations from counting their time in the Seaman branch for pay purposes if they revert to their former branch:

And whereas in order to remove such disadvantage we are of opinion that the time served in the Seaman branch should at our discretion be reckoned as if it had been served in the branch from which the man was transferred for training as Rating Pilot, if he reverts to his former branch:

We beg leave most humbly to recommend that Your Majesty by Your Order in Council may be graciously pleased to give Your sanction accordingly:

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1938 12 23
Ratings trained as Fabric Workers to Work on Aircraft
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of December, 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 14th day of December, 1938 (N. 7841 / 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 we consider it necessary to train naval ratings, other than those belonging to the Sailmaker branch of the Royal Navy, as Fabric Workers to undertake duties connected with the fabric and canvas of aircraft:

And whereas in consideration of the duties to be performed we consider it necessary to provide non-substantive pay at the rate of sixpence a day to be payable to such naval ratings as have been trained as Fabric Workers:

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

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.


1939 02 10
Increase in numbers of Air Gunners
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 2nd day of February, 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 January, 1939 (N. 7813 / 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 Order in Council bearing the date 13th August, 1935, provision is made for the payment of naval ratings qualified for the duties of Air Gunner:

And whereas, in order that fully qualified Air Gunners may be available for employment in appropriate posts we consider it desirable that other naval ratings should be trained to occupy certain Air Gunner posts where the full qualifications of Air Gunner are not required:

And whereas we consider that the naval ratings so trained should receive an allowance of 1s. 6d. a day when detailed to act as Air Gunner in vacancies in complement:

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

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1939 06 27
Observers - Flying Pay
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 25th day of May, 1939 (C.W 3891 / 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 bearing dates the 26th day of April, 1920, and the 8th day of June, 1937, allowances were instituted for certain officers of the Royal Navy trained and detailed as observers, or under training as such:

And whereas we consider that officers of or below the rank of Commander R.N., and Major R.M., qualified in observer duties who are serving at the Admiralty, should receive an allowance when carrying out duty flights:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the arrangements contained in the annexed Schedule, with effect from 28th February, x939

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

Schedule

An officer of or below the rank of Commander R.N., or Major R.M., qualified in observer duties and serving at the Admiralty to receive an allowance on the following scale, in addition to Admiralty allowance, for any days on which he is required to make duty flights.

Commander R.N., and Major R.M. 3s. 6d. a day:

Lieutenant Commander R.N., and Captain R.M., and officers junior to those ranks 4s. a day.

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.


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