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Royal Naval Division

1914 12 18
Royal Naval Division - Pay and Allowances
And whereas we have deemed it expedient to organize the Active and Reserve Officers and Men not immediately required for service in Your Majesty's Fleet into a separate Corps known as the Royal Naval Division, in which certain Officers and Men of Your Majesty's Army are also employed, together with Volunteers entered by direct recruitment :

And whereas it is desirable that provision should be made for the emoluments of the Officers and Men whose cases are not already provided for by existing regulations, and we consider that the rates of pay at present authorized for certain ranks are not suitable for Officers serving in the Royal Naval Division :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to approve of the rates of pay and allowances set forth in the annexed Schedule (see source for most of it).

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

Schedule

Pay Of Officers and Men of the Royal Naval Division

Head Quarters Staff

Appointment, General Staff

Rank

Emoluments

1st grade

Lieutenant-Colonel

£750 per annum

2nd grade

Major

£550 per annum

3rd grade

Captain

£400 per annum

Assistant Adjutant and Quarter-master General

Lieutenant-Colonel

£750 per annum

Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster-General

Major

£550

Deputy Assistant Quarter-master-General

Major £550
Command Paymaster (advisory)

Lieutenant-Colonel (now ceased duty)

Army pay and allowances

Brigade Staff Appointments of the Naval Brigades when held by Officers having Military Rank

Brigade Major

Major

£500 a year

Staff Captain

Major

£400 a year

Regimental Appointments of the Naval Brigades when held by Officers having Military Rank

Battalion Commandant

Lieutenant Colonel

Army pay of Lieutenant-Colonel, viz, 23s. a day, with 5s. command money

Adjutant and Second in Command

Major

Army pay of 16s. a day, with Adjutant additional pay of 2s. 6d. a day

Company Commander

Major

Army pay of 16s. a day

Company Second in Command

Captain

Army pay of 11s. 7d. a day

Brigade and Battalion Staff Officers

Royal Marine Brigade

Brigade Commander

Colonel as Brigadier-General

£1,000 a year

Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General

Major (or Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel)

£550 a year

Brigade Major

Captain

£500 a year

Lieutenant Colonels Commanding Battalions

-

5s a day in addition to pay of rank

Adjutants

 

Regimental Appointments of the Royal Marine Brigade.

All Officers to receive pay at the rates applicable to Officers of the Royal Marines serving afloat.

Second Lieutenants, Royal Marines: Pay to be at the rate of 5s. a day.

Engineers' Branch.

Commanding Officer Lieutenant-Colonel Army pay of Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Engineers, i.e., 18s. a day with Corps' pay 14s. a day and allowances.
Other Officers According to rank Army scale of pay and allowances.

Medical Branch (Army Officers) : Army Officers to receive Army rates of pay

Special Rates of Pay for 0fficers of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve serving with the Royal Naval Division.

Lieutenant-Commanders

14s.

a day.

Lieutenants of four years' seniority

12s.

a day.

Assistant Paymasters

10s.

a day.

Officers of the Indian Army. Officers of the Indian Army serving with the Division to receive their Indian rates of pay unless the pay of a British Staff appointment they are filling is higher, in which case the Officers to have the option of drawing the higher rate.

Deduction for Messing. All Officers, including Army Officers, to be subject to a deduction) of 2s. a day in pay when messed at the public expense.

Seamen and Marines.

To receive pay and allowances at Naval and Marine rates respectively. Army recruits until incorporated in the Division to receive Army pay of 1s. a day together with Army Separation Allowance: pay then to be at Naval or Marine rates according to the Brigade to which they are finally attached.

Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the Engineer Unit to receive Royal Engineers' rates of pay.

Field Allowance.

Field Allowance to Naval Officers and Men and to Marine Officers other than those borne on ‘shore ' strength to be payable under Naval Regulations, but the minimum rate for all ranks of Officers to be 5s. a day.

Field Allowance of Army Officers to be governed by Army Regulations, but the minimum rate for all Officers to be 5s. a day subject to the understanding that they do not draw any messing allowance under paragraph 535 of the Army Allowance Regulations.

Marine Officers borne on ‘shore' strength to be paid Field Allowance under Army Allowance Regulations subject to a minimum rate of 5s. a day.

Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the Royal Marines who are borne on ‘shore ' strength in order that they may have the benefit of Separation Allowances on the Army scale not to be eligible to receive Field Allowance.

Separation Allowance.

To be paid in the usual way according as the Men are borne on ship's books or on ‘shore' strength.


1915 02 19
Battalion Commandants and Adjutants and Second in Command of RN Divisions - Allowances
And whereas we consider it desirable that the Officers of Your Majesty's Naval Service acting as Battalion Commandants in the Brigades of the Royal Naval Division, and the Commanders in command of the Battalions of the Royal Naval Division at the Crystal Palace Depot should receive Command Money at the rate of 5s. a day

And whereas we further consider that the Lieutenant-Commanders acting as Adjutants and Second in Command to the Battalions of the Royal Naval Division should receive an allowance at the rate of 2s. 6d. a day

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of these allowances accordingly, with effect as from the dates on which the Officers concerned took up their duties.


1915 04 30
Motor Vehicles - New Ranks and Ratings for RN Division
And whereas we consider that provision should be made for the emoluments of certain Officers and Men entered in the Royal Naval Division for service in connexion with motor vehicles:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the following rates of pay for such Officers and Men, with effect as from the dates of their entry up to and including the 28th February, 1915:

 

£

s.

d.

 

Motor Superintendent

1

0

0

a day.

Motor Owner Drivers

1

0

0

Foreman Fitters

0

15

0

Road Inspectors

0

15

0

Fitters

0

10

0

Mechanic Drivers

0

10

0

Motor Store-Keepers

0

7

6

We further beg leave to recommend that on and after the 1st March, 1915, the rate of pay of Motor Owner Drivers should be on the scale authorized for 2nd Lieutenants, Royal Marines and that the rates of pay for the Motor Superintendent, Foreman Fitter, Road Inspectors, Fitters, Mechanic Drivers, and Motor Store-Keepers should be continued on the same scale as that in force up to the 28th February, 1915.


1915 07 30
Adjutant and of Second in Command - Royal Naval Division - Allowances

And whereas Your Majesty was graciously pleased by Your Order in Council, bearing date the 16th day of February, 1915, to approve of Lieutenant-Commanders acting as Adjutant and Second in Command of the Battalions of the Royal Naval Division being granted an allowance of 2s. 6d. a day:

And whereas the duties of Adjutant and of Second in Command have now been separated, and we consider that the Adjutant should receive the. allowance of 2s. 6d. a day, and that an allowance of 1s. a day should be granted to Lieutenant-Commanders acting as Second 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 such allowances accordingly, with effect as from the dates on which the Officers concerned took up their duties.


1916 04 28
Extra Pay - Drivers for the RM Artillery Howitzer and Anti-Aircraft Brigades - Should, in future, be Enlisted in the Royal Marines
At the Court at Windsor Castle, 26th April, 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, of 16th April, 1916, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas we are of opinion that men required for duty as Motor Drivers for the Royal Marine Artillery Howitzer and Anti-Aircraft Brigades, should, in future, be enlisted in the Royal Marines as Privates at the ordinary rates of pay, and granted extra pay when qualified as Drivers:

We beg leave humbly to submit that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the grant of extra pay at the rate of 1s. 2d. per diem to such men when certified to be qualified as Motor Drivers.

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

His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what is therein proposed. And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
Almeric FitzRoy.


1916 11 10
Pay and Allowances of Special Ratings in the Royal Naval Division.
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 6th day of November, 1916.

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

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 26th day of October, 1916, in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas we are of opinion that pay and allowances at special rates should be paid to certain classes of men, and to men performing special duties, in the Royal Naval Division

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment to such men of pay and allowances set forth in the accompanying Schedule, with retrospective effect to cover payments already made.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in the several items covered by this proposal.

Schedule.

Pay and Allowances of Special Ratings in the Royal Naval Division.

Men compulsorily transferred from the Army to the Royal Naval Division.

To have the option of retaining Army Pay and Allowances.

Military Mounted Police in the Royal Naval Division.

To receive pay at the rates provided for in the Army Pay Warrant, Section 85.

Chief Petty Officers performing the duties of Warrant Officer in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Battalions of the Royal Naval Division, with the title of Chief Petty Officer (Sergeant-Major).

To receive the pay of Sergeant-Majors in the Royal Marines. viz., 6s. 31d. a day.

Artificers in the Cyclist Company of the Royal Naval Division.

To receive pay at the rate of 2s. a day.

Naval ratings employed as Tailors and Shoemakers in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Battalions of the Royal Naval Division.

To receive, in addition to their substantive pay, an allowance of 1s. a day.

Men employed as Battalion Armourers in the Royal Naval Division.

To receive, in addition to their substantive. pay, an allowance of 6d. a day.

Acting Sergeant-Majors in the Special Service Battalions of the Royal Marine Brigade.

To receive, in addition to their substantive, pay, an allowance of 6d. a day.

Leading Seamen, Higher Grade, in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Battalions of the Royal Naval Division.

To receive, in addition. to their substantive pay, an allowance of 4d. a day.

Able Seamen, Higher Grade, in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Battalions of the Royal Naval Division.

To receive, in addition to their substantive pay, an allowance of 3d. a day.

Non-commissioned Officers performing the duties of Sergeant-Cook in the Battalions of the Royal Marine Brigade while the Battalions are organised away or apart from the Royal Marine Divisions.

To receive an allowance of 6d. a day.

Cooks in charge of the general Battalion kitchens of the Royal Naval Division.

To receive an allowance of 6d. a day.

Supply and Transport Company (Divisional Train) and Ammunition Columns.

To receive pay at the rates authorised for the Army Service Corps, including the rate of 5s. a day for highly skilled men in certain trades.

Ordnance Companies.

To receive pay at the rates authorised for the Army Ordnance Corps.

Pay Staff of the Royal Marine Brigade.

2 Senior Clerks and 5 Pay Clerks to receive extra pay at the rate of 1s. a day, and 2 Junior Clerks at the rate of 6d. a day.

Superintending Clerk, Divisional Headquarters Staff.

To receive extra pay at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day.

Five other Clerks, Divisional Headquarters Staff.

To receive extra pay at the rate of 1s. a day.

Non-commissioned Officers employed as Clerks in the Oversea Pay Office.

To receive extra pay at the rate of 1s. a day.

Skilled Artificers enlisted in the Royal Naval Division as Privates.

To receive special rates of pay at Admiralty discretion, such rates not to exceed corresponding Army rates.

When promoted to Non-commissioned Officer or to Warrant rank, to receive ordinary, rates of pay and allowances if more advantageous.

Medical Unit (Non-commissioned Officers and men).

To receive pay at the rates applicable to the Royal Army Medical Corps.

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.


LG 1916 12 22 P 06
Motor Drivers and Mechanics of the Royal Marine Artillery Siege and Anti-Aircraft Brigades - Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of December, 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, of 7th December, 1916, 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 April, 1916, to sanction the enlistment of Motor Drivers for the Royal Marine Artillery Howitzer and Anti-Aircraft Brigades in the Royal Marines as Privates at the ordinary rate of pay, and the grant of extra pay to them when qualified as Drivers:

And whereas no provision is made for the payment of men enlisted prior to the date of that Order in Council:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the institution of the following rates of pay for Motor Drivers and Mechanics of the Royal Marine Artillery Siege and Anti-Aircraft Brigades, enlisted before the 26th April, 1916, with retrospective effect to cover payments already made.

  Not exceeding
A day
  s. d.
Foremen (Staff Sergeants) 10 6
Sergeants 7 0
Corporals 6 6
All other ranks 6 0

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.


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