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1908 10 27
Stewardess - The First Sea-going WRNS ?
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th day of October, 1908.

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

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 14th day of October, 1908, in the words following, viz. :

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

And whereas the Stewardess borne on the books of Your Majesty's yacht 'Victoria and Albert' is paid at the rate of two shillings and threepence a day under the Order in Council of Her late Majesty, bearing date the 6th February, 1882, and receives in addition an allowance of one shilling and sixpence a day in lieu of provisions in kind:

And whereas it has been found necessary to enter for duty in Your Majesty's yacht ‘Alexandra' a Stewardess for whose pay provision has not yet been made :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment at the rate of three shillings and ninepence a day, to be inclusive of pay and victualling, to any Stewardess whom it may be found necessary to employ in any of Your Majesty's yachts.

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

His Majesty having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, etc.
A. W. FitzRoy.

† Please note - humour alert !

1910 11 15
Pay - Keeper and Steward of Royal Cabins - HM Yacht ‘Alexandra'
And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 19th day of January, 1886, the pay of the Keeper and Steward of the Royal Cabins of Your Majesty's Yacht ‘Alexandra' is fixed at 4s. 3d. a day on appointment and 5s. a day at the expiration of four years' service in the rating:

And whereas we are of opinion that the increase in the responsibilities of the holder of this post renders some improvement in this scale of pay desirable:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction, as from 1st October, 1910, the following scale of pay for this rating, viz. :-

  • 4s. 6d. a day on appointment;
  • 5s. 6d. a day after 4 years' service;
  • 6s. 6d. a day after 8 years' service.

1911 07 11
Samuel Mackenzie Hammond, Keeper and Steward of the Royal Apartments
And whereas we are desirous of recognising the long and meritorious services of Samuel Mackenzie Hammond, Keeper and Steward of the Royal Apartments in Your Majesty's Yacht `Victoria and Albert,' by his special promotion to Warrant Rank

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction his promotion accordingly with the title of Keeper and Steward of Royal Cabins, to take effect from the 22nd day of June, 1911, under the following conditions, viz. :

  1. That on promotion his present emoluments, viz., pay and pension, be converted into and be regarded only as `Active Service' pay.
  2. That on retirement from the Active List, which shall take place at the age of 55, his pension be calculated upon the scale for Warrant Officers of the Military Branch, and for the full period of Service.

1912 10 18
Allowances for Royal Yacht Cook
And whereas by an Order in Council dated the 6th February, 1882; provision was made for the grant to the Cook employed on board Your Majesty's Admiralty Yacht "Enchantress," of pay at the rate of 3s. a day and a cooking allowance at the rate of 1s. 6d. a day:

And whereas we consider it desirable that these emoluments should be revised and that the status of the man so employed should be determined:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the rate of pay of future occupants of the post being fixed at 6s. 6d. a day on appointment, and 7s. a day after five years' service, inclusive of all allowances, their rank to be that of Chief Petty Officer.


1913 02 18
Royal Yacht Stewards
And whereas we consider it desirable that the Assistant Stewards of the Royal Cabins in Your Majesty's Yachts should be eligible for advancement to the rating of Officers' Chief Steward (Chief Petty Officer) with the pay and other privileges attaching to the rating:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction such advancement under such conditions as we may determine.

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