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Sick Berth ratings - Allowances etc

1911 05 12
Sick Berth ratings - Allowances
And whereas under Article 1451 of the Regulations for the government of Your Majesty's Naval Service, an allowance at the rate of 4d. a day is payable under certain conditions to the person employed on the duties of sick berth attendant, for the days on which he is so employed in ships in which no man of that rating is serving:

And whereas the duties performed are such as to render it desirable to establish a daily, in lieu of an intermittent allowance, and that the rate of allowance should vary according to the responsibilities involved :

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 in place of the allowance authorized. at present:-.

  1. 3d. a day to men employed on the duty in ships in which:-
    1. A sick berth rating is allowed but not borne;
    2. A sick berth rating is not allowed nor a medical officer borne
  2. 2d. a day to men employed in ships in which a sick berth rating is not allowed but a medical officer is borne

1911 07 11
Sick Berth pay and allowances
And whereas we consider it desirable to introduce certain modifications in the rates of pay and allowances for the Sick Berth Staff of Your Majesty's Fleet as laid down by Orders in Council dated the 17th day of October, 1884, and the 3rd day of March, 1900.

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.

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

Schedule.

  1. The qualification of 14 years' good service for advancement to the rating of Chief Sick Berth Steward prescribed by Order in Council of the 17th October, 1884, to be abolished.
  2. The pay of a Sick Berth Attendant of under three years' service as such to be at the rate of 1s. 9d. a day after the completion of his period of training.
  3. Chief Sick Berth Stewards, Sick Berth Stewards and Second Sick Berth Stewards serving on board ship and in certain Naval Establishments to receive at the discretion of the Admiralty an allowance of 2d. a day on account of the dispensing work devolving on them.
  4. Sick Berth ratings qualified and employed as Masseurs to be eligible for an allowance of 6d. a day in such numbers and under such conditions as the Admiralty from time to time may determine, the establishment of this allowance not to preclude the payment of the allowance of 1s. a day to which men already qualified as Masseurs may be entitled under previous regulations.

1911 07 11
Training for Reserve Sick Berth Personnel
And whereas by an Order in Council of His late Majesty, bearing date the nineteenth day of November, 1902, provision is made for members of Your Majesty's Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve to undergo a course of training of seven days' duration in a Royal Naval Hospital or Sick Quarters or on board a Ship of War.

And whereas We consider it desirable that members of this Reserve shall be enabled to undergo a course of training annually:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the establishment of an annual course for Your Majesty's Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve of seven days' training in a Royal Naval Hospital or Sick Quarters or on board a Ship of War.


1911 11 17
Sick Berth Allowances
And whereas it is provided that Sick Berth Ratings in Your Majesty's Fleet should receive an allowance of 6d. a day when serving as Operating Room Attendants or Laboratory Attendants in Naval Hospitals:

And whereas we consider it desirable that the allowance should also be payable to such ratings serving in similar capacities in Hospital Ships:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of this allowance to Sick Berth ratings serving as Operating Room Attendants or Laboratory Attendants in Hospital Ships as from the 1st July last.


1915 03 12
Sick Quarters Shotley organised as a Hospital - Allowances to Staff.
And whereas it has been found necessary to increase the accommodation at Your Majesty's Royal Naval Sick Quarters at Shotley, and to organize the Staff on a basis similar to that adopted for the Staff of Your Majesty's Royal Naval Hospitals:

And whereas we are of opinion that in these circumstances the Sick Berth Staff of the Sick Quarters at Shotley should be granted the same allowances as are granted to Members of the Sick Berth Staff of the Naval Hospitals who are engaged upon similar duties:

We, therefore, beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to, sanction the grant of the following allowances to Members of the Staff at Shotley, with effect as from the 6th November, 1914:

  • An allowance of 6d. a day to one of the Sick Berth Staff for acting as Operating Room Attendant
  • An allowance of 6d, a day to the Chief Sick Berth Steward for charge of stores.

1918 12 20
Sick Berth Ratings as X-Ray Attendants - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 18th day of December, 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 12th day of December, 1918, 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 it has been found necessary to employ a number of Sick Berth Ratings as X-Ray Attendants at certain of Your Majesty's Naval Hospitals and Establishments:

And whereas we are of the opinion that the duties performed by these Ratings are such as to justify the payment to them of an allowance whilst so employed:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty, may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction with effect as from the 1st August, 1918, the payment at our discretion, and under such conditions as we may consider desirable, of an allowance of 6d. per diem to Sick Berth Ratings whilst regularly employed as X-Ray Attendants.

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.


1923 10 12
Payment of the Dispensing Allowance
And whereas we consider that the Regulations for the Government of Your Majesty's Naval Service should be amended in certain particulars

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, with retrospective effect from the 9 August, 1923, the proposals contained in the attached schedule.

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

Schedule.

1. Payment of the Dispensing Allowance of 2d. a day, instituted by Order in Council of the 5th July, 1911, and payable also to Sick Berth Attendants passed for Leading Sick Berth Attendant when employed in ships allowed one Sick Berth rating, under Order in Council of the 11th October, 1921, to be extended to Sick Berth Attendants passed for Leading Sick Berth Attendant when employed on dispensing duty to a substantial extent in ships bearing not more than two Sick Berth ratings.

2. Continuous Service ratings of the Officers' Steward and Cook branch to be eligible for the award of Long Service Pensions after twenty-two years' pensionable service, although they may not have rendered seven years' pensionable service in sea-going ships in commission.


1923 10 12
Sick Berth ratings qualifying for promotion - Allowances
And whereas we consider that Sick Berth ratings while qualifying for promotion should continue to draw the allowances authorizers in respect of their special duties as Operating Room, Laboratory, or X-Ray Assistants, or as Masseurs:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us as from the 13th day of August, 1923, to allow Sick Berth ratings qualified far the said special duties to continue to draw the allowances for the same while qualifying for promotion.


1924 01 18
Zymotic Allowance Payable whilst serving in Hospital Ships
And whereas it is provided that Sick Berth ratings in Your Majesty's Fleet should receive an allowance of 6d. a day when employed as Lunatic Ward Attendants or Zymotic Ward Attendants in Naval Medical Establishments:

And whereas we consider that this allowance should also be payable to such ratings serving in similar capacities in Hospital Ships:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, with effect from the 28th November, 1923, the payment of this allowance of 6d. a day to Sick Berth ratings while actually performing duty as Lunatic Ward Attendants or Zymotic Ward Attendants in Hospital Ships.


1924 10 14
Dispensing Allowance
And whereas by Order in Council of the 11th October, 1923, payment of Dispensing Allowance of 2d. a day was extended, to Sick Berth Attendants passed for Leading Sick Berth Attendant when employed on dispensing duty to a substantial extent in ships bearing not more than two Sick Berth ratings

And whereas they passing of a provisional examination for advancement to Leading Sick Berth Attendant is sufficiently indicative of a man's qualification to dispense:

And whereas we consider that Sick Berth Attendants who have passed provisionally for the higher rating should be eligible for Dispensing Allowance subject to the conditions already governing its payment to Sick Berth Attendants who have finally passed for the higher rating :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment of Dispensing Allowance accordingly, with retrospective effect from the 14th February, 1924.


1924 12 12
Payment for Non-Substantive Rates when not employed thereon
And whereas by Section B of the Schedule attached to Your Order in Council of 11th October, 1921, and by Order in Council of 20th June, 1922, non-substantive pay is payable continuously to Sick Berth ratings qualified as Operating Room, Laboratory, or X-Ray Assistants„ or as Masseurs, provided, inter alia, that arrangements are made for such men to be regularly employed on their specialist duty :

And whereas these ratings are retained on separate rosters for drafting purposes so as to be employed to the maximum on their special duties :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to continue payment of the said non-substantive pay to qualified Sick Berth ratings when the exigencies of Your Majesty's Naval Service require that they shall serve in Ships or Naval Establishments in which they cannot be regularly employed on their specialist duties.


1925 10 13
Allowance paid to SB Staff for instructing Reserves Abolished
And whereas in the Schedule to Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 13th October, 1922, it is directed that a fee of 2s; 6d. may be paid to a Chief or other Sick Berth rating of Your Majesty's Navy deputed to give instruction to men of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve, for each Reservist under instruction:

And whereas we are of opinion that payment of this fee should be abolished:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to direct that payment of the aforesaid fee to Chief or other Sick Berth ratings of Your Majesty's Navy shall be discontinued on and after the 1st day of January, 1926.


1926 02 05
Medical Stores Allowance
Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the. Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 30th day of December, 1925, (N. 5350/25), in the words following, viz. :

And whereas by Orders in Council of the 3rd March, 1900, and 9th October, 1903, an allowance of 6d. a day for charge of medical stores is payable to Sick Berth Chief Petty Officers when acting as Wardmasters in Royal Naval Hospitals, Sick Quarters, and Hospital Ships:

And whereas we consider that this allowance should be payable, with effect from the 10th April, 1925, to Sick Berth Petty Officers employed as Wardmasters in exceptional circumstances in vacancies in complement for Sick Berth Chief Petty Officers

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

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


1935 07 19
Sick Berth Attendants - Dispensing Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 15th day of July, 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 29th day of June, 1935 (N. 2676/35), 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's Order in Council bearing date the 11th day of October, 1923, sanctioned the payment of Dispensing Allowance of 2d. a day to Sick Berth Attendants passed for Leading Sick Berth Attendant when employed on dispensing duty to a substantial extent in ships bearing not more than two Sick Berth ratings:

And whereas we consider that Sick Berth ratings borne for duty with Dental Officers should be excluded when assessing the number of Sick Berth ratings borne:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the amendment of the aforementioned Order in Council 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.


1941 11 14
Chiropodist Allowance to Sick Berth Ratings
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of November, 1941.

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 30th day of October; 1941, 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 it has been found necessary to employ Sick Berth Ratings as Chiropodists in Training Camps:

And whereas we are of the opinion that the duties performed by these Ratings are such as to justify the payment to them of an allowance whilst so employed:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the. payment at our discretion and under such conditions as we may consider desirable, of an allowance of 6d. per diem to Sick Berth Ratings whilst employed as Chiropodists.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1942 02 10
Sick Berth Sanitary Inspectors - Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 9th day of February, 1942.

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 20th day of January, 1942, 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 it has been found necessary to employ a number of Sick Berth Ratings as Sanitary Inspectors:

And whereas we are of the opinion that the duties performed by these Ratings are such as to justify the payment to them of an allowance while so employed:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction with effect as from the 13th January, 1942, the payment at our discretion, and under such conditions as we may consider desirable, of an allowance of 6d. per diem to Sick Berth Ratings whilst regularly employed as Sanitary Inspectors.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1942 11 06
Sick Berth - Optical Dispenser - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of November, 1942.

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 October, 1942 (N. 23480/42) in the words following, viz.:-

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

And whereas it has been found necessary to employ Sick Berth Ratings as Optical Dispensers:

And whereas we are of the opinion that the duties performed by these Ratings are such as to justify the payment to them of an allowance whilst so employed:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment at our discretion and under such conditions as we may consider desirable, of an allowance of 6d. per diem to Sick Berth Ratings whilst employed as Optical Dispensers.

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 Teased, 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.


1943 03 16
Sick Berth staff employed as Neuro-Psychiatric specialists
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of March, 1943.

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 27th day of February, 1943, 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 it has been found necessary to employ Sick Berth Ratings as clinical assistants to Neuro-pyschiatric Specialists.

And whereas we are of the opinion that the duties performed by these Ratings are such as to justify payment to them of an allowance whilst so employed:

We beg leave humbly, to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to .sanction the payment, at our discretion, and under such conditions as we may consider desirable, of an allowance of 6d. per diem to Sick Berth Ratings detailed to perform the aforesaid duties:

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.


1943 05 21
Sick Berth Staff - Dispensing Allowances
At the, Court at Buckingham Palace, the 20th day of May, 1943.

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 April, 1943 (N. 8712/43). 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 of 5th July, 1911, payment of Dispensing Allowance of 2d. a day was approved to Sick Berth ratings serving on board ship and in certain Naval Establishments on account of the dispensing work devolving on them:

And whereas by Orders in Council of the 11th October, 1923, and 9th October, 1924, payment of Dispensing Allowance was extended to Sick Berth Attendants passed provisionally or finally for Leading Sick Berth Attendant when employed on dispensing duty to a substantial extent in ships bearing not more than two Sick Berth ratings:

And whereas we consider that Sick Berth Attendants passed provisionally or finally for Leading Sick Berth Attendant when employed in Royal Naval Sick Quarters where no civilian dispenser is borne should be paid dispensing allowance under the same conditions as apply to the grant of this allowance to ratings employed in Your Majesty's Ships.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction payment of Dispensing Allowance 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.
E. G. E. Leadbitter.


1943 08 10
Sick Berth Ratings - Progressive (Incremental) Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 10th day of August, 1943.

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 29th day of July, 1943. 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 Orders in Council of 17th October, 1884, 3rd March, 1900, 16th December, 1912, 17th May, 1920, 3rd November, 1927, 7th February, 1933, and 4th May, 1935, sanctioned payment of progressive pay to Sick Berth Attendants of the Sick Berth Branch of the Royal Navy after 3 and 6 years' service as a Sick Berth Attendant, if passed finally for Leading Sick Berth Attendant:

And whereas we are of the opinion that progressive pay should be granted to Sick Berth Attendants after 3 and 6 years' man's service in any Branch of the service, provided that the ratings have also passed finally for Leading Sick Berth Attendants:

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


1944 12 12
Sick Berth Ratings - Progressive Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of December, 1944.

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

Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 23rd day of November, 1944 (N. 25814/44) 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 Order in Council of 10th August, 1943, sanctioned payment of progressive pay to Sick Berth Attendants of the Sick Berth Branch of the Royal Navy after 3 and 6 years man's service in any Branch of the service provided that they have also passed finally for Leading Sick Berth Attendants:

And whereas we are of the opinion that the condition that Sick Berth Attendants must have passed finally for the Leading rate before being granted progressive pay should be withdrawn in order to allow them to receive progressive pay under the conditions operative for the corresponding grade in all other Branches of the service:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be pleased, by Your Order in Council, to give your sanction to progressive pay at such rates as are at present allowed or may from time to time be approved being paid to Sick Berth Attendants on completion of 3 and 6 years man's service in any Branch of the service.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in the foregoing 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.


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