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Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve

1913 06 20
RN Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve - Establishment of rank of Reserve Wardmaster
And whereas by an Order in Council of His late Majesty, bearing date the 19th day of November, 1902, sanction was given to the establishment of a Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve.

And whereas we consider it desirable that a superior grade, to be known as Reserve Wardmaster, should be instituted in the Reserve.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the establishment of this grade accordingly, under the regulations set forth in the annexed Schedule.

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

Schedule.

1. The rating of `Reserve Wardmaster' to be equivalent to that of a Chief Sick Berth Steward.

2. While under training Reserve Wardmasters to receive pay at the rate of 3s. 6d. a day, up to a maximum of seven days' training annually.

3. When called out Reserve Wardmasters to receive pay at the rate of 4s. 6d. a day for the first six months and 5s. a day afterwards, with extra pay at the rate of 1s. a day when employed in a ship of war in war time.

4. In other respects Reserve Wardmasters to be subject to the existing regulations for members of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve.


1922 10 17
Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve - Re-organisation
And whereas by an Order in Council of His late Majesty of 19th November, 1902, sanction was given to the establishment of a Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve:

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 13th day of June, 1913, sanction was given to the institution in the Reserve of a superior grade to be known as ‘Reserve Wardmaster':

And whereas we consider it desirable that the titles, pay and allowances of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve should be assimilated to those of the Sick Berth Branch of Your Majesty's Navy:

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

  1. the rating and advancement of all men serving in this Reserve on or after the 29th day of January, 1921, in grades corresponding to those of the Sick Berth Branch of Your Majesty's Navy:
  2. the grant of pay and allowances to men of this Reserve as from the 29th day of January, 1921, at the rates and under the conditions set forth in the subjoined schedule.

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

Schedule.

Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve.

Regulations as to pay and allowances.

  1. Reservists when undergoing training at a Royal Naval Hospital or on board one of H.M. Ships or when called out on mobilisation will receive the rates of pay in force from time to time for the corresponding Continuous Service ratings of the Royal Navy. They will also be eligible for Marriage Allowance at the rates and subject to the conditions applicable from time to time in the Royal Navy, provided, as regards training, that the period thereof is not less than seven days.
  2. Only actual mobilised service will reckon towards increments of pay in the respective ratings. For this purpose past mobilised service during war or emergency in the ratings of Junior Reserve Attendant, Senior Reserve Attendant and Reserve Wardmaster will be reckoned as follows:
    • Service as Junior Reserve Attendant will be reckoned as service as Sick Berth Attendant.
    • Service as Senior Reserve Attendant will be reckoned as service as Leading Sick Berth Attendant.
    • Service as Reserve Wardmaster will be reckoned as service as Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer.
  3. Any Reservist with previous service as a Sick Berth rating in the Royal Navy will reckon such service for progressive pay provided that the interval between the dates of his discharge from the Royal Navy and Reservists will be eligible for Good Conduct Badges under the Regulations in force in the Royal Navy except that only mobilised. service or service as a Naval rating will be allowed to count towards the prescribed qualifying periods. Whilst undergoing training or when mobilised they will receive pay for such Badges at the rates authorized from time to time in the Royal Navy.
  4. A gratuity of £5 will be paid to each man on being called out provided that he is medically fit.
  5. A Reservist injured on duty while borne on the books of one of H.M. Ships or Establishments for training, and thereby rendered incapable of resuming his civil employment and caused to suffer pecuniary loss may,. at the discretion of the Admiralty, be granted an allowance for a period not exceeding six months at rates to be settled from time to time with the concurrence of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.
  6. A similar allowance may at the discretion of the Admiralty be paid to a Reservist who is incapacitated by illness which is proved to the satisfaction of the Admiralty to have been contracted in or by the performance of training while borne on the books of one of H.M. Ships or Establishments.
  7. Payment of the allowance referred to in paragraphs 5 and 6 will be limited to the period during which the Reservist is shown to have been unable to follow his occupation and will not be granted for any period during which he may have been treated in a Naval Hospital or Sick Quarters. No claim for the allowance will be admitted which is not preferred within twelve months of the training in question.
  8. Widows and children, if any, and certain other dependent relatives of Reservists who may be killed in action or die from wounds, injuries, or disease directly attributable to the conditions of service, whether on actual service or under training, will receive pensions and compassionate allowances on the same scale as the widows, children and other dependent relatives of Naval ratings.
  9. A fee of 2s. 6d. for each Reservist under instruction may be paid to a Chief or other Sick Berth Rating of the Royal Navy deputed to give instruction to Reservists.
  10. These regulations will supersede those laid down in Order in Council of the 19th November, 1902, with effect from the 29th January, 1921.

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