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Seamen - Parachute Packing Allowance

1937 10 26
Seamen - Parachute Packing Allowance
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd day of October, 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 7th day of September, 1937 (N. 5834 / 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 we consider it desirable that some extra remuneration should be payable to ratings who have the care of parachutes:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction an allowance of 3d. a day, with effect from 1st January; 1937, to Naval ratings not higher than Able Seaman and not holding a higher non-substantive rating than Seaman Gunner, Seaman Torpedoman, Visual Signalman 3rd Class or Wireless Telegraphist 3rd Class, who are qualified in and are employed on the duties of the care, packing and maintenance of parachutes; the allowance to be payable only for actual days of employment on the duty.

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.


1943 07 27
Parachute Work - Additional Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd day of July, 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 12th day of July, 1943 (N. 15178/43), 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 we consider that Naval ratings who may be detailed for training in parachute work should be granted extra remuneration

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment to Naval ratings of extra pay at the rate of 2s. a day during the period of their attachment to the Airborne Division under the conditions governing this issue to Army personnel of the Airborne Division.

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. C. E. Leadbitter.


1944 03 28
Establishment of Safety Equipment Non-substantive rating
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 24th day of March, 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 6th day of March, 1944 (N. 29975/43), 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 dated 22nd October, 1937, sanction was given to the payment of an allowance of 3d. a day to Naval ratings qualified in and employed on the care, packing and maintenance of parachutes:

And whereas the range of safety equipment now in use in the Air Arm of Your Majesty's Navy is now increased so as to call for greater skill in repair and maintenance, and in our opinion to deserve a higher rate of remuneration to the ratings employed on such duties:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the institution of the non-substantive ratings of Safety Equipment Assistant and Safety Equipment Worker, with rates of pay as shown below

Safety Equipment Assistant 3d. a day.
Safety Equipment Worker    
Able Seamen and equivalent ratings, and Leading ratings 9d a day.
Petty Officers and Chief    
Petty Officers 6d. a day.

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


1944 05 19
Parachute Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 18th day of May, 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 9th day of May, 1944 (N. 26929 / 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 dated the 22nd day of July, 1943, sanction was given to the payment to Naval ratings of extra pay at the rate of 2s. a day during the period of their attachment to the Airborne Division under the conditions governing this issue to Army personnel of the Airborne Division:

And whereas we consider it necessary to extend payment of parachute pay as already approved for certain Naval rating's to all Naval and Royal Marine personnel who may qualify for the payment:

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 a special allowance of 2s. a day to Officers and men alike of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.

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. C. E. Leadbitter.


1946 02 22
Establishment of Air Boatswain's Mate Rating
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 19th .day of February, 1946.

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 February, 1946 (N. 1662/46), 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 24th March, 1944 sanction was given to the institution of the non-substantive ratings of Safety Equipment Assistant and Safety Equipment Worker:

And whereas we are of the opinion that the duties of the maintenance and repair of safety equipment and of handling aircraft should be laid on the Seaman Branch in a similar way to Gunnery as part of the fighting equipment of Your Majesty's Ships, and that two new non-substantive branches to be termed Safety Equipment Rating and Aircraft Handler respectively should be introduced to cover the duties, and also a new non-substantive rate of Air Boatswain's Mate to be held by an experienced rating who will be able to instruct in all the duties performed by ratings in both non-substantive branches:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the new ratings as shown in the subjoined table with effect from a date determined by us, with the daily rates of non-substantive pay specified:

  Chief P.O's P.O.'s Leading Seamen A.B.
  s. d. s. d. s. d.
3rd Class     0 3 0 3
2nd Class 0 6 0 9 0 9
1st Class 1 6 1 6 - -
Air Boatswains Mate 2 0 2 0 - -

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


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