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Establishment of the Rating of Chief Sailmaker
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 17th day of July, 1917.

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 5th day of July, 1917, 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 the responsibilities undertaken by Sailmakers in Your Majesty's Fleet are such as to warrant the establishment of a Chief Petty Officer Rating for this Branch :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the institution (with effect as from 30th April, 1917) of the Rating of Chief Sailmaker with the following rates of pay, viz. :

Chief Sailmaker ... ... 3s. 7d. a day.

After 3 years' service in the Rating ... ... 3s. 11d. a day.

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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