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Stokers

1907 11 08
Abolition of the Non-substantive Rating of Trained Man for such Special Service Stokers - Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 2nd day of November, 1907.

Present, The Kings 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 sixteenth day of September, one thousand nine hundred and seven, in the words following, viz.:

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

And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council of the eighth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and six, the non-substantive rating of trained man was abolished for continuous service stokers, and the sum of one penny a day formerly payable for that rating was added to the substantive pay of all continuous service stokers first class, as from the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred and six

And whereas we consider it desirable that the same arrangement shall be applied in the case of stokers entered for combined service in the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Reserve who are paid the non-continuous rates of pay of their ratings.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the abolition of the non-substantive rating of trained man for such special service stokers as from the first day of July, one thousand nine hundred and six, and the increase of the non-continuous service rate of pay of special service stokers, first class, from one shilling and ninepence to one shilling and tenpence a day as from that date

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 tire 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.
A. W FitzRoy.


1907 11 08
Yeoman of Stores - Stoker rating
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 2nd day of November, 1907.

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 fifteenth day of October one thousand nine hundred rend seven, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by section three of the etc

And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the twenty-eighth day of March one thousand nine hundred and three, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction the introduction of the non-substantive rating of Yeoman of Stores, to be held in such ships as the Admiralty may direct by a Stoker rating, with an allowance at the rate of fourpence a day in addition to the pay and allowances of his rating.

And whereas we consider that it would be to the benefit of Your Majesty's Naval Service to extend the grant of the rating and an allowance to vessels smaller than those in which it is justifiable to pay the full allowance of fourpence a day.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to authorize us to vary the rate of allowance within the existing maximum of fourpence a day, and the conditions of payment, in such manner as may from time to time seem to us desirable; the provisions herein to take effect from first October, one thousand nine hundred and seven.

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.
A. W. FitzRoy


1947 03 14
Stokers Branch renamed Stoker Mechanic Branch
At the Court of Saint ,James, the 10th day of March, 1947

Present, His Royal Highness The Duke Of Gloucester Viscount Lascelles ; Lord Privy Seal Lord Pethick-Lawrence Viscount Mountbatten of Burma Mr. Secretary Creech Jones Mr. Secretary Noel-Baker.

Whereas His Majesty, in pursuance of the Regency Acts, 1937 and 1943, was pleased, by Letters Patent dated the 24th day of January, 1947, to delegate and grant unto His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, K.G., K.T., K.P., G.M.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, G.C.V.O., G.B.E., C.L, and Viscount Lascelles, or any two of them, as Counsellor's of State, full power and authority during the period of His Majesty's absence from the United Kingdom to summon and hold on His Majesty's behalf His Privy Council and to signify thereat His Majesty's approval of any matter or thing to which His Majesty s approval in Council is required:

And whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 10th day of February, 1947 (N. 29605/44)i 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 present Regulations governing service in Your Majesty's Navy provide for the service of men holding ratings in the Stoker Branch and for payment accordingly:

And whereas we are of opinion that the duties performed by ratings of the Stoker Branch under modern conditions have made the title Stoker inappropriate for all ratings of the Branch:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council, to sanction the following new titles for the ratings of this Branch which will be known as the Stoker Mechanic Branch:

Boy Stoker.

Stoker - in place of Stoker 2nd Class.

Stoker Mechanic - in place of Stoker 1st Class:

Leading Stoker Mechanic - in place of Leading Stoker.

Petty Officer Stoker Mechanic - in place of Stoker Petty Officer.

Chief Petty Officer Stoker Mechanic - in place of Chief Stoker.

The Lord Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have been informed of these alterations.

Now, therefore, His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester and Viscount Lascelles being authorized thereto by the said Letters Patent, have taken the said Memorial into consideration, and do hereby, by and with the advice of His Majesty's Privy Council, on His Majesty's behalf 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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