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Non-substantive Ratings

1919 05 30
Rangetaker Non-substantive Rating Established
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 30th day of May, 1919.

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 May, 1919, 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, 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 experience has shown that the duties of Rangetakers are equal in importance to those of Gunlayers :

And whereas we consider it necessary that, in order to attract suitable men to take up and hold the rating, three grades of Rangetakers should be established corresponding to the three Gunlayer classes with the same rates of non-substantive pay

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the establishment as from the 22nd January, 1918, of the paid non-substantive rating of Rangetaker, First, Second and Third Class, with pay of 8d., 6d., and 2d. a day respectively.

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 06 01
Turret Trainers or Turret Director Trainers - Allowance for Seamen Gunners
And whereas we consider that the duties of Turret Director Trainer and Turret Trainer in Your Majesty's Navy can be satisfactorily and economically performed by lower Gunnery personnel than hitherto, but that the duties involved warrant a suitable allowance

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased to authorize, by Your Order in Council, the payment to Seamen Gunners, or Royal Marines, employed as Turret Trainers or Turret Director Trainers, of an allowance of 6d. a day for so long as they perform the duties.


1924 05 30
Seamen Gunners employed as Turret Trainers or Turret Director Trainers
And whereas by Order in Council dated the 31st May, 1923, it is provided that Seamen Gunners, or Royal Marines, employed as Turret Trainers or Turret Director Trainers in Your Majesty's Fleet should receive an allowance of 6d. a day for so long as they perform the duties:

And whereas we consider that this allowance should also be payable for the performance of the combined duty of Trainer and Director Trainer in Your Majesty's Ships of the `Nelson' and `Hawkins' classes:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the payment of an allowance of 6d. a day to the Seaman or Royal Marine performing the combined duty of trainer and director trainer for each twin 6" turret in ships of the `Nelson' class or the combined duty of Gun Trainer and Gun Director Trainer for each 7.5" gun in ships of the 'Hawkins ' class.


1924 05 30
Petty Officers employed as instructors in the anti-gas schools
And whereas we consider that the special knowledge and duties required of Petty Officers employed as instructors in the anti-gas schools attached to the three Home Ports should be recognised by the grant of a special allowance:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction, with effect from the 17th March, 1924, the grant of a special allowance of 6d. a day to such Petty Officers, not holding a non-substantive rating higher than Seaman Gunner or Seaman Torpedo Man, while holding the appointment.


1925 03 17
Petty Officer or equivalent in the RN or RM employed as instructors in the anti-gas schools
And whereas by Your Order in Council of the 30th May, 1924, an allowance of 6d. a day is payable to certain Petty Officers employed as instructors in the anti-gas schools attached to the three Home Ports

And whereas we consider that the allowance of 6d. a day should be payable, with effect from the 17th March, 1924, to men of the Petty Officer grade or its equivalent in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines, qualified and employed as instructors in the anti-gas schools, provided they do not hold a non-substantive rating higher than Seaman Gunner or Seaman Torpedoman

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.


1926 11 09
SQ - Establishment of a New Non-substantive Rating of Captain of Gun - Director Layer
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 7th day of November, 1926.

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 October, 1926 (N. 3667/26), 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 have had under consideration the provision of suitable gunnery personnel to man the armament of new types of battleships and cruisers in Your Majesty's Fleet:

And whereas we consider that the requirements will best be met by the establishment of a new non-substantive rating for Seamen and Royal Marines, to be called Captain of Gun.

And, whereas we consider that the present title of the non-substantive ratings of Turret Director Layer and Light Director Layer will not be appropriate to their duties in the said new types of ships, and that a more suitable title would be Director Layer:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the' following proposals:

  1. The non-substantive ratings of Captain of Gun, 1st Class, and Captain of Gun, 2nd Class, to be established, with the following rates of pay :
  • Captain of Gun, 1st Class, 1s. a day.
  • Captain of Gun, 2nd Class, 6d. a day.
  1. The titles of Turret Director Layer, and Light Director Layer to be altered to Director Layer, 1st Class, and Director Layer, 2nd Class, respectively.

The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in these 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.
M. P. A. Hankey.


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