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Warrant Officers - Allowances

1908 08 04
Clothing Allowance - Coaling and Target Practice
And whereas we are of opinion that it is desirable that the allowance of ten shillings a month granted by Your Majesty's Order in Council of 24th March, 1902, to Warrant Officers employed in Coaling duties to meet the expense which they incur for wear and tear of clothing, should be extended to other appointments:

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

  1. That Warrant Officers, or Officers promoted therefrom, when employed on duties connected with Target practice may, at our discretion, be granted an allowance for wear and tear of clothing not exceeding ten shillings a month, this provision to be retrospective to 1st April, 1907, in order to cover payment to the Officers of Your Majesty's ship "Revenge," tender to the Gunnery School at Portsmouth.
  2. That subject to the prior sanction of the Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury in each case, the allowance may be granted within the same maximum and to the same classes of Officers when engaged on other than Target duties.

1910 11 15
Mail Officers - Allowances
And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 19th day of August, 1889, sanction was given for the payment of an allowance of Sixpence a day to the Warrant Officer performing the duties of Mail Officer at Hong Kong:

And whereas it has been found necessary to appoint Mail Officers at other places abroad:

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 Sixpence a day to any Warrant Officer appointed to perform the duties of Mail Officer at places abroad where in our opinion the responsibilities and onerous nature of the duties justify such payment.


1913 10 17
WOs Equipment [Uniform] Allowances
And whereas by Order in Council bearing date the 4th July, 1895, it is provided, inter alia, that retired Naval Officers voluntarily re-employed shall be granted equipment allowances at certain specified rates, provided that no Officer shall receive any allowance if he has retired within three years from the date of his re-employment, and that no allowance shall be repeated to the same Officer within a period of five years:

And whereas it is necessary at times to re-employ for short periods retired Commissioned Warrant Officers, Warrant Officers and Officers promoted from those ranks, and in such cases we consider it more equitable to grant equipment allowances at daily rates, payable whenever the Officers are employed subject to the yearly maxima hereinafter referred to.

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to authorize us, at our discretion, to grant equipment allowances to such Officers, at the following daily rates, in lieu of the allowances sanctioned by the before-mentioned Order in Council.

To Commissioned Warrant and Warrant Officers:-

  • 3s. per day - subject to a maximum of 20s. in any one year.

To Lieutenants promoted from Commissioned Warrant and Warrant ranks :-

  • 4s. per day - subject to a maximum of 30s. in any one year.

Such rates to take effect as from the 1st April, 1913.


1915 09 14
Director Warrant Officers - Allowances
And whereas we consider that Warrant Officers and Commissioned Warrant Officers appointed as Director Warrant Officers should receive an allowance of 1s. a day whilst so employed :

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the payment of such allowance accordingly, with effect as from the 1st July, 1915.


1915 12 24
Gunner or Torpedo Gunner promoted to Lieutenant for gallantry in action - employed in lieu of a Gunnery Lieutenant or Torpedo Lieutenant - allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 22nd December, 1915.

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 10th day of December, 1915, in the words following, viz.:

Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, etc.

And whereas we consider that a Gunner or Torpedo Gunner specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in Your Majesty's Fleet for gallantry in action should receive a special allowance when employed in lieu of a Gunnery Lieutenant or Torpedo Lieutenant respectively :

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 1s. 6d. a day in such cases, with effect as from the 16th August, 1915.

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.


1938 05 17
Wardroom Messing Allowance for Warrant Officers etc.
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 6th day of May, 1938.

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 30th day of April, 1938 (C.W. 3669/38), 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 Section VI to Schedule V to Order in Council bearing date 22nd January, 1920, provision is made, inter alia, for the payment to Commissioned Officers from Warrant Rank and to Warrant Officers when messing in the Wardroom of an allowance of 1s. 6d. per day in respect of the difference in Mess Subscription:

And whereas we are of opinion that this allowance should be increased to 1s. 10d. per day:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction this proposal with effect from 1st April, 1938.

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.


1938 05 17
Allowance for Gunners (T) etc performing Gunners Duties
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 6th day of May, 1938.

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 30th day of April, 1938 (C.W. 3669/38), 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 deem it expedient that an allowance should be paid to Gunners, Gunners (T), Commissioned Gunners and Commissioned Gunners (T) performing the dual duties of Gunners and Gunners (T) in destroyers of running flotillas:

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 with effect from 1st April, 1938, of 1s. per day to such Officers while so employed.

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.


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