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Royal Navy - Warrant Officers
Promotion and Revision of titles of Warrant Officers and Officers promoted from Warrant rank

27 Jan 1920

And whereas by His late Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 28th March, 1903, and subsequent Orders in Council, it is provided that certain Commissioned Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers shall be eligible for promotion to the rank, or corresponding rank, of Lieutenant, as a reward for long and zealous service, and that these Officers should be granted the rank or corresponding rank of Lieutenant Commander on attaining 8 years' seniority in the rank or corresponding rank of Lieutenant:

And whereas we are of opinion that similar advancement should be open to Commissioned Warrant Officers and Warrant Officers of the Regulating, Electrician and Cookery Branches, and that the establishment of Officers of the Regulating, and Electrician branches authorized by Orders in Council of the 18th October, 1909, 16th November, 1917, and 13th October, 1910, should be increased.

And whereas we are further of opinion that the titles of certain Warrant Officers and Officers promoted from Warrant rank require revision

Schedule A

Commissioned Electricians, Commissioned. Masters-at-Arms and Commissioned Instructors in Cookery to be eligible for promotion to the relative rank of Lieutenant with the titles of Electrical Lieutenant, Lieutenant-at-Arms and Lieutenant Instructor in Cookery respectively.

Lieutenants-at-Arms, Electrical Lieutenants and Lieutenant Instructors in Cookery on attaining 8 years' seniority as such to have the relative rank of Lieutenant-Commander.

Pay.

Pay of Electrical Lieutenants and Electrical Lieutenant Commanders to be on the scales authorized for Lieutenants and Lieutenant-Commanders promoted from Warrant rank (Mechanical Branch). Pay of Lieutenants-at-Arms, Lieutenant Instructors in Cookery and Lieutenant-Commanders promoted therefrom to be on the scale for Lieutenants and Lieutenant-Commanders promoted from Warrant Rank (non-Mechanical Branch).

Retired Pay, &c.

Retired Pay, Widows' Pensions and Compassionate allowances for children to be on the scales authorized for Lieutenants and Lieutenant-Commanders promoted from Warrant rank.

Numbers.

The number of Lieutenants-at-Arms, Electrical Lieutenants and Lieutenant Instructors in Cookery to be not more than 8 per cent. of the total number of Officers of Warrant rank and above in the respective branches.

Schedule B.

Titles of Warrant Officers and Officers promoted from Warrant Rank.

1. The collective expression and title of `Commissioned Warrant Officers' to be abolished; such Officers when referred to collectively to be termed:

(a) Commissioned Officers from Warrant Rank when it is desired to refer only to

Officers of the grade lying between Warrant Officer and Lieutenant.

(b) Commissioned Officers from Warrant Rank and above when it is desired to refer to Officers described at (a) above, together with Lieutenants, Lieutenant-Commanders and Commanders promoted from Warrant Rank.

(c) Warrant Officers and above when it is desired to refer to the above together with Warrant Officers:.

2. The titles of Warrant Officers and above to be as follows:

The establishment of the Regulating and Electrician Branches to be as follows:

Regulating Branch.

1 Lieutenant-at-Arms.
3 Commissioned Masters-at-Arms.
9 Warrant Masters-.at-Arms.

Electrician Branch.

2 Electrical Lieutenants.
9 Commissioned Electricians.
19 Warrant Electricians.

The above number of Commissioned Masters-at-Arms and Commissioned Electricians to be temporary pending the operation of the rule under which deserving Warrant Officers are promoted to Commissioned Warrant rank after 10 years' service as Warrant Officer.

The above provisions to have effect in the case of the Regulating and Ships' Cooks' branches from the 13th September, 1918, and in the case of the Electrician branch from 12th December, 1919.

Branch. Warrant Title. Commissioned Title. Lieutenant Title.
Gunner Gunner Commissioned Gunner Lieutenant
Boatswain Boatswain Commissioned Boatswain Lieutenant
Signal Boatswain Signal Boatswain Commissioned Signal Boatswain Signal Lieutenant
Telegraphist Warrant Telegraphist Commissioned Telegraphist Telegraphist Lieutenant
Regulating (late Ships' Police) Warrant Master-at-Arms Commissioned Master-at-Arms Lieutenant-at-Arms
Shipwright . Warrant Shipwright Commissioned Shipwright Shipwright Lieutenant
Artificer Engineer Warrant Engineer Commissioned Engineer Engineer Lieutenant
Mechanician ' Warrant Mechanician .. Commissioned Mechanician Engineer Lieutenant
Ordnance Artificer Warrant Ordnance Officer Commissioned Ordnance Officer Ordnance Lieutenant
Electrician Warrant Electrician Commissioned Electrician Electrical Lieutenant
Medical Warrant Wardmaster Commissioned Wardmaster -
Accountant Warrant Writer Commissioned Writer Paymaster Lieutenant
Victualling Warrant Victualling Officer Commissioned Victualling Officer Paymaster Lieutenant (V.)
Cookery Warrant Instructor in Cookery Commissioned Instructor in Cookery Lieutenant Instructor in Cookery

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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