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RN Wireless Auxiliary Reserve

1932 08 12
Establishment of RN Wireless Auxiliary Reserve
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 8th day of August, 1932.

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 3rd day of August, 1932 (N. 2277/32), 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 formation of a special reserve of Wireless Operators will be of value to Your Majesty's Navy

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the formation of a Reserve to be known as the Royal Naval Wireless Auxiliary Reserve, whose members shall sign an undertaking to serve in Your Majesty's Navy in time of war or emergency, to be administered under such regulations as we may from time to time determine and that each member of such Reserve shall, upon being called into Active Service, be eligible to be paid a bounty of Five Pounds.

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 Hie 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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