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Wireman Branch

1915 11 12
Establishment of the Wireman Branch
And whereas we are of opinion that the institution, for the period of Hostilities, of a Rating to be known as Wireman would tend to further the efficiency of Your Majesty's Fleet

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the establishment, for the period of the present War, of the Ratings of Wireman, 1st Class, (Leading rate), and Wireman, 2nd Class, (A.B. rate), in Your Majesty's Navy, with pay of 3s. a day and 2s. 6d. a day respectively, subject to such qualifications for advancement from the 2nd to the 1st Class as we may deem expedient.


1919 03 14
Wireman - Pay
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 12th March, 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 13th March, 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, 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 Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 10th day of November, 1915, the Rating of Wireman was established for the period of the War:

And whereas we are of opinion that Wiremen Ratings 1st and 2nd Class should be eligible for progressive pay:

We beg humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction the establishment, as from the 10th day of June, 1918, of the following rates of pay:

Wireman 2nd Class 2s. 8d. a day,
Wireman 2nd Class over 3 years 2s. 11d. a day;
Wireman 1st Class 3s. 3d. a day,
Wireman 1st Class over 3 years 3s. 6d. a day,

time served in the obsolete rating of Armourer's Crew (Wireman) being allowed to count as service as Wireman 2nd Class.

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.


1939 05 09
Re-establishment of the Wireman Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 5th day of May, 1939.

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 12th day of April, 1939, (N.4979/38) 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 Your Order in Council of the 10th November, 1915, Your Majesty was graciously pleased to sanction the establishment for the period of the Great War of the ratings of Wireman 1st class (leading rate) and Wireman 2nd class (A.B. rate) subject to such qualifications for advancement from the 2nd class to the 1st class as the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty deemed expedient:

And whereas we are of opinion that in a future war the rating of Wireman should be re-instituted, for the period of hostilities:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased by Your Order in Council to sanction the establishment for the period of any future war of the following ratings and rates of pay :

Wireman

3s.

6d.

a day.

after 3 years

3s.

10d.

a day.

Leading Wireman

4s.

10d.

a day.

after 3 years

5s.

2d.

a day.

subject to such qualifications for advancement from the A.B. to the leading rate as we may consider expedient.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1941 10 14
Petty Officer Rating Established Wiremen Branch
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 10th day of October, 1941.

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 9th day of September, 1941 (N. 9261/ 41) 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 Your Order in Council dated the 5th of May, 1939, Your Majesty was. graciously pleased to sanction the establishment in the Royal Navy, for service during war, the ratings of Wireman and. Leading Wireman, with appropriate rates of pay:

And whereas, in consequence of the greater extent to which ratings of the Wireman branch will now be employed to meet the requirements of Your Majesty's Navy, it is desirable that a Petty Officer rating should be established in the Wireman Branch:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty by Your Order in Council may be graciously pleased to sanction the establishment of the rating of Petty Officer Wireman with a rate of pay (in the 1925 scale) of 6s. 6d. a day.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


1942 02 10
Wiremen - Allowances
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 9th day of February, 1942.

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 31st day January, 1942 (N. 24784/41), 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 consider that an allowance of 6d. a day should be paid, as from the 13th January, 1942, to the rating of the Wireman (M/S) Branch who is responsible for the maintenance of certain electrical sweeping apparatus in each minesweeping vessel:

We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction payment accordingly.

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.
Rupert B. Howorth.


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