Field Allowance to Naval Forces

Circular (late) No. 64 P.
Cancelling Circular No. 40.
Admiralty, 21st October, 1863.

My Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are pleased to direct that the annexed scale of Field Allowances shall in future be paid under the authority of the Commanders-in-Chief on the several stations by the Accountant Officer attached to the force landed, or by the Paymaster of the Senior Officer's ship, or other Naval Accountant an the spot, to Naval and Marine Officers, Seamen and Marines employed in military operations on shore, as sanctioned by Her Majesty's Order in Council of the 20th March, 1863.

Payments maybe made in advance to Officers (excluding Petty Officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers of Royal Marines) of a sum equal to one month's allowance, repayment of which will be required in the event of an Officer leaving the force far his own convenience before the expiration of that period.

These allowances are not to be made to Officers, Seamen, or Marines provided with quarters a public expense, nor is lodging money payable in addition thereto.

A subsequent return of all allowances paid under this Circular is to be transmitted is every case for their Lordships approval.

By Command of their Lordships,
C. Paget,
To all Commanders-in-Chief, &c.

Scale of Field Allowances to Naval Forces.

Rank A Day
Captains 5s. a-day.
Staff Captains
Staff Commanders
Chaplains 5s. a-day.
Secretaries to Admirals of the Fleet
Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals and Fleets
Inspectors of Machinery Afloat
Secretaries to Commanders-in-Chief
Staff Surgeons
Chief Engineers
Secretaries to Junior Flag Officers
Secretaries to Commodores of the 1st Class
Secretaries to Captains of the Fleet
Secretaries to Commodores of the 2nd Class
Field Officers and Captains Royal Marines 5s. a-day.
Sub-Lieutenants 3s. 6d. a-day.
Subaltern Officers of Marines
Assistant Surgeons
Naval Instructors
Second Masters
Assistant Paymasters
Assistant Engineers
Warrant Officers 2s. a-day.
Masters' Assistants
Naval Cadets, 1st Class
Naval Cadets, 2nd Class
Assistant Clerks
Petty Officers 6d. a-day.
Non-commissioned Officers and Privates of Marines

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