ALTHOUGH ADMIRALTY Fleet Orders and local memoranda contain full information regarding married
Admiralty furnished hiring. Although
quarters and furnished hirings, it is obvious from the numbers of en-
quirks received by NAVY Niws that the information contained in the
Fleet Orders. etc.. is not as widely known as it should be. It is also obvious that full use is
not made of the divisional officer and captain's secretary, and many
until the last moment.
people who ought to know better. leave applications
quarters officers." Where authorities or establishments have their own mar- ried quarters, reference should be made to the appropriate married
have their own married quarters, and officers and ratings serving in these establishments are dealt with by the
appropriate married quarters officer. Where to Apply
The first essential in obtaining either a married quarter or hired furnished
married quarter, is to apply through ones divisional officer for one's name
gence. H.M.S. Mercury. and H.M.S. Dryad, in the Portsmouth Command.
it is not their job to do so, - the command married quarters officers
may be able to assist in giving names and addresses of people willing to let their property under the Admiralty
paper may also be able to assist. VettIng
Reference is made in the follow- compares, broadly speaking, with that ing paragraphs to 'Command married
survcyoi of lands, who will take into consideration the rent required, and that the accommodation offered
All hired furnished married quar- ters must he "vetted" by the local
hiring scheme. The shore accommoda- tion officers and the editor of this
NAVY NEWS .lIlIlIlIIIllllIlllIlllIIltIIIlIlltlIIiIttllhlltIlIIltiIlIllIltIllIlI. Sea Cadets
I Save Fifty Lives
SO FAR this year Sea Cadets in this
country have saved 50 lives, most of them from drowning. This magnificent record of courageous service was announced by Lieut.-Cdr. A. R. C. Rowe. deputy secretary of the Navy
League, when he presented bravery awards to two Cadets at Chippenham. One of the main tasks of the Corps,
for which the officers and ratings would be eligible under the married quarters scales. No hired furnished married quarter
quarters officer. For instance, the Home Air Command, H.M.S. Dili-
is acceptable if it is more than 15 miles from the establishment of which
ment is that the intended hiring shall he entirely self-contained.
the applicant should notify his divi- sional officer, who will inform the
Having agreed with the landlord, married quarters officer The latter
applies to the Naval drafting authority for an assurance that the applicant has an expectancy of at least six
to he included on the married quar- ters roster. The applicant must be
the home port area, or in a ship based in a home port which is doing the home leg of a general service
commission. If the probable duration in the particular job is less than six
is six months or more, then the ap- i,licani's name is placed on the married quarters roster.
If, however, the probable duration
on the roster, he may take steps to find accommodation suitable to he
As soon as the applicant's name is
hired by the Admiralty, if he does not wish to wait until his name comes to the top of the roster to qualify for a
permanent married quarter. It is em- phasised that any accommodation proposed must not already be an
gorms, Inverness-shire this winter ill IN THE November issue of NAVY be using the new Norwegian Army
ROYAL. MARINES undertaking cold weather warfare training in the Cairn-
Warfare Training- for Royal Marines
Cold Weather skis for the first time.
serving in a ship permanently at the home port, or in an establishment in
the intended occupant is serving. The other most important require-
he said, was not to train sailors but to make better citizens. That was the
type of boy which Chippenham and other units were producing. The fact that so many Sea Cadets
cidence. Wherever there is a stretch of water Sea Cadets will naturally
were on the spot and able to help when lives were in peril is no coin-
gravitate towards it, and their training teaches them to he quick to think and
GOOD NEWS FOR SEA CADETS
months' service in the area from the
date of occupation. This procedure is necessary whether the rating is ask- ing for a furnished hiring or for a
permanent married quarters. If the assurance is given, the surveyor of lands is asked to inspect the property
proposed and to take appropriate action if it is suitable. On receipt of
months, then there is no possibility of obtaining either a married quarter or a hired furnished married quarter.
hired, it will he treated as an official married quarter.
rent to the landlord, and the officer or rating will have the same amount deducted from his pay as if he had been allocated a permanent married
Admiralty will pity the appropriate
quarter. It is hoped that these few remarks
will be of assistance to officers and
emphasised that facilities within ships and establishments, e.g., divisional officers and captain's secretary, should be used to the full.
OLDEST LOWER-DECK ASSOCIATION
taught the rudiments of living, moving and fighting in the snow and sub zero however, belongs to the Royal Naval
temperatures, the Royal Marines have Engineers' Benevolent Society. discontinued the downhill type of
ski-ing familiar to British winter sports 1872, four sears after E.R.As
. were enthusiasts in Switzerland in favour first entered in the Royal Navy, some
The R.N.E.B.S. was founded in
In charge of the course is Capt. to function without a break since that NI. J. Bairley. Royal Marines, who time. Its objectives include the follow-
the Norwegian cross-country IS years before the foundation of the Writers' Association, and has continued
recently completed a year in H.M.S. ing: To provide invaliding, retirement Protector in the Antarctic. Three of and death benefits on conditions un-
the corporal instructors were also in obtainable elsewhere (a very welcome the Protector and spent many weeks thing in those far-off days when the ashore living and training in low (Service did very little in this respect); temperatures.
and men of the Corps will continue opportunity for their practical expres- lost in action. 169 were promoted to not start until February I, 1958. Elsewhere this winter, other officers radeship and mutual service by offering To stimulate ideals of loyalty, corn-
developing the techniques needed in sio,i; To influence the initiation and a type of warfare in which men must development of wider opportunities for he able to withstand bitter, icy winds Apprentices, E,R.As
. and those pro-
blindness. remaining at the same time vice and in civilian life after retire- fit and alert for instant action.
provided for H.M.S. Protector (luring ment opportunities; To serve in the its annual tour of duty during the widest possible manner the social and Antarctic summer in the dependencies welfare needs of its members. of the Falkland Islands. Specially
A detachment of Royal Marines is by becoming better fitted for advance-
trained and equipped, this detachment zinc. -111e Naval Engineering Review," 1904 and is now produced half-yearly.
provides valuable information and which was founded as a quarterly in first-hand experience.
Advanced students from the Cairn- It contains items of technical interest to gorms course will he training for members, enabling them to keep
three weeks in the highest and coldest abreast of engineering development mountains in Norway, while others in the Service as seil as in civilian have been selected for work with the life.
Canadian Army at Fort Churchill,
Banks, Royal Marines, will be leading after the birth of the Society, our a team of officers drawn from the members took an active part in the
In the Himalayas. Capt. Michael Trust was instituted, exactly 50 years
three fighting services and from Pakis- work of the new organisation. They tan, in th spring, against one of the have continued this support and have
highest unclimbed peaks. Capt. Banks provided the "[rust" with some of was a member of the British North its most able officials.
Greenland Expedition of 1952,54 and the
Expedition in th 19%.
British-American Kak ikoram formation of Social and Residential Himalayas (luring Clubs at Malta. Portsmouth and
Plymouth. When the Royal Naval Benevolent Foreign Training
ment from the Royal Navy; To help members to improve and broaden their technical and general knowledge there-
and the threats of frost-bite and snow moted therefrom, both within the Ser-
In the course, when novices are that it was the Royal Navy's oldest Lower Deck Association, This title,
Niws it was claimed by the Royal Naval Writers' Benevolent Association
ratings requiring married accommoda- tion, but it cannot be too strongly
notification from the surveyor of lands that the property has been
THREE ITEMSof good news come for Sea Cadets, First and foremost, 35
new glass fibre dinghies are to be
Admiralty Sea Cadet, the dinghy can be used for both sailing and pulling. The craft has been specially designed
to give Sea Cadets practical work afloat and successful trials have been held recently near Cowes. Second item is an offer by the Navy
supplied to the Corps by the end of next March. Known officially as the
Have YOU a personal problem. .? ASK JOHN ENGLISH
AFTER COMPLETING nine years in the Royal Navy I am still puzzled by one thing. Why is it that a boy can sign a legal contract at the age of IS
years. Is the contract really legal. as I have always understood that no one is allowed to sign legal documents under the age of 21?
people of either sex under the age of 21 years) to enter into contracts is
While the power of infants (i.e.,
severely limited, among one of the exceptions to such limitations is their ability to enter into contracts which are of benefit to them. It is generally
accepted that training in the Royal Nat')' and the experience gained is a valuable form of education it'hich will
serve in the Navy is therefore con- sidered to he one of benefit to him.
PENSION AND GRATUITIES I was invalided from the Service after completing 14
ADMIRALTY. FLEET ORDERS
Advancement to Artificer Second and First Class
League to assist units to buy sports and recreational clothing and equip- nscnt. Through the Sea Cdet Sports
A.F.O, 2932/57 gives new service qualifications for advancement to Artificer Second and First Class as
Council, they will meet 25 per cent of the price up to a maximum of £10 in any one financial year. As there are nearly 400 units eligible for the sub- sidy the cost will be considerable. Thirdly, a scheme is being drafted
for SeaCadets from units in the North
Western (rca to attend training camps in the Isle of Man during the months of July and August. The scheme. initiated by Deemster S. J, Kneale, chairman of the island's Sea Cadet
Corps, has been approved by the Peel Town Commissioners. The visiting Cadets will be accommodated free of
cost in the old police station at Peel and alterations will be made there to
permit sleeping in hammocks.
ROYAL NAVAL ELLCTRICIA IVS' ASSOCIATION
THE ASSOCIATION was formed in
1936 as the Torpedo Gunners Mates Association in H.M.S. Vernon where the head office was registered and in
operation throughout the war. In 1946 the name of the association was t,the 0- "1 pi-1
Electricians' Association and the office transferred to H.M.S. Collingwood.
It was formed to promote friendly co.operation between its members.
from January 1, 1958. These are.. For advancement to Second Class-
Engine Room Artificers-5 years service as E.R.A. 3rd Class. All
For advancement to First Class-All vice).
other Artificers-4 years service as an Artificer, 3rd Class.
Artificers-5 years service as Arti- ficer, 2nd Class.
Discharge by Purchase
A.F.O. 2939'57 explains the current position regarding applications for discharge by purchase. The rate of
a reasonable period. When applica- tions are approved, the actual date of
discharge of successful applicants must be governed by Service requirements and normal drafting, so that in most
ordinary applications well exceeds the numbers that can be approved within
stand a boy in good stead in future weary, and entering into a contract to
on discharge was petty officer en-
gineering mechanic, and my service was broken from 1942 until 1946
and from 1948 to the present time. Can you please tell me whether I am entitled to a Service pension, and what gratuities I shall receive? My final date is November 29. 1957.
details you have give,, me, that you will qualify for a reduced terminal
On being invalided I estimate, front
grant of £143 3s. 7d., i.e., 14122 of £225 for 14 years reckonable service,
assuming in your last five years you have held the rating of petty officer for at least two. In addition you will
qualify for the special gratuity of £250 payable to those invalided dur- ing the run down period. You will also probably qualify for
a reduce/ Service pension, but wit/l- out full details of your service I a,,:
unable to work out the amount of such pension.
I suggest you write to the Director of Nat: ,l Cr0111115.
sex, for definite information. Film Notes
ROYAL NAVAL FILM CORPORATION
THE FOLLOWING films are being currently released for the Fleet:
tury-Fox Film Co.). Teenage Rebel (Twentieth Century-
Three Brave Men (Twentieth Cen-
Fox Film Co.). Manuela (British Lion Films). Beau James (Paramount Film Ser-
Loving You (Paramount Film Ser-
Across the Bridge (Rank Film Dis- tributors).
1/4 Harrow. Middle-
cases it will be dependent on the applicant's relief in normal course. The names of successful applicants'
covering the period July to September, p957, are listed in Admiralty Fleet Order 2940/57,
scheme of discharge by purchase is being made by the Admiralty and the resulting decisions may affect the
A re-examination of the present
present eligibility rule and the system of quarterly Admiralty review.
Royal Tournament 1958- Field Gun Competition
social understanding and fraternal Roal Navy' Field (iun Competition
fellowship between this and other which forms part of the Royal Service associations also to help Tournament, 1958. This will be held members with post-service employ- at Earls Court from June 4 to 21.
branch rank and became honorary Life Assurance for the Lower Deck members of the association. Major social engagements this year A.F.O. 3123f57 reiterates the fact
Naws for September-was a first-class saving for the future. success as is evident from the letters
The Society publishes its own maga-
old friends and hoping the associa- tion will organise a similar function Pa men: of premiums in all cases will
at Portsmouth was also an event basis. which
celebrated the "coining of age" of the association.
During the past 12 months the association has been pleased to wel- come over 120 new members and a
welcome is extended to all wishing to attend the meetings to see what the association is doing for the electrical branch. The association is open to all electricians and mechanicians of the
"L," "R" and "Air" branches. The entrance fee is
2s. 6d. and the The Society has also assisted in the monthly subscription is Is. The meet- I meeting is held every, fourth Tuesday.
ing place is the Morning Star, Greet- ham Street. Portsmouth and a general
expressing their pleasure at meeting
ment problems. During the war 118 members were mediately, but organised training may
Selection of volunteers starts im- L:. REMEMBER
have been a reunion held in London that Naval ratings, Royal Marines and the annual dinner and dance held other ranks and W.R.N.S. ratings should he encouraged to take up Life
received afterwards from members Offices shown in the Appendix to the Admiralt
The reunion-reported in NAVY Assurance as a prudent means of Arrangements exist with the Life
The annual dinner and dance held ment system on a calendar month gave considerable pleasure. it
offices arc equally to be recommended. he arranged under the Naval Allot-
Fleet Order, and all these JANUARY 1958
What better time to make a resolution to commence a Life. Endowment or Mortgage Protection Policy.
If you are married-security for your family is ejientiat Whole Life Assurance with its low premiums is what you need.
II you are sngle-compulsory saving through Endowment Assurance will help to look after you when the :enith of your working life has pissed
If you have a Mortgage on your house-ensure that no further payments are required to be mad, by your wife ,n the evens of your un-
timely death- Mortgage Protection Policy premiums are o.utr.mo
For further advice writ., *phone or calla W. COLLYER & Co. INSURANCE BROKERS SOLENT HOUSE, SOLENT WAY
ALVERSTOKE. HANTS Gosport 88798
A.F.O. 300357 gives details of the Here's good health - . - stand please
wood's "Robbery Under Arms"-a 3. Arthur Rank Production
everyone and join in with Maureen Swanson, soon to be seen in Pine-
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