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RANKS, PROFESSIONS, TRADES, PAY & ALLOWANCES, and BADGES OF RANK - June 1942

 
 

 

 

 

Introduction ....

 

 

.... and Contents (following)

 

The Royal Navy in World War 2 was a huge and complex organisation spread all across the world. It is therefore not surprising that the Navy's rank, profession, trade, pay and related badges structures were complex, and even today defy any claim to really understand them in full.

 

 

Using some of the contents of the Royal Navy's "Appendix to the Navy List, June 1942", this webpage attempts to:

 

(1) Give some guidance to the many ranks, professions and trades included in the World War 2 Casualty Lists on Naval-History.Net

 

(2) Identify the Naval ranks, professions, trades, and activities that justified badges or paid allowances or payments, in part to appreciate the vast scope of the Service's operations.

 

(3) To provide a definitive list of how the Navy officially recognised and spelt the main ranks e.g. Chief Stoker not Chief Petty Officer Stoker or Stoker Chief Petty Officer, Master-at-Arms not Master at Arms etc. Something Naval-History.Net still has to apply.

 

(4) To provide a foundation for identifying the many badges of rank and trade [described in square brackets] worn in the Royal Navy at that time.

 

 


 

officers cap badge

 

The excellent badge illustrations are from "Uniforms & Insignia of the Navies of World War II" compiled by US Naval Intelligence during the war. I am grateful to the US Naval Historical Center for informing me that this work is in the public domain. However, an excellent reprint was published by Greenhill Books, London, used copies of which may still be available.

 


 

 

Contents

 

 

Officers

 

Executive Officers

Executive Officer Allowances

Fleet Air Arm

Fleet Air Arm Allowances

Specialist Officers

Officer’s Allowances - General

Royal Marine Officers

Allowances Payable to Royal Marine Officers

 

 

Naval Ratings

 

Seamen and Specialist

Fleet Air Arm

Native Ratings

Royal Marines

Additional Payments to Ratings

 

also

 

Title page of "Appendix to the Navy List, June 1942"

Full Contents List of "Appendix to the Navy List, June 1942"

List of Badges Indicative of Special Qualifications or Duties (pages 136-7)

 

 


 

     

Click on the badge images for a larger version with the original notes

 

Click for page 5 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

 

 

OFFICERS

 

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

(Note: ranks are not in the Pay List order)

 

 

 

shoulder boards and sleeves

Admiral of the Fleet

Admiral

Vice-Admiral

Rear-Admiral

Commodore, 1st Class

 

 

shoulders and sleeves

Commodore, 2nd Class

Captain

Commander

Lieutenant-Commander

Lieutenant or Acting Lieutenant

Sub Lieutenant or Acting Sub Lieutenant

Warrant Officer (pay rates on page 12)

collar insignia

Midshipman

Naval Cadet

 

 

Officers transferred from the Royal Naval Reserve (Pay rates)

Lieutenant-Commander

Lieutenant

Probationary Lieutenant, Acting Lieutenant and Lieutenant

Probationary Sub-Lieutenant and Sub-Lieutenant

thereafter at same rate as Executive officers

 

 

Royal Naval Reserve

shoulders and sleeves

Commodore, 2nd Class

Captain

Commander

Lieutenant-Commander

Lieutenant

Sub Lieutenant

Warrant Officer (pay rates on page 12)

collar insignia

Midshipman

Naval Cadet

 

 

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

shoulders and sleeves

Commodore, 2nd Class

Captain

Commander

Lieutenant-Commander

Lieutenant

Sub Lieutenant

Warrant Officer (pay rates on page 12)

collar insignia

Midshipman

Naval Cadet

 

 

Women's Royal Naval Service (not in Pay lists)

sleeves/shoulders

Director = Rear-Admiral (not illustrated)

Deputy Director = Commodore 2nd Class (not illustrated)

Superintendent = Captain

Chief Officer = Commander

First Officer = Lieutenant-Commander

Second Officer = Lieutenant

Third Officer = Sub-Lieutenant

 


 

 

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICER ALLOWANCES

 

 

Sub-Lieutenants:

Command Money

First Lieutenant’s Allowance

Allowance to Non-Specialists

Etc.

 

Lieutenant and Lieutenant Commanders:

Command Money

First Lieutenant’s Allowance

 

Click for page 6 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

 

Lieutenant and Lieutenant Commanders (continued)

Allowance to Non-Specialists

Etc.

 

Commanders:

Command Money

Entertaining Allowances

Navigating Allowance

Etc.

 

Captains:

Command Money

Entertaining Allowances

Etc.

 

 

Click for page 7 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Commodores, 2nd Class:

Table Money

Station or Squadron Allowance

Establishment Allowance

Command Money

Entertaining Allowances

Etc.

 

Flag Officers and Commodores, 1st Class:

Naval Aide-de-Camp to the King

Table Money

Establishment Allowance

Etc.

 


 

 

 

FLEET AIR ARM

 

 

(Air Officers as for Executive Officers)

 

FLEET AIR ARM ALLOWANCES

 

Observers:

Warrant Observers and Officers promoted from that rank

Air Wireless Telegraphy

Allowance to Non-Specialists

Meteorological Course Allowance

Allowance when appointed to ships prior to trials

Allowance when appointed to submarines carrying aircraft

Long (S) Course Allowance

Senior Officers’ Tactical Course

Staff Duties

Serving at the Admiralty

Etc.

 

Click for page 8 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Fleet Air Arm Allowances (continued)

Pilots:

Specialist Allowances

Staff Course Allowances

Tactical Course Allowances

Staff Duties

Etc.

 


 

 

 

 

SPECIALIST OFFICERS

 

 

The different coloured cloth worn between officers stripes

 

 

Engineer Officers (Old and New Scheme):

Cadet (E)

Midshipman (E)

Acting Sub-Lieutenant

Sub-Lieutenant (E) – not qualified in (E), qualified in (E), (University Entry)

Lieutenant (E) (acting)

Lieutenant (E) (confirmed)

Engineer Lieutenant-Commander and Lieutenant-Commander (E)

Engineer Commander and Commander (E)

 

Click for page 9 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Engineer Officers (Old and New Scheme)(continued)

Engineer Captain and Captain (E)

Engineer Rear-Admiral and Rear-Admiral (E)

Allowances:

Machinery Allowance

Fleet Engineer Officer

Etc.

 

Accountant Officers:

Naval Cadet (Accountant)

Paymaster Midshipman

Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant (acting or confirmed)

Paymaster Lieutenant (acting or confirmed)

Paymaster Lieutenant-Commander

Paymaster Commander

Paymaster Captain

Paymaster Rear-Admiral

Officers Transferred from the Royal Naval Reserve or Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve:

Probationary Paymaster Lieutenant

Paymaster Lieutenant-Commander

 

Click for page 10 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Accountant Officers: (continued)

Allowances:

In charge of Accountant’s Officer’s Stores and Accounts

Depot Allowance

Fleet Accountant Officer

Secretary to Members of Board of Admiralty, C-in-C’s, Flag Officers etc

Etc.

 

Medical Officers:

Surgeon Lieutenant

Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander

Surgeon Commander

Surgeon Captain

Surgeon Rear-Admiral

Allowances:

Specialist Allowances

In charge of hospitals, sick quarters and hospital ships

Etc.

 

Click for page 11 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Dental Officers:

Surgeon Lieutenant (D)

Surgeon Lieutenant-Commander (D)

Surgeon Commander (D)

Surgeon Captain (D)

 

Chaplains and Temporary Chaplains (except Roman Catholic Chaplains):

Chaplain

Chaplain of the Fleet 

Temporary Roman Catholic Chaplains:

Chaplain

 

Click for page 12 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Instructor Officers:

Instructor Lieutenant

Instructor Lieutenant-Commander

Instructor Commander

Instructor Captain

 

Warrant Officers and Officers Promoted Therefrom

Gunner, Gunner (T), Boatswain, Signal Boatswain, Telegraphist, Pilot, Observer, Wardmaster, Master-at-Arms, Writer, Supply, Cook, Steward, Photographer:

Warrant Officer

Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank

Lieutenant (except Steward and Photographer)

Lieutenant-Commander (except Steward and Photographer)

Commander (Gunner, Gunner (T), Boatswain and Signal Boatswain only)

Engineer, Mechanical, Shipwright, Electrical, Ordnance, Aircraft Officer, Air Mechanic:

Warrant Officer

Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank

Lieutenant

Lieutenant-Commander

 

Click for page 13 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Warrant Officers and Officers Promoted Therefrom (continued)

Commander

Allowances to Commissioned Officers from Warrant Rank and Warrant Officers:

Advanced Gunnery Course

Director Warrant Officers

Command Money (seagoing or harbour ship)

First Lieutenant’s Allowance

Navigating Allowance

Machinery Allowance

Senior Engineer’s Allowance

Specialist Allowances

Deep Diving Allowance

Dual Gunner and Gunner (T) Duty in Destroyers Allowance

Etc.

 

Schoolmasters:

Schoolmaster Candidate

Old Scheme

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer)

 

Click for page 14 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Schoolmasters (continued)

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Officer)

New Scheme

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer)

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Officer)

Senior Master (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Officer)

Headmaster Lieutenant

Headmaster Lieutenant-Commander

Headmaster Commander

 

Click for page 15 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

 

Royal Naval Shore Wireless Service:

Chief Officer

Senior Chief Officer

 

 

Royal Naval Shore Signal Service:

Chief Officer

Senior Chief Officer


 

 

 

 

OFFICER’S ALLOWANCES - GENERAL

 

Marriage Allowance

Submarine Allowances

 

 

Click for page 16 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

OFFICER’S ALLOWANCES – GENERAL (continued)

 

Surveying Pay

Admiralty Allowance (“for service inside the Admiralty”)

Allowance for performance of Accountant Officer’s duties

Secretary’s Allowance

Photographic Allowance

Difference of Mess Subscription

Flag Allowance

Extra Pay

Hardlying Money

Climate Pay

Field Allowance

Interpreter’s Allowance

Colonial Allowance

 

 

Click for page 17 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Officer’s Allowances (continued)

Store Allowance

Lodging Allowance

Provision Allowance

Servant Allowance

Outfit Allowance

Equipment Allowance

Removal Allowance

Etc.

 


 

 

 

ROYAL MARINE OFFICERS

 

 

Probationary Second Lieutenant

Probationary Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Captain

Major

Lieutenant-Colonel

Colonel 2nd Commandant

Colonel Commandant

Major-General

Lieutenant-General

General

 

Click for page 18 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Warrant Officers and Officer promoted therefrom:

 

Royal Marine Gunner

Commissioned Royal Marine Gunner

Lieutenant

Captain

 

Sergeant-Major and Superintending Clerks:

Staff Sergeant-Major and Superintending Clerk

Commissioned Sergeant-Major and Commissioned Superintending Clerk

 

Quartermasters (except of R.N. School of Music)

Lieutenant

Captain

Major

Lieutenant-Colonel

 

Bandmaster

Commissioned Bandmaster

 

R.N. School of Music:

Musical Director

Assistant Musical Director

Quartermaster

Director of Music

 

Lieutenant

Captain

Major

 

Schoolmasters:

Probationary Schoolmaster

Schoolmaster (Warrant Officer)

 

Click for page 19 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Schoolmasters (continued)

Schoolmaster (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank)

Head Master (Commissioned Officer from Warrant Rank)

Chief Schoolmaster:

Lieutenant

Captain

 


 

 

 

ALLOWANCES PAYABLE TO ROYAL MARINE OFFICERS

 

Command Money (Battalions or similar units)

Entertaining Allowance

Special Allowance

Flag Allowance (ships flying Admiral’s Flag or Commodore’s Broad Pendants)

Specialist Allowance

Physical Training Allowance

Allowance to Non-Specialist doing Specialist Duties

Adjutants Allowance

Cash Responsibilities

Director Allowance (Gunnery)

 

 


 

 

Click for page 20 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

 

 

NAVAL RATINGS

including Fleet Air Arm, Native Ratings, and Royal Marines

 

 

Main Types of Rating Uniforms (left to right) - Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer, other Ratings, Miscellaneous Junior Rating (click image for more information)

 

Also from "Uniforms & Insignia of the Navies of World War II" - "In British naval practice, specialty and rating are generally unrelated. A man may have a high status in a specialty without advancing beyond a seaman's rating; or he may be a CPO but still not be highly qualified in his particular specialty. In such cases, advancement in rating would depend on leadership, education etc. The newer branches such as Aviation, tend to associate rating and specialty more closely, similar to U.S. naval practice.

 

"Legend (relates to notes that may accompany the enlarged badge images) 1 = CPO; 2 = PO; 3 = Leading Seaman or equivalent; 4 = Able Seaman or equivalent; 5 = Ordinary Seaman or equivalent; 6 = Boy"

 

 

EDITORS NOTE (and WARNING):

 

A warning to try and avoid the editor's confusion! The badges of rank - CPO, PO, LS etc. and good conduct stripes are worn on the left upper sleeve, and indicate just that - rank. The actual standard of training reached in that specialty is marked by the badge (with and without crowns and stars) worn on the right upper sleeve.

 

Some of the specialist badges are included in the following list of rank and specialty under SEAMAN AND SPECIALIST, others are in the later section on ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS.

 

 

 

 

SEAMEN and SPECIALIST

 

 

Badges of Rank:

 

cuff buttons and cap badge

Chief Petty Officer

 

sleeve and cap badge

Petty Officer

 

sleeve badge

Leading Seaman

 

cap badge

Miscellaneous Junior Rating

 

Seaman:

Chief Petty Officer

Petty Officer

Leading Seaman

Able Seaman

Ordinary Seaman

Boy, 1st Class

Boy, 2nd class

 

 

Sailmaker: [crossed fid and marline spike]

Chief Sailmaker [star above]

Sailmaker [star above]

Sailmaker’s Mate [crossed fid and marline spike alone]

 

Signals (Visual) [crossed flag]:

Chief Yeoman of Signals

Yeoman of Signals

Leading Signalman

Signalman

Ordinary Signalman

Signal Boy

 

Wireless Telegraphist [wings]:

Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist

 

 

Click for page 21 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Telegraphist (continued)

Petty Officer Telegraphist

Leading Telegraphist

Telegraphist

Ordinary Telegraphist

Boy Telegraphist

 

Coder [all with crossed flags, C below]:

Leading Coder

Coder

Ordinary Coder

 

Artificers (Engine Room, Electrical and Ordnance): (Note: Artificers, 4th class ranked as Petty Officers, 3rd and above as Chief Petty Officers, but without trade badges - thanks to Lt Cdr G Mason)

Chief Engine Room, Electrical and Ordnance Artificer

Artificer, 1st Class

Artificer, 2nd Class

Artificer, 3rd Class

Artificer, 4th Class

Acting Artificer, 4th Class

Artificer, 5th Class

Artificer Apprentice

 

Shipwrights [crossed Axe and Hammer]:

Chief Shipwright [crown above]

Shipwright, 1st Class [star above]

Shipwright, 2nd Class [star above]

Shipwright, 3rd Class [star above]

Shipwright, 4th Class [star above]

Acting Shipwright, 4th Class [crossed Axe and Hammer alone]

Shipwright, 5th Class [crossed Axe and Hammer alone]

Naval Shipwright Apprentice

 

Wireman [crossed or single torpedoes]:

Petty Officer Wireman [star above and below]

Leading Wireman [star above]

Wireman [single torpedo, with star above]

Wireman, Jointer (not in pay lists)

 

Wireman Minesweeper [with MS below] (not in pay lists)

Petty Officer Wireman

Leading Wireman

Wireman

 

Wireman Landing Craft [with LC below] (not in pay lists)

Petty Officer Wireman

Leading Wireman

Wireman

 

Wireless Mechanic:

Chief Petty Officer Wireless Mechanic

Petty Officer Wireless Mechanic

Leading Wireless Mechanic

Wireless Mechanic

 (Note: Wireless Mechanics ceased May 1943 and became Radio Mechanics. Thanks to Lt Cdr G Mason)

 

Mechanician [all with propeller with crown above, star below]:

Chief Mechanician

Mechanician, 1st Class

Mechanician, 2nd Class

Mechanician (O.S.)

 

 

Click for page 22 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

 

Motor Mechanics [two bladed propeller]:

Chief Motor Mechanic, 1st Class [crown and star above, star below]

Chief Motor Mechanic, 2nd Class [crown and star above, star below]

Chief Motor Mechanic, 3rd Class [crown and star above, star below]

Chief Motor Mechanic, 4th Class [crown and star above, star below]

Motor Mechanic [star above, star below]

 

Mechanics (Engine Room, Electrical, Ordnance):

Engine Room, Electrical or Ordnance Mechanic, 4th Class

Engine Room, Electrical or Ordnance Mechanic, 5th Class

Probationary Engine Room, Electrical or Ordnance Mechanic

Junior Probationary Engine Room, Electrical or Ordnance Mechanic

 

Stoker: [three bladed propeller]

Chief Stoker [crown above]

Stoker Petty Officer [crown above]

Leading Stoker [star above]

Stoker, 1st Class [star above]

Stoker, 2nd Class [Propeller only]

Stoker, Fire Fighter (not in Pay lists)

 

Armourers: [gun, crossed axe and hammer]

Chief Armourer [star above]

Armourer [star above]

Armourer’s Mate [gun, crossed axe and hammer only]

Armourer’s Crew [gun, crossed axe and mammer only]

 

Artisans (Plumbers, Painters, Joiners, Coopers (latter rating to die out)): [crossed axe and hammer]

Chief Plumber, Painter, Joiner or Cooper [crown above]

Plumber, Painter, Joiner or Cooper, 1st Class [star above]

Plumber, Painter, Joiner or Cooper, 2nd Class [star above]

Plumber, Painter, Joiner or Cooper, 3rd Class [star above]

Plumber, Painter, Joiner or Cooper, 4th Class [star above]

Acting Plumber, Painter, Joiner or Cooper, 4th Class [crossed axe and hammer alone]

Plumber, Painter, Joiner or Cooper, 5th Class [crossed axe and hammer alone]

 

Blacksmith: [crossed axe and hammer]

Chief Blacksmith [crown above]

Blacksmith, 1st Class [star above]

Blacksmith, 2nd Class [star above]

Blacksmith, 3rd Class [star above]

Blacksmith, 4th Class [star above]

Acting Blacksmith, 4th Class [crossed axe and hammer alone]

Blacksmith, 5th Class [crossed axe and hammer alone]

 

Click for page 23 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Photographer [camera]:

Chief Petty Officer Photographer [crown above]

Petty Officer Photographer [crown above]

Leading Photographer [star above]

Photographer [camera alone]

 

Sick Berth [all with Red Cross]:

Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer

Sick Berth Petty Officer

Leading Sick Berth Attendant

Sick Berth Attendant

Sick Berth Attendant Probationer

 

Regulating [crown]:

Master-at-Arms [with laurels]

Regulating Petty Officer [crown alone]

 

Master-at-Arms at Naval Detention Quarters

 

Writer [all with star with W in centre]:

Chief Petty Officer Writer

Petty Officer Writer

Leading Writer

Writer

Writer Probationer

Boy Writer

 

Supply [all with star with S in centre]:

Supply Chief Petty Officer

Supply Petty Officer

Leading Supply Assistant

Supply Assistant

Supply Probationer

Supply Boy

 

Click for page 24 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Cook (Ship’s), (C.S.): [all with star with C in centre]

Chief Petty Officer Cook (O.S.)

Chief Petty Officer Cook (S.)

Petty Officer Cook (O.S.)

Petty Officer Cook (S.)

Leading Cook (O.S.)

Leading Cook (S.)

Cook (O.S.)

Cook (S.)

Assistant Cook (S.)

Assistant Cook

 

Cook (Ship’s), (Non-C.S.): [all with star with C in centre]

Leading Cook (S.)

Cook (S.)

Assistant Cook

 

Cook (Officer’s), (C.S.): [all with star with O.C. in centre]:

Officer’ Chief Cook (O.S.)

Chief Petty Officer Cook (O.)

Officers’ Cook, 1st Class (O.S.)

Petty Officer Cook (O.)

Officers’ Cook, 2nd Class (O.S.)

Leading Cook (O.)

Officers’ Cook, 3rd Class (O.S.)

Cook (O)

Assistant Cook (O.)

Assistant Cook

 

Officer’ Steward (C.S.) [all with star with O.S. in centre]:

Chief Petty Officer Steward

Petty Officer Steward

Leading Steward

Steward

Assistant Steward

Boy Steward

 

Click for page 25 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Officer’ Steward (Non-C.S.) [all with star with O.S. in centre]:

Chief Petty Officer Steward

Petty Officer Steward

Leading Steward

Steward

Assistant Steward

 

Officers’ Cook, (Non-C.S.) (Ratings after 1934 given New System Titles) [all with star with O.C. in centre]:

Chief Petty Officer Cook (O.)

Officer’ Chief Cook (O.S.)

Petty Officer Cook (O)

Officers’ Cook, 1st Class (O.S.)

Leading Cook (O.)

Officers’ Cook, 2nd Class (O.S.)

Cook (O)

Officers’ Cook, 3rd Class (O.S.)

Assistant Cook (O.)

Officers’ Cook, 4th Class (O.S.)

 

Band (Old System):

Chief Bandmaster (O.S.)

Bandmaster (O.S.)

Band Corporal (O.S.)

Ship’s Musician (O.S.)

Bandsman (O.S.)

 


 

 

 

 

FLEET AIR ARM

 

Flying Branch:

Chief Petty Officer Airman

Petty Officer Airman

Leading Airman

Naval Airman, 1st Class

Naval Airman, 2nd Class

Boy Airman, 1st Class

Boy Airman, 2nd Class

 

Click for page 26 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

Air Artificer Branch: (Note: Air Artificers, 4th class ranked as Petty Officers, 3rd and above as Chief Petty Officers, but without trade badges - thanks to Lt Cdr G Mason)

Chief Air Artificer

Air Artificer, 1st Class

Air Artificer, 2nd Class

Air Artificer, 3rd Class

Air Artificer, 4th Class

Acting Air Artificer, 4th Class

Air Apprentice

 

Air Fitter Branch: [four bladed airscrew with Airframe A, Engine E, Electrical L, or Ordnance O below badge]

Chief Petty Officer Air Fitter [star above]

Petty Officer Air Fitter [star above]

Leading Air Fitter [star above]

Air Fitter [four bladed airscrew]

Air Fitter, Unclassified (not in Pay lists)

 

Air Mechanic Branch: [two bladed airscrew, horizontal, with Airframe A, Engine E, Electrical L, or Ordnance O below badge]

Chief Petty Officer Air Mechanic [crown above]

Petty Officer Air Mechanic [crown above]

Leading Air Mechanic [star above]

Air Mechanic, 1st Class [two bladed Airscrew, horizontal]

Air Mechanic, 2nd Class [two bladed Airscrew, horizontal]

Air Mechanic, Unclassified (not in Pay lists)

 

NAVAL RATINGS (continued)

 

Yacht Service:

Seaman Rigger (P.O.)

Seaman Rigger (P.O.)

 

Patrol Service:

Chief Engine Man (P.S.)

Engine Man (P.S.)

Second Hand (P.S.)

Petty Officer (P.S.)

Petty Officer (S.C.O.)

 


 

 

Click for page 27 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

NATIVE RATINGS

 

Somali’s:

Head Tindal

Tindal

Second Tindal

Somali

 

Stoker Somalis:

Stoker Tindal

Second Stoker Tindal

Stoker Somali

 


 

 

 

Click for page 28 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

ROYAL MARINES

 

Royal Marines:

Sergeant Major (Warrrant Officer)

Staff Clerk

Quartermaster Sergeant

Barrack Quartermaster Sergeant

Quartermaster Sergeant Instructor

Hospital Quartermaster Sergeant

Company Sergeant Major

Armourer Quartermaster Sergeant

Armourer Sergeant

Hospital Staff Sergeant

Drum Major

Bugle Major

Colour Sergeant

Sergeant

Corporal

Musician or Bugler

Marine

Boy Bugler

Boy Musician

Specially enlisted Tailors

 

Royal Marine Bandsmen:

Company Sergeant-Major

Headmaster, 1st Class (Colour Sergeant)

Bandmaster, 2nd Class (Sergeant)

Band Corporal

Musician

Band Boy

 

 


 

Click for page 29 in "Appendix to the Navy List"

 

 

ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS

To Ratings

(Note: also includes Badges not included in Rating Pay or Additional Payments Lists)

 

 

Action Plotting Allowance

Anti-gas Schools Instructor

Armourer

Barber

 

 

Boom Defence Ratings (not in Pay lists) [all with letters BD below]

Small Vessel Gunlayers (B.D.) [crossed guns)

Quarter Ratings, 3rd Class (B.D.) [horizontal gun]

Torpedo Ratings (B.D.) [horizontal torpedo]

 

Visual Signalman (B.D.) [crossed flags]

 

Riggers [crossed shackle and marline spike]

Chief Riggers (B.D.) [star above]

Riggers (B.D.) [star above]

Rigger’s Mates (B.D.) [crossed shackle and marline spike alone]

 

 

Bomb Disposal Badge (not in Pay lists) [vertical Bomb]

 

 

Boys in Training Establishments (not in Pay lists)

Advanced Class Boys [small star]

Leading Boy [miniature good conduct badge]

P.O. Boy [crown and miniature good conduct badge]

Instructor Boy [crown, anchor (small) and miniature good conduct badge]

P.O. Artificer Apprentice [chevron and star]

 

 

Bugler, Seaman or Acting [Bugle]

 

 

Butcher

Captain of Class (not in Pay lists) [small Crown]

Charge pay (Telegraphists)

Cinematographer Operator

Climate Pay

Colour Sergeants

 

 

Combined Operations, All Ratings (not in Pay lists)

 

 

Command of Tenders

Commander’s Office Writer

Cook, Acting

 

 

Cook Ratings (in charge):

At RN Barracks Chatham, Portsmouth and Devonport etc - Bakeries, Cookery School, Senior Officers’ Cookery Instructor or General Mess

In ships and establishments other than RN Barracks – General Mess

 

 

Controlled and Observation Mining (not in Pay lists)

Controlled Mining

Petty Officer C.M. [crossed torpedoes, star above, star and letters C.M. below]

Leading Wireman C.M. [crossed torpedoes, star above, letters C.M. below]

Wireman C.M. [single torpedo, star above, letters C.M. below]

Leading Watchkeeper’s C.M. [horizontal torpedo, letters C.M. below]

Watchkeeper’s C.M. [horizontal torpedo, letters C.M. below]

 

Controlled Mining Stations

Petty Officer C.M.S. [crossed torpedoes, star above, star and letters C.M.S. below]

Leading Wireman C.M.S. [crossed torpedoes, star above, letters C.M.S. below]

Wireman C.M.S [single torpedo, star above, letters C.M.S. below]

 

 

Coxswain:

Submarine Coxswain

 

Coastal Force Coxswain

Torpedo Coxswain

 

Combined Operations Coxswain( not in Pay lists)

 

 

Cyphering

Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships

Detained Pay

 

 

Diver [all with diver’s helmet]:

Diving Instructor

Artificer Deep Diver (to die out)

Deep Diver

Artificer Diver, 1st Class (to die out)

Artificer Diver, 2nd Class (to die out)

Diver, 1st Class (old system) (to die out)

Diver, 1st Class

Diver, 2nd Class

 

 

Engine Room:

Engineer’s Writer

ERA’s Certificate Allowances – ER Watch Certificate, Charge Certificate

Machinery Allowance

 

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Engine Room: (continued)

Senior Engineer’s Allowance

 

Extension Pay (to die out)

Field Allowance

 

 

Fleet Air Arm:

Air Gunner, 1st Class [Aeroplane, star above, star below]

Air Gunner, 2nd Class [Aeroplane, star above]

Air Gunner, 3rd Class [Aeroplane]

 

Air Gunner (under Training)

 

Rating Observer [Aeroplane, crown above, star below]

Acting Rating Observer [Aeroplane, crown above]

 

Rating Pilot (under training)

Rating Pilot [Wings, anchor in centre, surrounded by wreath, crown above]

Reserve Pilot

Air Duty (Non-Flying Allowance)

Parachute Packing etc

Fabric Worker (Seaman Rating) [crossed Fid and Marline Spike alone]

Machinery Allowance

Photographer Flying Duty Allowance

 

 

Good Conduct Pay (for each badge)

 

 

 

Good Shooting Badge (not in Pay lists) [crossed Rifles]

 

 

Gunnery (Note: Royal Marines served a proportion of the guns in large ships):

Gunnery Instructor, R.M.

 

Gunner’s Mate [crossed guns, crown above, star below]

Director Layer (to die out) [crossed guns, star above, star below]

Gunlayer 1st Class (to die out) [crossed guns, star above, star below]

Rangetaker, 1st Class (to die out) [rangefinder, star above, star below]

 

Gunnery Ratings: [as follows with Quarters Q, Layer L, Control C or Anti-Aircraft A below badge]

Quarters Rating, 1st Class [crossed guns, star above, star below]

Quarters Rating, 2nd Class [crossed guns, star above]

Quarters Rating, 3rd Class [single gun, star above]

 

Layer Rating, 1st Class [crossed guns, star above, star below]

Layer Rating, 2nd Class [crossed guns, star above]

Layer Rating, 3rd Class [single gun, star above]

 

Control Rating, 1st Class [crossed guns, star above, star below]

Control Rating, 2nd Class [crossed guns, star above]

 

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Gunnery Ratings (continued)

Control Rating, 3rd Class [single gun, star above]

 

Anti-aircraft Rating, 1st Class [crossed guns, star above, star below]

Anti-aircraft Rating, 2nd Class [crossed guns, star above]

Anti-aircraft Rating, 3rd Class [single gun, star above]

 

Gunnery (continued)

Turret Trainer and Turret Director Trainer (to die out)

Seamen and Royal Marines Qualified in Ordnance Work (Q.O.)

Gunnery Lieutenant’s Writer

Higher Fire Control

Harbour Defence (Booms Allowance)

Harbour Defence Layer, 3rd Class

Harbour Defence Layer, 2nd Class

Harbour Defence Layer, 1st Class

 

Harbour Defence Operator [harpoon and coil crossed by streak of lightning, letter S below]:

Harbour Defence Operator 3rd Class [letter S below only]

Harbour Defence Operator: 2nd Class [star above]

Harbour Defence Operator: 1st Class [star above, star below]

 

Patrol Service [crossed and single guns] (not in Pay Lists)

Gunnery Instructor

Gunlayer

Seaman Gunner

 

Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships DEMS [crossed and single guns] (not in Pay Lists)

Gunlayer

Seaman Gunner

 

CPO and PO (not in Pay Lists)

Gunner

 

 

Hard Lying Money

Harmonium

Interpreter

LamptrimmerLamptrimming, Care of Lamps and Lamp Stores

Leave Allowance

Library

Living under Canvas Allowance

Mechanical Road Transport Driving – Driver, Driver Mechanic

Meteorological Duties

Military Detention Barracks Instructor

Military Training Instructor – 1st Class, 2nd Class

Naval Detention Quarters Instructor

Officers’ Servant, Seaman or Stoker employed as

Officers’ Steward Instructor

Parachute Packing (P.P.)

 

 

Physical and Recreational Training [crossed Clubs]:

Staff Physical and Recreational Training Instructor

Staff Physical and Recreational Training Instructor, Senior

 

Physical and Recreational Training Instructor, 1st Class [crown above, star below]

Physical and Recreational Training Instructor, 2nd Class [crown above]

 

 

Printing:

Printer

Assistant Printer

 

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Range Carpenter (Marine) abroad

Schoolmaster, Acting

Senior Allowance (to die out) – Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist, Chief Yeoman of Signals

Shorthand Typist – Higher Grade, Lower Grade

 

 

Sick Berth Ratings [all with Red Cross]:

Sick Berth Attendant, Acting

Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer, Wardmaster

 

Dispensing Allowance

 

Laboratory Assistant (letter L]

Masseur [letter M]

Operating Room Assistant [letter O]

X-Ray Assistant [letter X]

 

Mental Ward Attendant

Zymotic Ward Attendant (infectious disease)

 

Not in Pay lists:

Dental Surgery Attendant [letter D]

Dental Mechanics [letter DM]

 

 

Signalling:

Royal Marine Signalling Instructor

Royal Marine Signaller, 1st Class

Royal Marine Signaller, 2nd Class

 

Visual Signalman [crossed flags]:

1st Class [crown above, star below]

2nd Class (Chief and Petty Officers) [crown above]

2nd Class (other ratings) [star above, two below]

3rd Class [star above, star below]

Trained Operator (V/S.) [star above]

 

Convoy Signalmen [crossed flags] (not in Pay Lists):

Leading Signalman (Convoy)

Signalman (Convoy)

 

Landing Craft Signalmen [crossed flags] (not in Pay Lists):

Signalman

 

Shore Signal Service [crossed flags] (not in Pay Lists):

Petty Officer [crown above]

Signalman

 

Wireless Telegraphist: [wings]

1st Class [crown above, star below]

2nd Class (Chief and Petty Officers) [crown above]

2nd Class (other ratings) [star above, two below]

3rd Class [star above, star below]

Trained Operator (W./T.) [star above]

 

Shore Wireless Service [Wings] (not in Pay Lists)

Petty Officer [crown above]

Telegraphist

 

 

Stores, Charge of:

Stores Allowances

Mess Traps

Victualling Store Allowance

Yeoman of Stores

 

 

Submarines:

Submarine Pay

Rangefinding Allowances in Submarines

Hydrophone Allowance

 

 

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Submarine Detector [harpoon and coil crossed by streak of lightning]:

Submarine Detector Instructor [crown above]

Higher Submarine Detector [star above, star below]

Submarine Detector

 

Anti-Submarine Officer’s Writer

 

 

Supply Ratings – Charge Allowance

 

 

Surveying Recorder [Sextant]:

1st Class

2nd Class

3rd Class

 

 

Telegraphist Detector Instructor

Higher Telegraphist Detector

Telegraphist Detector

 

 

Torpedo:

Torpedo Gunner’s Mate [crown above, star below]

Leading Torpedoman (Low Power) [star above, star below]

Leading Torpedoman [star above]

Seaman Torpedoman [star above]

 

Torpedo Lieutenant’s Writer [not known]

 

 

Training Allowances

Troop Allowance (Supply Chief or Petty Officer) (for every 50 persons)

Tropical Allowance

 

 

Writers:

Writer, Acting, in Destroyers, Submarines and West River Gunboats

Captain’s Writer’s Allowance

Senior Officer’s Writer’s Allowance

Charge Allowance

Senior Writer, C.-in-C.’s Office

 

 

WRNS only (not in Pay lists)

General Duties

 

Plotter, Bomb Ranger Marker

 

Motor Driver

Despatch Rider

 

 

 


 

 

 

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NAVAL UNIFORM (RATINGS)

 

List of Badges Indicative of Special Qualifications or Duties

 

 

revised 1/12/10


 

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