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Title: 1939
Post by: Dylan1966 on 08 November 2019 10:41:53 pm
What would have been rate of pay, leave entitlement in 1939?
Title: Re: 1939
Post by: PhiloNauticus on 10 November 2019 02:56:49 pm

What rate  (ie rank) ?
Title: Re: 1939
Post by: Dylan1966 on 11 November 2019 10:47:33 am
Able seaman for duration 1939 - 1945

Thank you
Title: Re: 1939
Post by: PhiloNauticus on 11 November 2019 08:02:01 pm
The basic rate of pay for an Able Seaman at this time was 3 shillings a day, increasing to 3s 4d after 3 years and 3s 8d after six years  - they were usually paid weekly, so that would mean basic weekly pay of 1 1s to 1 4s.
In practice this was boosted by Additional Payments for skills acquired, typically ranging from 6d a day to 2s 6d a day; plus there was 3d a day for each good conduct badge earned and hard-lying pay (for living in basic conditions), so lifting the weekly pay by anything from 3s to 14s meaning a weekly wage range of 1 4s to 2.
s shillings
d old pence
Title: Re: 1939
Post by: Dylan1966 on 12 November 2019 06:51:49 pm
Thank you Phil.

Could you tell me about leave.
Dad was in the med 1940-1942

Just wondered how leave would have worked ?
Thank you