Royal Navy Pay Rates From 1951

al1934
16th January 2008, 17:03
Does anyone know where I can find the RN rates of pay from 1951 through to late 70's?

I originally posted this in the RN forum.

jodalo
16th January 2008, 17:21
Pay rates from 1950-85
http://www.godfreydykes.info/naval%20pay.htm

al1934
16th January 2008, 19:31
Thanks jodalo!

I had tried that website but it wasn't working. Now it is working! Thanks a lot.

Best wishes

CEYLON220
17th January 2008, 18:11
Al 1934.
I`ve a RN booklet somewhere in the house from away back as far as 1950 and there is a pay scale in it , when I joined up in 1953 the pay for a rating was 1/6 (71/2p) a day, pay parade was every fortnight, quite change today. You are not thinking of re-enlisting are you Al, give us a shout if they except you and I`LL join you, mate.
Dave

jbryce
17th January 2008, 22:07
Al 1934.
I`ve a RN booklet somewhere in the house from away back as far as 1950 and there is a pay scale in it , when I joined up in 1953 the pay for a rating was 1/6 (71/2p) a day, pay parade was every fortnight, quite change today. You are not thinking of re-enlisting are you Al, give us a shout if they except you and I`LL join you, mate.
Dave

Just noticed that when I joined as a 16 year old Junior 2nd Class, I was on 7/6d per day. But if I had bided my time and joined when I was 17 1/2, I could have trebled my pay and got 22s 6d per day. Talk about a Green Rub!

gil mayes
18th January 2008, 07:36
I joined FISGARD as an Art App, 4 May 1953 on 2/6 per day. At fortnightly pay muster we drew 1, 7/6 per week being stopped to cover laundry, boot repairs, haircuts etc. The balance of this stoppage plus RA was paid before leave periods. There were many age anomalies in the pay scheme, I was to suffer later on promotion, but my Cdr (E) took up the case and to the benefit of all serving in similar circumstances, won back pay.
Gil.

al1934
18th January 2008, 15:34
CEYLON220,

Wishful thinking -I don't think they would have me - I'd fail the medical this time around, let alone running up and down ladders like we used to. But we can still dream, can't we!

Best wishes

al1934
18th January 2008, 15:41
This has started a lot us thinking, hasn't it.

I, too, was paid 2/6 per day in January 1951. Those were the days. We were paid 1 fortnightly, then after a year we got another 10/-. Wow! That's when I could really afford to smoke and go down the sinful path of taking girls to the pictures - with real money in my picket!

I truly think we were lucky in many ways to have experienced those days and to have been part of a real Navy.

Best wishes

CEYLON220
18th January 2008, 18:13
Does anyone know where I can find the RN rates of pay from 1951 through to late 70's?

I originally posted this in the RN forum.

Hi AL1934, Looked up my old papers on the RN from days gone by and found the rates for men serving on CS and LS +SS ENGAGEMENTS.

CEYLON220
18th January 2008, 18:16
RN PAY RATES 1950s

CEYLON220
18th January 2008, 18:21
Try,TRY, TRY AGAIN, RN PAY.[=P]

CEYLON220
18th January 2008, 18:29
Sorry about this but this time we will put it the right way round so that you can read it AL, I had to crop the page ,if you can increase the size on your computoryou should make it out ok, ope this answers your quiery.
Dave/[=P]

al1934
19th January 2008, 14:54
CEYLON220

Thanks very much - I have the same problems with this IT stuff. Nostalgic stuff, these old pay rates.

Best wishes

CEYLON220
19th January 2008, 18:42
My mistake on my daily pay in 1953, it was`nt 1/6 a day but 9/6 a day, must have been thinking of the price of a beer at the NAAFI!

CEYLON220
20th January 2008, 16:17
Just in case anyone is intererested,Royal Navy married allowance was given to all wives of married men in the service irrespective of the mans age but subject to the man alloting a specified proportion of his weekly pay,for example:
Leading rates and below had to allot 1:8s:0p RN allowed 2:2s:0p a week.
POs & Sergeants(RM) " " " 2:9S:0p " " 2:9s:0p " "
CPOs & Col.Sgts (RM) " " " 2:12s:0p " " 2:9s:0p " "


WIVES were issued with a pension like book which they took to the P office each week to get their money