A little poem to go with this page.

AND DO YOU THINK THAT THE ANAGRAM  FOR THE STATEMENT "THE SERVICEMANS PAY" BEST SAID WHAT WE USED TO THINK WHEN WE QUEUED IN LINE TO DOFF OUR CAPS AT THE PAY TABLE, NAMELY
PRAISE MY CASH EVENT?

The static matrix below [there is another matrix below it] shows the many titles and subjects of Royal Naval pay which HMS CENTURION developed at the end of the 1960's, at a time when pay was computerised for the first time.

If you can remember your RANK or RATING, your dates of service, branch and speciality, and if married, your family details for MA/ BSA/ FAMILY LOA etc, you can work out your Naval earnings and have fun comparing them with your pre and post Naval Service earnings. {The hieroglyphics in each box is HMS Centurion's computer recognition key}

Attaches
Allowance
AALL
Accompanist
Pay
ACP
Lodging & Ratio
Allowance
LODG/AMA
Responsibility Pay
Command Money
AR
Extra Pay
Porton/Cambridge
CDEE
ROYAL NAVY

PAY

AND

ALLOWANCES

 

USED AT VARIOUS STAGES DURING THE PERIOD 1950 TO 1985.

Look below to the CLICKABLE MATRIX to look at each separate PAY AWARD

Remember the BACK button for navigation!

 

Child Education
Allowance
CEA
Cost of
Living Safeguard
CLS
Child Maintenance
Allowances
CMA
Committal
Bonus
COMM
Consultant
Pay
CONP
Convertible Travel
Refunds
CONV
Disturbance
Allowance
DA
Diploma
Pay
DIP
Dip
Money
DP
Entertaining
Allowance
EA
Flying Extra
Pay
FEP
Free Fuel
Allowance
FFA
Family Maintenance
Grant
FMG
Hard Lying
Money
HLM
Home to Duty
Travel Allowance
HTD
Instructor Pay
INST
Instructor Officers Assistants Pay
IOAP
Kit Upkeep Allowance
KUA
Language Awards
LANG
Local Overseas Allowance
LOA
Ration Allowance
RA
 
London Allowance
LOND
Loan Service Pay
LOSP
Long Service Advance of Pay - House Purchase
LSAP
Length of Service Pay
LSP
Master-at-Arms Pay
MAP
Missed Meals Payment
MMP
Meals Out Allowance
MOA
Northern Ireland Additional Pay
NIAP
Overseas Family Allowance
OFA
Outfit Gratuities
OG
Overseas Rental Allowance
ORA
Basic Pay
PAY
Part Time Service Instructor Pay
PTSI
Pay for Work Under Unpleasant Conditions
PWUC
Removal Expenses
RE
Re-Engaging Grants and Gratuities
RENG
Salvage Awards
SALV
Service Gratuity
SGAT
Shorthand Typist Pay
SHP
Settling In Advance
SIA
Special Messing Allowance
SMA
Senior Specialist Pay
SNSP
Separation Pay
SP
Specialist Pay General
SPEC
Specialist Pay - Diving
SSD
Specialist Pay - Submarine Escape
SSES
Specialist Pay - Flying
SSF
Specialist Pay - Flying Training
SSFT
Specialist Pay - Hydrographic
SSHY
Specialist Pay - Parachute
SSPP
Specialist Pay - Parachute Training
SSPT
Specialist Pay - Submarine
SSSM
Shorthand Writers Pay
SWP
Service Travelling Expenses or Subsistence allowance
TE
 
Table Money
TM
Uniform Grant
UG
Uniform Upkeep Allowance
UUA
Supplemental Pay
332
Interpreter Pay
389
Permanent Commission Grant
452
Special Bounties - SL Officers
456
DNEdS Examination Fees
490
Fees for Setting and Marking Examination Papers
502
Pilotage Fees
516
Tuition Allowance
688
LS & GC Gratuity
842
Marriage Allowance
{Last used in the 1960's} before computerisation
 Table 1 [Excel] - if you have Excel on your machine and you are au fait with its use, use it to do your pay calculations on. Otherwise use Table 2 oppositie table 2 [Word] - this method gives you a TABLE covering 2 years which you can print and then complete. Badge Money
{Last used in the 1960's} before computerisation
Service Gratuities
846
Short Service Gratuity
848

 






Each year box is associated with a  PDF File which contains the published pay award for that year {and sometimes additional data}, but before you start to choose your years of interest please read the left-to-right moving file below. 

 Some years just show one entry [1960 for example] whilst others have many [1981 for example] and suffixes show Doctors and Dentists Pay plus peripherals. The contents of the PDF Files reveal not only figures, but a social history of what was happening in the UK vis-a-vis what was happening in the Royal Navy, and believe me, it is fascinating - it is a lesson in Naval history and it will bring back many memories of those times now well over 50 years ago. In most cases. I have used COMMAND PAPERS {see below} for the data and when not available, Appendices to the Navy List. If you have a machine whose operating system [OS] is either Windows 2000 or Windows XP, remember that you can download for free ADOBE READER 7.0. Adobe Reader 7.0 will give better results on this page than would, say, 6.0 or earlier versions.  Regrettably, 7.0 does not work with other versions of Windows.

 

CLICK ON THE ROTATING WORD 'FILE' BELOW TO READ AN IMPORTANT AND MEGA-INTERESTING OVERVEIW OF PAY RISES THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD UNDER STUDY.

 

 F I L E This FILE gives an overall picture of the policy of pay rises. Please use the BOOKMARKS in PDF Files Tip. If a PDF box, close it with its own associated closing 'X' {top right} but if it is a non-PDF box, close it with the 'BACK' button top left on your browser.

For those of you who are viewing out of interest and are too young to have been a beneficiary of the pay shown in these PDF Files, I ask you not to assume the stance that "all things are relative" because they are not, at least in this case. Relativity works only on like-for-like comparisons, where for example low pay matched low house prices and other domestic costs/charges whereas high wages match high house prices etc. Today we are given to understand that the average household spends more that it earns, and the nation carries a debt which is so enormous that the 21st century debt is unsustainable.  Some, as we know, have mortgaged themselves for thirty and forty years hence, and that, assuming that both the husband and the wife will work full time until the debt, borrowed on the strength of two to three times joint earnings, is paid off, if it ever is? In the times covered by these earlier figures there were no credit cards; few below senior officers owned their own home; few went out for dinner because there was little money, few restaurants, and everything shut at 5pm daily and all day on Sundays; few had bank accounts and therefore loans  overdrafts and mortgages were not easy way-outs; few owned cars or had holidays.  Ones pay was ones income and one had to manage on it. Today, ones pay is added to, albeit irresponsibly, by using credit and loans, so the idea of saving for something is alien.  Now, every household, even when owned by young people is full of everything from cars, gadgets and furniture, plus expensive holidays, and all bought on credit.   Thus, when you see that a sailor got just a few pounds to live on, that was it, so no amount of up'ing the amount by years of inflation to get to today's equivalent pay rates, can give a fair picture of the fortunes of the 1950 sailors vis-a-vis the sailors of today. The cheap house of the 1950's was unobtainable because mortgages could not be obtained and deposits could not be borrowed except from parents or parents-in-law.  Expensive homes today are relatively easy to get if one mortgages oneself up to the hilt to such a degree that one might die in debt leaving an awesome burden on those left behind.  REAL Pay therefore is RELATIVE, but the debt-laden SECOND borrowed income is certainly not and it is this latter way of doing things that creates a false picture of prosperity leading to a standard of living [or possession owning] that was only a pipe-dream to a royal sailor of 50 years ago. In 1953 very few homes had a television set or a telephone.

1950 - june 1950.pdf and december 1950.pdf

1951 - June 1951.pdf and December 1951.pdf

1952 - June 1952.pdf and december 1952.pdf

1953 - june 1953.pdf and december 1953.pdf

1954 - june 1954.pdf and december 1954.pdf

1955 - june 1955.pdf and december 1955.pdf

1956 - june  1956.pdf and december 1956.pdf

1957 - the 1957 pay rise

1958 - the 1958 pay rise.pdf

1959 - JUNE 1959.pdf

1960 - first april 1960.pdf

1961 - 1961.pdf

1962 - first april 1962 and 1963.pdf

1963 - 1963.pdf

1964 - first april 1964.pdf

1965 - 1965.pdf

1966 - first april 1966.pdf

1967 - 1967.pdf

1968 - first of april 1968.pdf

1969 - FIRST APRIL 1969.pdf

1970 - FIRST APRIL 1970.pdf

1971 - FIRST AUGUST 1971.pdf

1972 - 1972 the first AFPRB report.pdf and first april 1972 pay rise.pdf

1973 - first april 1973.pdf and supp to 1973 pay award.pdf

1974 - first april 1974.pdf and supp 1 to 1974 pay rise.pdf and london weighting and separation allowance 1974.pdf

1975 - first april 1975.pdf and Supp to 1975 pay rise.pdf and London Weighting 1975 payrise.pdf

1976 - 1976 pay rise.pdf and supp to 1976 pay rise.pdf

1977 - first april 1977.pdf

1978 - first april 1978.pdf and supp to 1978 pay rise.pdf

1979 - first april 1979.pdf and london weighting etc to 1979 pay rise.pdf and supp to 1979 pay rise.pdf

1980 - review body report 1980 pay rise.pdf and first april 1980.pdf

1981 - 1981 review body report.pdf and first april 1981.pdf and 1981 pay rise government actuary's report.pdf and 1981 pay rise - armed forces pension scheme.pdf and supp to 1981 pay rise.pdf

1982 - first april 1982 pay rise.pdf and review body report on 1982 pay rise.pdf and supp to 1982 pay rise.pdf

1983 - first april 1983 pay rise.pdf and review body report 1983 pay rise.pdf and supp to 1983 pay rise.pdf

1984 - first april 1984 pay rise AND review body report.pdf and supp to 1984 pay review.pdf

1985 - first april 1985 and review body report.pdf and supp to 1985 pay rise.pdf

Other
Pay
Issue

KUA

Takes
some
believing
now!

Godfrey Dykes