Ships Photographers in WW2.

Photography Branch
1935 02 22
Establishment of Non-Substantive rating of Chief Photographer
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of February, 1935.
Present, The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council.
Whereas there was this day read at the Board a Memorial from the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, dated the 8th day of January, 1935 (N. 6368/34), in the words following, viz.:-
Whereas by Section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act, 1865, it is enacted inter alia that all pay, pensions or other allowances in the nature thereof payable in respect of services in Your Majesty's Naval or Marine Force to a person being or having been an Officer, Seaman or Marine therein shall be paid in such manner and subject to such restrictions, conditions and provisions as are from time to time directed by Order in Council:
And whereas by Your Majesty's Order in Council bearing date the 11th day of October, 1921, sanction was given to the establishment of the paid non-substantive ratings of Photographer, First Class, and Photographer, Second Class, with pay of 1s. and 6d. a day respectively:
And whereas we consider that for the greater efficiency of the Photographic Section of Your Majesty's Navy it is desirable to introduce a new paid non-substantive rating for Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers who are Photographers, First Class, and are selected to undertake the training of Naval personnel in photographic duties
We beg leave humbly to recommend that Your Majesty may be graciously pleased, by Your Order in Council, to sanction accordingly the establishment of the paid non-substantive rating of Chief Photographer, with pay of 2s. a day.
The Lords Commissioners of Your Majesty's Treasury have signified their concurrence in this proposal.
His Majesty, having taken the said Memorial into consideration, was pleased, by and with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of what as therein proposed.
And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty are to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
M. P. A. Hankey.


my late grandfather was a photographer for the British Navy. All of his photographs have been kept confident a part from a couple of photos of the Vanguard and a couple of other things.
I am actually in in the beginning stages of requesting his photos based on years and ships he was on.
Hopefully they can provide something.
Dark room HMS Vanguard sometime 1946-1960 There would have been an additional photographer when the Admiral was aboard as they carried a photographer on their staffs

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