janner said:Thanks Billy, can you just confirm that there were Officers Chefs and ships Cooks as two different rates?
I was in a mess full of them and in our time you had Officers Cooks and Ships Cooks but no chefs. Some of the bunhouse types like to call themselves chefs but not in earshot of the ships cooks.
Also in our day it was also Jack Dusty (Victualing) and Jack Dusty (Stores). Both were well worth sucking up to.