Army pay scales in WWII

#1
Perhaps I'm being thick but after searching the t'interwebs I can't find any sources for British army pay scales in WWII.

For example I'm trying to find the yearly pay scale for a Captain in 1942.

Any ideas?
 
#2
ask iwm or NAM - they both have websites
 
#3
Poppy said:
ask iwm or NAM - they both have websites
Thanks Poppy, that's a good idea, I'll drop them a line.

I am surprised this information is not more readily available though.

edited for dire spelling
 
#4
Although not army wage, a RAF Squadron Leader got 28 shillings a day, well according to Sir John Mills in the film The Way To The Stars.
 
#5
There's a song that may give a clue:

We had to join up, we had to join up,
We had to join old Churchill's Army.
Ten bob a week, bugger all to eat,
Dirty great blisters hanging off our feet.

[Repeats ad nauseum]
 
#7
Thanks for the responses, that's giving me a rough idea. It'll be good to find an official list and it's a Captain's pay I'm most interested in.
 

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