Request for help - Pay Scales in 1950 (Infantry)

#1
Gents/Ladies

We are doing a bit of research for the regimental museum and one thing we have not got is a list or even some detail of what our soldiers in the Seaforths would have been paid. Can't find a single pay book so we are snookered.

Does any kind person out there have a list or know where we can find such? Ideally without having to go through all the rigamarole of contacting MoD Records and Archives - last time it took six months and they claimed only to have Julius Caeser's NoK details...

Thanks in advance.
 
#2
It might be worth trying the AGC Museum at Worthy Down. Not sure if the RAPC Museum still exists or has been incorporated into the aforementioned AGC Museum - but they should be able to point you in the right direction.
 
#3
Thanks. Didn't think that the RAPC might still be going!
 
#5
Cheers!
 
#7
Cabarfeidh said:
Gents/Ladies

We are doing a bit of research for the regimental museum and one thing we have not got is a list or even some detail of what our soldiers in the Seaforths would have been paid. Can't find a single pay book so we are snookered.

Does any kind person out there have a list or know where we can find such? Ideally without having to go through all the rigamarole of contacting MoD Records and Archives - last time it took six months and they claimed only to have Julius Caeser's NoK details...

Thanks in advance.
Cabarfeidh,

I am researching our historical pay at the moment, and I recently visited the Prince Consort Library in Aldershot. They didn't have exactly what I wanted but I noticed, whilst reviewing what they had, the pay reports from something like the "National Prices and Income Board" for the early to mid 1960s. As far as I could see, they were published at two year intervals, but I didn't take much notice as that period is too early for my purposes. The current series of Armed Forces' Pay Review Boards started in 1972 - and the major shake up in military pay appears to have been in 1969.

I also browsed through Soldier magazine for the mid-60s but I didn't notice any pay scales.

I would expect the MOD Library in London to have all the pay reports - famous last words!

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#8
I KNEW you guys would be the fount of all knowledge! Many thanks - now phoning, emailing and setting up a visit down South for 16th December!
 

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