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SR 1911 No. 108 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations
Gazetted 22 Jul 1911
Date of repeal 31 Dec 1920
Repealed by Repealed by (Naval Forces) Regulations (SR 1921 No. 1)


1911. No. 108.



I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL in and over the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, thereby certify that, on account of urgency, the following Regulations under the Naval Defence Act 1910 should come into immediate operation, and further should be taken to have come into operation on the 1st day of July, 1911, and make the Regulations to come into operation accordingly as Provisional Regulations.

Dated this 20th day of July, One thousand nine hundred and eleven.



By His Excellency’s Command,



regulations (provisional) for the naval forces of the commonwealth.


The Regulations for Naval Cadet Corps made by Statutory Rule 1909/28 of the 12th March, 1909, are cancelled, with effect on and from the 1st July, 1911, and the following are made to come into operation in lieu:—


Section I.


Defence Act s. 62 (2).

1. All those liable to be trained as Senior Cadets shall be allotted to the Naval or Military Forces, and shall be trained in the elementary naval and military exercises, and in musketry on open ranges up to distances of 500 yards, and shall be organized in naval or military units.

Organization of Senior Naval Cadets.

2. All persons who have been registered, and are certified to be “fit’”, and are not “exempt”, shall be allotted by the Area Officer to a Naval or Military Unit.







C.4939.—Price 5d.

3. The Senior Cadets allotted for naval service shall be called Senior Naval Cadets, and shall be organized in six districts, and each district shall be divided into two or more sub-districts.

4. A sub-district shall consist of at least 1 division of 25 Cadets, which will comprise the following:—

1 Petty Officer,

2 Leading Seamen,

2 Signalmen,             25.

20 Cadets.

5. In selecting Senior Cadets for naval training particular attention is to be paid to the trade or occupation of the Cadets, with a view to their suitability for entry later into the Permanent Naval Forces, or into the Citizen Naval Forces (Adults).

6. The following percentage of trades should, as far as possible, be attained:—

















Defence Act s. 146.

7. Every person who registers shall receive a printed Record Book, in which shall be entered such information as is prescribed, and all records of service, and the production of such book shall be prima facie evidence of the entries contained therein.—(Note.—Instructors are responsible that the original Record Books are signed by the Medical Officers.)

8. No entry shall be made in the Record Book, except by those persons authorized by the Regulations.

Entries in record book

9. All entries in the Record Book shall be made by a Sub-district Naval Officer or a Commissioned Officer of the Naval Forces.

10. The Senior Naval Cadets shall be under the orders of the Director of Naval Reserves.

Command of cadets.

11. All Senior Naval Cadets in a district shall be under the orders of the District Naval Officer of that district.

12. Commissioned officers from the Commonwealth Naval Reserve, (m) or (o), will be appointed, as required, for each sub-district.

Section II.


Medical examination

13. Senior Cadets, on being allotted to the Naval Forces, shall be medically examined by a surgeon of the Naval Forces, or by such other duly qualified medical practitioner as may be approved of by the District Naval Officer.

Medical fees.

14. The allowance to be paid for medical examination shall not exceed 2s. 6d. per cadet.

Physical standard.

15. No absolute standard of height and chest measurement shall be required for fitness to serve in the Senior Naval Cadets, but the Medical Officer shall be guided by the physical requirements of candidates for seamen in the Citizen Naval Forces, viz.:—Age, 18 years; height, 5 ft. 4 in.; chest measurement, 34 inches.

16. Instructions governing medical examinations will be promulgated separately.

Section III.


Defence Act s. 126 (2).

17. The training in the Senior Cadets shall begin on the first day of July, in the year in which the persons liable reach the age of fourteen years, and shall continue for four years. Provided that, in the case of persons who reach the age of fifteen, sixteen, or seventeen years in 1911, the training shall begin on the first day of July, 1911, and shall continue for three years, two years, or one year, respectively.

18. The training in the Citizen Forces shall begin on the first day of July in the year in which the persons liable reach the age of eighteen years, and shall continue for seven years.

Defence Act s. 127.

19. The prescribed training shall be, in each year ending the 30th day of June, of the following duration:—

In the Senior Cadets, four whole-day drills, twelve half-day drills, and twenty-four night drills.

20. The duration of a whole-day drill shall be not less than six hours, of a half-day drill not less than three hours, and of a night drill not less than one hour and a half.

21. In the Senior Cadets the number and duration of half-day and night drills may be varied by the substitution of other drills as prescribed of a total duration of not less than seventy-two hours.

22. Any proposed alteration in the number or duration of drills must be forwarded for the approval of the District Naval Officer.

Nature of training of Senior Naval Cadets.

The syllabus of training shall be—

(a) Physical drill (including swimming and life-saving drill).

(b) Rifle and field exercises to company drill.

(c) Boat work—rowing and sailing.

(d) Seamanship, viz., knotting, splicing, and bends in rope.

(e) Signalling—Morse, semaphore, and flag.

(f) Field and Q. F. gun drill.

(g) Target practice and musketry, together with such drills and instructions as the Naval Board may from time to time direct.

Efficient Senior Naval Cadets.

23. In order to qualify as efficient, each Senior Naval Cadet must attend the following statutory drills each year: —

4 whole days,

12 half days,

24 night drills;

on as may be varied under section 127 of the Defence Act, and must also attain a reasonable standard of efficiency.

Extra Drills—how notified.

24. A notification of the dates of extra day, half-day, and night drills will be posted at the respective Drill Rooms and advertised in the newspapers, so as to allow Cadets, who have failed to put in their full time under the Act owing to sickness or other unavoidable cause, to make up drills missed, and also to offer facilities for all to qualify for higher ratings.

Defence Act s. 133.

25. At the termination of each annual training in the Senior Cadets and Citizen Forces, each member shall be classified by the officer appointed in that behalf, as “efficient” or “non-efficient”. Those who are classified as “non-efficient”, either for failure to attend during the prescribed period, or because they have not attained a sufficient standard of efficiency, shall be required to attend an equivalent additional training for each year in which they are “non-efficient”.

Boards to determine efficiency.

26. The District Naval Officer, or a Sub-district Naval Officer, shall decide as to the efficiency of each Senior Naval Cadet, and shall certify his decision as “the officer appointed in that behalf” by the Act.

Defence Act, s. 134 (1).

Employers preventing performance of drills.

27. No employer shall prevent, or attempt to prevent, any employee who is serving, or liable to serve, in the Cadets or Citizen Forces, from rendering the personal service required of him, or from attending any camp of instruction appointed by the Director of Naval Reserves or by any District Naval Officer, or in any way penalize, or attempt to penalize, any employee for rendering, or being liable to render, such personal service, or for attending such camp, either by reducing his wages or dismissing him from his employment, or in any other manner.

28. The preceding regulation shall not be construed to require an employer to pay an employee for any time when he is absent from his employment for the purpose of training.

Penalty:—One hundred pounds.

29. In any proceedings for any contravention of the above regulation, it shall lie upon the employer to show that any employee, proved to have been dismissed, or to have been penalized, or to have suffered a reduction of wages, was so dismissed, penalized, or reduced for some reason other than for having rendered, or for being liable to render, the personal service required of him, or from attending the camp.

Defence Act s. 135 (1). Penalties for evading drills.

30. Every person who, in any year, without lawful excuse, evades or fails to render the personal service required by this Act shall be guilty of an offence, and shall, in addition to the

liability under section 133 of this Act, be liable to a penalty not exceeding One hundred pounds, and not less than Five pounds.

31. In the case of a Cadet, no penalty shall be recoverable under this section until the end of the year in which he attains the age of eighteen years.

32. Any penalty under, this section may be recovered summarily on the information or complaint of a prescribed officer.

33. In fixing the amount of the penalty, the Court shall have regard to the means of the person offending, and those of his parents.

34. In addition to any penalty imposed, or where the Court is of opinion that the imposition of a penalty would involve undue hardship, in lieu of imposing any penalty the Court may, if it thinks fit, commit the offender to confinement in the custody of any prescribed authority for a time corresponding in duration to the time which, in the opinion of the Court, would be taken up in rendering the personal service required.

35. Any person committed to the custody of a prescribed authority in pursuance of this section, may be detained by that authority at any prescribed institution or place, and while so detained shall be subject to the regulations governing that institution or place, and to training and discipline as prescribed.

36. It shall not be necessary for the confinement to be continuous; but the person having the custody of the offender may, subject to the Regulations, release him for such periods, and call upon him to return to custody at such times as he thinks fit; to the intent that he may follow his occupation, and that the times and periods of his confinement may correspond, as nearly as practicable, with the times and periods which he ought to have occupied in rendering personal service.

37. Any person detained in any prescribed institution or place in pursuance of this section who escapes therefrom, or who, being released from custody, fails to return thereto, may be arrested without warrant by any prescribed person, and taken back to the institution or place, and may, on the application of any prescribed officer, be ordered by any Court of summary jurisdiction to be detained for such additional period not exceeding twenty days as the Court thinks fit to order.

Prescribed authorities, &c.

38. The following shall be the prescribed authorities and persons referred to in section 135 of the Act:—Under subsection (2)—Any District Naval Officer or Sub-district Naval Officer; under sub-sections (4), (5), and (7)—Any District Naval Officer or Sub-District Naval Officer or any Warrant Officer or Petty Officer Instructor.

39. The following shall be the prescribed “institution” or “place” referred to in section 135, sub-section (5) of the Act:—Any ship or training establishment used for naval purposes.

Defence Act s. 136.

40. Every person who, without lawful excuse, evades or fails to render the personal service required by this part, shall, unless and until he has performed equivalent personal service as prescribed, be and remain ineligible for employment of any kind in the Public Service of the Commonwealth.


Defence Act s. 137.

Service in Inter-State ships deemed residence in Australia.

41. All persons employed upon sea-going vessels registered in Australia, or upon vessels engaged wholly or partly in the coastal or Inter-State trade of Australia, shall be subject to the provisions of this Act, and employment upon such vessels in Australian waters shall be deemed residence in Australia.

Persons employed in sea-going vessels, how to enrol.

42. Persons employed in sea-going vessels, as prescribed in section 137 of the Defence Act, shall register in any training area they may elect in the district or town at which the ship is registered, or at which they have signed articles; and if the ship has not been registered, or articles have not been signed in Australia, the persons employed upon such vessels shall register themselves in any training area they may elect.

43. To prevent interference as much as possible with their civil employment, special facilities for drill shall be afforded to Senior Naval Cadets employed in sea-going vessels.

Cadet leaving district.

44. Every Senior Naval Cadet who, by change of residence, is unable to continue his naval training, must notify the Sub-district Naval Officer and return all Government stores in his possession before leaving the district. The Sub-district Naval Officer, in addition to signing for the stores in the duplicate Record Book, will certify that the Naval Cadet has complied with the Regulations, and forward to the Area Officer of the District the duplicate Record Book with an intimation that the Cadet has ceased naval training.

Promotion of cadets.

45. Senior Naval Cadets who have passed the prescribed examination, have served three years, and have shown aptitude and fitness to take charge of a squad, may be rated Petty Officer, or Leading Cadet, with the approval of the District Naval Officer.

Section IV.


Naval Defence Act s. 38.

46. Persons who are liable, under the Defence Act, to be trained in the Junior or Senior Cadets, and who are allotted to the Naval Forces, shall be subject to the Naval Defence Act and Regulations.

47. Cadets, when in uniform, are to pay the customary marks of respect to officers of the Naval and Military Forces.

48. Naval Cadets in camp, or assembled for training, shall be under naval discipline, and subject to the penalties attached thereto.

Assembling under arms.

49. Naval Cadets shall not assemble under arms for any purpose unconnected with parade, drill, or rifle practice, except with the approval of the Director of Naval Reserves.

50. When Naval Cadets are brought together under arms at rifle matches, or other occasions, with the Military Forces on shore, the officer in command of the Naval Cadets shall take care that every person under his command complies with the Regulations of the Military Forces, relative to the camp or ground on which they may be.

Use of intoxicating liquors and tobacco.

51. It shall be an offence for a Senior Cadet to have in his possession any intoxicating liquor, cigarettes, or material for making same, when in uniform, on duty, or in any place used for naval purposes; nor shall any Senior Cadet be permitted, under the like circumstances, to use tobacco in any form, or

have it in his possession, unless the parent or guardian of such Cadet has notified his consent in writing to the District Naval Officer or Sub-district Naval Officer.

Inspections of Senior Naval Cadets.

52. The various districts of the Senior Naval Cadets will be inspected annually by the Director of Naval Reserves, or by an officer deputed by him, and also, at least once a year, by the District Naval Officer, or officer deputed by him.

53. The purposes of these inspections shall be to ascertain—

(a) Efficiency in training, discipline, and internal economy;

(b) Condition of clothing, arms, and equipment, and whether all books and records are correctly kept.

Record books to be produced when required.

54. Senior Cadets shall produce their Record Books whenever called upon to do so by superior authority, and failure to do so shall constitute a naval offence.

55. Record Books, if lost, may be replaced, on the authority of the District Naval Officer, on payment by the Senior Cadet of a sum of Two shillings, which shall be remitted to the District Naval Paymaster.

56. Senior Naval Cadets in the year in which they attain the age of eighteen years shall transfer automatically to the Naval Reserve (o) (Adult).

Section V.

Uniform Clothing.

Uniforms—Scale of issue of.

57. Uniform clothing will be supplied gratuitously by the Government, and be of approved naval pattern and colour. Cap ribbons shall bear the inscription “H.M.A. Naval Reserve.”

58. Each Senior Naval Cadet, on first enrolment, shall be supplied with the following outfit:—


Blue serge suits,


White caps,


White duck suit,


Straw hat,




Cap ribbons,


Silk handkerchief,







59. Serge suits may be issued, one on enrolment, and the second after twelve months’ service. At the beginning of the third year’s training there shall also be issued a third blue serge suit, one flannel, one white cap, and one cap ribbon.

60. All uniform clothing shall remain the property of the Government.

Care of uniform.

61. Senior Naval Cadets will be held responsible for the proper care and preservation of their uniform; fair wear and tear will be allowed, but any loss, &c., due to neglect shall be made good at the expense of the Cadet.

Uniforms— when to be worn

62. Uniforms shall be worn at all musters and drills.

63. The wearing of uniforms is prohibited except when on naval duty, or when proceeding to or from drills.

64. Cadets are forbidden to appear partly in uniform and partly in civilian dress.

Clothing inspection.

65. As soon as possible after they have been supplied with clothing, Cadets shall be inspected in uniform. Should any article of the uniform clothing be then found to be misfitting or unsatisfactory, it is to be returned at once to the storekeeper of the district, accompanied by a statement showing in what respect the garment is faulty. No question of misfit, faulty make, &c., shall be allowed to be raised after ten days from date of issue.

Badges for Cadets.

Badge of efficiency.

66. A “badge of efficiency” shall be worn by Cadets who have been returned as efficient in the last annual return. This badge shall consist of a chevron of waved white braid on blue uniforms, and blue braid on white uniforms, and shall be worn on the right arm midway between the elbow and the wrist, the point of the chevron being toward the elbow.

Badges—Signal ratings.

67. Signal ratings shall wear signal badges on the right arm midway between the elbow and the point of the shoulder, as follows:—

Ordinary Signalman—Crossed flags.

Signalman—Crossed flags with one star above.

Badges for good shooting.

68. Badges for good shooting shall be worn under the same conditions as for the Permanent Naval Forces, viz.:—

1st Class Marksman—Crossed rifles, star above.

2nd Class Marksman—Crossed rifles.

3rd Class Marksman—Single rifle.

Badges, general.

69. These badges shall be worn only during the year (1st July to 30th June) in which a Cadet qualifies as an efficient signalman or rifle shot.

70. Signal and marksmen’s badges shall be white worsted on blue, and blue worsted on white, uniforms.

Section VI.

Arms, Accoutrements, and Ammunition.

Arms, accoutrements, &c.

71. The following arms and accoutrements will be provided for each Senior Naval Cadet:—




Waist Belt and Frog,


Protector for sight,


Pair Gaiters,




Kit Bag,




Pull through.

72. The rifle shall be of cadet pattern for Cadets under sixteen years, and of .303 pattern for Cadets over that age.

73. Every Cadet, on receiving his arms and accoutrements, shall sign a receipt for same in a General Issue Book kept for that purpose by the Sub-district Naval Officer.

74. Every rifle and set of leather gear issued to a sub-district shall bear a number by which such rifle and gear must be registered, and a record thereof shall be kept both at head quarters of the district and in the Record Book provided for each sub-district.

Arms to be returned after drill.

75. After drills arms shall be deposited in the armoury of the sub-district. Subject to the approval of the District Naval Officer, Sub-district Naval Officers may grant permission to Cadets over sixteen years to take their rifles home when required for rifle club practice, or for a guard of honour, but the rifles shall be returned immediately after the guard, or completion of such practice.

Arms—Damage to.

76. In the event of arms or equipment being damaged by accident or carelessness, a report shall be sent at once to the District Naval Officer by the Sub-district Naval Officer, detailing the circumstances, and the damaged article shall be forwarded to the storekeeper at head-quarters, if repairs cannot be effected locally. The cost of repairing arms, if damaged wilfully or by neglect, together with the cost of transit, may be charged against the person responsible.

77. Rifles are not to be tampered with, but should the mechanism be faulty, or an obstruction occur in the barrel, the fact is to be at once reported to the Instructor, who will take the necessary steps.

Rifles—Care in handling

78. Rifles are at all times to be handled with care, and sight protectors must always be used when not at target practice or at drill.

79. Arms are to be cleaned and, before and after use of ball or blank cartridge, inspected by an officer, or by one of the Instructional Staff. They are also to be inspected when at rifle practice before leaving each range.

Free ammunition.

80. Free ammunition will be issued to districts as follows: —

150 rounds of ball cartridge,

220 rounds of Morris tube,

20 rounds of 1-in. aiming,

10 rounds of blank,

for every Cadet borne on the rolls at the end of the training year.

Ammunition—Charge of.

81. Each Sub-district Naval Officer is to arrange for a secure place for the custody of the ammunition in his charge.

82. When ammunition is forwarded to a sub-district, the Sub-district Naval Officer shall be responsible for the unexpended balance; an annual return of such balance shall be rendered to the District Naval Officer.

83. On every occasion when ball or blank cartridges have been used, all unexpended rounds shall be collected from the Cadets’ pouches immediately after the firing has ceased and given into the charge of one of the Instructional Staff for return to store.

Firing to take place under proper supervision.

84. No Morris tube, ball, or other practice shall be carried out unless there is a properly qualified officer or an Instructor in charge, who will be held personally responsible that the instructions laid down in the Rifle and Field Exercises for His Majesty’s Fleet (latest date) are strictly adhered to.

85. Cadets shall not be used as markers or look-out men.

Medical officer to be present during firing.

86. A medical officer shall always be present when ball cartridge is being used at a range other than a miniature one, and practice shall not be commenced until a medical officer is on the ground.

Section VII.


Stores—Charge of.

87. The Sub-district Naval Officer shall have the custody of all stores on charge in a sub-district, and shall be responsible for due care and preservation of same, and he shall keep a clear and accurate account of every article placed under his charge or issued by him.

88. Stock shall be taken by actual tally at least once in each year, or when specially ordered by the Director of Naval Reserves.

89. Requisitions, &c., for stores shall be as laid down for the Naval Reserves, and shall be governed by the Regulations of the same.

Mess traps.

90. Mess traps of approved pattern to 75 per cent. of the authorized establishment shall be provided and kept in store.

91. Mess traps include mess kettles (1 for 12 cadets), meat dishes (2 for 12 cadets), mug, plate, knife, fork, and spoon. Mugs and plates to be enamelled. Cooking set (boiler and steamer) 1 for 12 cadets. Tents of approved pattern, if other accommodation is not available, shall be kept in store for 30 per cent. of the authorized establishment of cadets, allowing six cadets to each tent; also waterproof sheets for 50 per cent. of authorized establishment.

Section VIII.


Cadets not to be supplied with intoxicants.

92. Cadets shall not, in any circumstances, be served with any intoxicating liquor, nor shall they be permitted to enter any canteen where such may be sold or supplied.

Section IX.


Rations—Issue of.

93. Rations will be issued to Cadets at the same scale and of equal quality as for the Naval Reserve (m).

94. Rations shall be considered as issued to a mess, and not to individuals, and the mess shall be responsible for the correct distribution of the provisions to its members

Rations—Inspection of.

95. Perishable rations, such as meat, &c., shall be inspected and passed by one of the Instructional Staff, who will cause them to be weighed in the presence of the person making delivery. Should the supply be in excess of the order, the surplus shall be at once returned to the person making delivery. Should the supply be short of the amount demanded, the fact shall be at once reported to the senior officer present, who will take the necessary action.

96. If perishable rations are found to be of inferior quality and unfit for use, they shall be returned at once to the person making delivery, the fact being reported immediately to the senior officer present for further action.


97 The senior officer, in the above circumstances, may issue an order for an amount equal to that refused to be procured from the nearest source of supply, and shall report by letter at once to the District Naval Officer that he has done so.

98. The contractor or person supplying the provisions shall furnish a statement with every supply of provisions, which will be signed by the person inspecting and receiving the same, and delivered to the contractor or his agent.

99. All bags containing supplies shall be at once returned to the person making delivery.

Provision book

100. A provision book shall be kept, in which the nature and weight of provisions shall be entered immediately they are received. The entries should be verified and initialed by the inspecting Petty Officer.

Section X.


Petty Officers.

101. Candidates for promotion to rating of Petty Officer must have passed the examination for Leading Cadet, have served for not less than 6 (six) months in that rating, and have shown aptitude in taking charge of and drilling a squad.

Leading Cadet.

102. Candidates for rating of Leading Cadet must have served not less than three years, and have the following qualifications:—

Q.F. and Machine Guns.

A general knowledge of the nomenclature of the principal parts of the gun.

Able to perform the duties of any number at the gun.

Able to drill a gun’s crew, correcting mistakes, but without detail.

Field Exercise.

(a) Knowledge of the different parts of a rifle.

(b) Able to perform any duty in the ranks of a squad in an efficient manner, and to give instruction in squad drill.

(c) Able to perform the duties of section leader with a company.


(a) Know by sight and be able to fit any fuze in which he has been instructed.

(b) Know by sight the different projectiles and their distinguishing marks.

(c) Able to fire a signal rocket, lights, and port-fire.



(a) Able to pull a good oar.

(b) Able to steer and sail a boat.

(c) Able to use the hand lead and know the marks and deeps.

(d) Able to make ordinary splices and bends, hitches, &c., in rope other than wire.

Ordinary Signalman.

103. Candidates for Ordinary Signalman must be qualified as follows:—

(a) Able to write and spell well.

(b) Knowledge of the flags of the naval and commercial codes, and able to make easy hoists.

(c) Able to give and take messages by Morse and semaphore.


104. Candidates for Signalman must be qualified as follows:—

(a) Able to write and spell well.

(b) A good knowledge of the naval and commercial codes, semaphore, Morse, by flag and lamp. Able to make and read signals from the signal book.

Section XI.


105. A Commissioned or Warrant Officer shall be in charge of each sub-district. Warrant or Chief Petty Officers shall also be attached to districts and sub-districts for instructional purposes.



106. Every three years Instructors will be required to go through a re-qualifying course at a Naval Gunnery School.

Warrant Officers (instructors).

Warrant or Chief Warrant Officers (Instructors) will be selected from the Petty Officers of the Permanent Naval Forces who have qualified for the duties of Instructors, and who have passed the prescribed examination for Warrant Officers, and who are specially recommended.

Petty Officers (Instructors).

107. Appointments as Chief Petty Officer [Instructors] for instruction of Naval Cadets will be made from suitable Petty Officers of the Permanent Naval Forces or other qualified persons.

Sub-district Naval Officers (Duty of).


108. Sub-district Naval Officers shall be responsible, under the District Naval Officer, that all drills are carried out according to the authorized Drill Manual, and orders issued.


109. They shall be in charge of, and held responsible for, all arms, accoutrements, and stores which are on charge to their sub-district.


Books and forms to be kept.

110. They shall make out requisitions for stores, uniforms, and all requirements for their sub-districts, and forward them to the head quarters of the district. They shall keep the following books and forms for their sub-district:—

N.C. 1. Cadet Register,

N.C. 2. Transfer Sheets,

N.C. 3. Roll Book,

N.C. 4. General Issue Book,

N.C. 5. Store Ledger,

N.C. 6. Register of Rifles,

N.C. 7. Expenditure Book,

N.C. 8. Drill Record Book,

N.C. 9. Certificates of medical examinations,

N.C. 10. Strength Return,

N.C. 11. Monthly return of drills.

N.C. 12. Efficiency return of sub-district,

N.C. 13. Summary of rifle practice,

N.C. 14. Register of individual practice,

N.C. 15. Register of target practice,

N.C. 16. Register of skirmishing, volley and attack practice,

N.C. 17. Gun practice,

N.C. 18. Record of Service Book,

N.C. 19. Duplicate Record of Service Book.

111. They shall be responsible for all books and correspondence in their respective sub-districts, but may utilize their staff as requisite to assist them in clerical work.

Returns to be rendered.

112. The following returns shall be rendered to their District Naval Officer by Sub-district Naval Officers:—

Form No.


When to be forwarded.

N.C. 9..........

Certificates of medical examinations

1st of each month

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Efficiency return of sub-district

3rd of July annually

N.C. 14........

Return of Musketry course...........................

Annually when course is completed

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Gun practice.................................................

At termination of practice


Petty cash expenditure return

As directed by paymaster

Store ledger.

113. The store ledger shall be corrected to date, and balanced at end of each financial year for survey.

Postage book.

114. A postage book shall be kept, in which the receipt and expenditure of postage stamps on letters and telegrams are to be recorded.

Examination of books.

115. All books shall be produced for examination at the annual inspections of the Director of Naval Reserves and the District Naval Officer.


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