STANDING ORDERS FOR THE FORTRESS OF HALIFAX, N.S.
1908
FORTRESS STANDING ORDERS.


SECTION X. - AMMUNITION, DISTRICT PAY OFFICE.

AMMUNITION.

201.     A red flag will be hoisted on board any lighter or other vessel when explosives are on board.

    A vessel containing explosives must be towed behind and not alongside a tug.

202.     In the event of any cartridges being found defective, C.O's will forward them to the C.O.O., with a report stating in what manner they are defective, and the marking of the box from which the defective ones were taken, i.e., the number of batch, number of box and date of manufacture. If possible, the box from which the defective cartridges were taken is to be forwarded.

    To ensure that the oldest date of manufacture of ammunition is used up first, O's.C. will, when submitting indents, cause to be inserted on the back of it, the date of manufacture of ammunition in their possession.

203.     Applications for ammunition for private practice and shooting matches made under the equipment regulations, will show the number actually to fire in the competition, and the quantity of ammunition prevoiusly drawn.

204.     A certificate signed by an officer stating:- (l) that the empty fired cartridge cases have been carefully examined; (2) that they are free from grit and dirt; (3) that there are no loaded cartridges with them, is to be placed in each package containing fired cases returned to the Canadian Ordnance Department.

205.     An accurate account is to be kept of all ball ammunition issued. Each soldier will be required to return through the officer commanding his squadron or company, to the quartermaster of his corps, the same number of rounds or fired cases as were issued to him on parade.

    Small arm ammunition on charge of Units will be inspected annually by the Chief Ordnance Officer or officer detailed by him.

DISTRICT PAY OFFICE.

206.     Claims are to be sent in not later than the 20th of the month. Pay sheet vouchers in duplicate. All pay lists and vouchers should be rendered duly signed and receipted.

207.     All sums due to the public on account of barrack or engineer damages, stores, clothing, &e., on payment or otherwise, except those credited to the public through the pay sheets of the N.C.O's. and men of corps, will be paid into the hands of the Command Paymaster. together with the necessary distribution of charges, at least two day's before the end of the month in which the claim is made.

208.     The money required for payment of companies of R.C.G.A.and R.C.E. Regiments, and detachments of corps in garrison, will be issued weekly in accordance with the financial instructions, the last payment being made on the last day of the month unless such day falls on a Sunday, when issue will be made the day previous.

209.     Public money should be paid into the district pay office to a commissioned officer, who will give a receipt for it. It should on no account be sent by orderlies or messengers, and handed over to any subordinate. Money intended to be handed over to some other person will not be paid to, nor will cheques be drawn in favour of, subordinates, military or civilian. Any relaxation of this order must have the sanction of the G.O.C., M.P.

210.     The hours for cash transactions are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., from Mondays to Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturdays.

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