A PERSONAL HISTORY OF
THE ROYAL GREENWICH OBSERVATORY
AT HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE, 1948-1990

By George A. Wilkins

APPENDIX C   STAFF STRUCTURE AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Appendix C contains much general information about the grading of staff and such matters as hours of work, travel on duty and training. In addition it has a section about the role of women that includes brief notes about the careers of about two dozen of them. There are also lists of the honours awarded to staff, of marriages between members of the staff, and of the deaths of staff in service and later.

C.1 The staff of RGO before the move
C.1.1   The staff in 1946
C.1.2The new structure of the Scientific Civil Service
C.2 General staff conditions
C.3 The Whitley Councils and trade union activities
C.3.1Whitley Councils to 1965
C.3.2Trade Union activities from 1965
C.4 Women in the RGO at Herstmonceux Castle
C.4.1Appointments
C.4.2Observing
C.4.3Sports and social activities
C.4.4Marriages
C.4.5Notes on some individuals
C.5 Staff conditions in more detail
C.5.1Hours and leave
C.5.2Home-to-duty transport
C.5.3Travel and subsistence on duty
C.5.4Attendance at RAS meetings
C.5.5Foreign service allowance
C.6 Staff training
C.7 Long-service staff
C.8 Honours
C.8.1Civil honours
C.8.2Scientific and technical awards
C.9 Duty overseas
C.10 Vacation students
C.11 Sandwich students and short-term appointments
C.11.1In NAO
C.11.2In other departments
C.12 List of marriages between RGO staff
C.13 Deaths of RGO staff
C.13.1Deaths of RGO staff while in service after 1948
C.13.2Deaths of staff who retired or transferred, 1948 to 1998
C.13.3Deaths of former RGO staff after closure (from November 1998)
C.14 Notes on individuals

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