Pension: Regulars Rejoining As Reserves

Regulars who rejoin as a Reserve will see their pension abated. This applies to those on Full-time Reserve Service (FTRS) (AFPRB, 2018, p.20). Further, Reservists are expected to leave the Service at age 55 but the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 15 does not pay out until age (AFPRB, 2018). However, there is a practice that… Read More

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Are Reservists Entitled to Use Military Medical & Dental Care?

“However, one of the most frequent complaints we heard again this year, particularly for those on Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS), was that they did not qualify for military medical and dental care.” (AFPRB, 2018, p.20). Reference AFPRB (Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body). (2018) Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body Forty-Seventh Report 2018. Available from World… Read More

Types of Reserve Service in the UK Armed Forces

What are the Types of Reserve Service? There are different types of Reserve Forces that are authorised by the Reserve Forces Act 1996 (RFA 96). In accordance with RFA 96, the Reserve Forces consist of: Volunteer Reserve Forces: Volunteers who accept an annual training commitment and a liability for call out for permanent service. The… Read More

What is the Naval Careers Service (NCS)?

What is the Naval Careers Service (NCS)? The NCS plays a vital and respected role helping to nationally recruit the right number of suitably committed and capable young people to join the Naval Service: Royal Navy; Royal Marines; RM Band Service; Maritime Reserve Forces; and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). What is the Role of the… Read More