A Brief Outline of Discharge As Of Right (UK)

Outline All British Army entrants under the age of 18 are permitted to Discharge As Of Right (DAOR) after 28 days having given 14 days’ notice, up until their 18th birthday. After completing the first six months of Service, the individual will leave directly after the 14 days’ notice period. From six months until their… Read More

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Conducting a Post-Discharge Job Search

Introduction Are you getting jittery about finding gainful employment after leaving military service? Every year, thousands of former service members find themselves thrust into the civilian economy with many curiosities ahead of them. While it is helpful that the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers a one-day employment preparation workshop for all transitioning service… Read More

What was the Comrades of the Great War?

Introduction The Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 as an association to represent the rights of ex-service men and women who had served or had been discharged from service during World War I. Background Comrades of The Great War was one of the original four ex-service associations that amalgamated on Sunday 15… Read More

What is Demobilisation?

Introduction Demobilisation is the process of standing down a nation’s armed forces from combat-ready status. Background This may be as a result of victory in war, or because a crisis has been peacefully resolved and military force will not be necessary. The opposite of demobilisation is mobilisation. Forceful demobilisation of a defeated enemy is called… Read More

Compulsory Discharge & Changes to Resettlement Packages

Personnel handed compulsory discharges will now receive a full resettlement package in line with their years served. Previously, personnel shown the door had their entitlements slashed to the lowest possible level – irrespective of how long they had been in the ranks. But in a change of policy, the Ministry of Defence said it recognised… Read More

Medical Discharge due to Multiple Sclerosis for the UK Armed Forces between 1995 and 2017

Between 01 April 1995 and 31 March 2017, a total of 161 personnel were medically discharged with a principal of contributory cause of multiple sclerosis. What is Multiple Scleroris? Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or the spinal cord and associated especially with partial or complete… Read More

What is the Number of UK Regular Armed Forces Personnel who have been Discharged due to a Spinal Injury (2001 to 2014)?

Between 01 January 2001 and 31 December 2014: 23,558 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged, Of which a minimum of 44 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged with a principal or contributory cause of “spinal injury”. Of these, a minimum of 12 personnel were also medically discharged with a cause of “paralysis from injury”. Points… Read More