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

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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

What is the Number of UK Regular Armed Forces Personnel Discharged Due To Epilepsy (2010-2017)?

The Statistics Between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2017, 134 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged with a principal condition of epilepsy. On 01 January 2018, 292 serving UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were identified with epilepsy. Between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2017 there were no serving/ex-serving Armed Forces personnel awarded… Read More

British Army Recruitment & Temperamental Unsuitability

Research Paper Title Issues In Temperamental Unsuitability Re-Examining Concepts And Current Practice In The British Army. Abstract Currently, in the UK military, and particularly in the Army, a significant number of personnel are regularly discharged on the grounds of being assessed as “Temperamentally Unsuitable (TU) for military duties”, under Queen’s Regulations (QRs): (Army) 9.414 and 9.434 (1). In the last two years (2001-2003), preliminary… Read More

Research: Unfit for Service

Research Paper Title Unfit for Further Service: Trends in Medical Discharge from the British Army 1861-1998. Abstract Military service requires individuals who are free from ill-health and who are physically and mentally robust, and throughout history those who have become unfit for service have been discharged on medical grounds. This paper used published historical records… Read More