Purpose of the Type S Engagement The British Army uses the Type S engagement for all officer pre-career service and in some cases to afford Army Reserve soldiers an opportunity for Regular service. Direct Entry Officers All those who are not in Regular service are attested to a Type S engagement on entry to the… Read More
The major elements of terms of service policy have been put into one publication. Soldier Terms of Service has information on engagements, promotion, assignments, transfers and career opportunities. It is available now on Defence Connect. Reference Soldier. (2020) Terms Made Simple. Soldier: Magazine of the British Army. August 2020, pp.14.
1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the types of engagement available in the British Army, specifically the Regular Army. 2.0 What are the Types of Engagement? Personnel in the Regular force of the British Army can be enlisted on one of the following types of engagement: Short Service; Versatile; and/or Local Service. 3.0 … Read More
“We always prefer war on our terms to peace on someone else’s.” Unknown
The criteria for personnel to convert from a 22-year Open Engagement (OE) to a 24-year Versatile Engagement (VEng), or longer term of service, varies according to the needs of the individual arm/service and branch of military service. The exact criteria for each can be found in this document: FOI – Terms of Service, 22 Year… Read More