- 11-06-2012, 17:59 #1
Rank in perpetuity ?
As I understand some rank stays with you upon retirement to my belief it was anything above the rank of Major.
Can anyone give me the definitive answer on this.
I am in the unfortunate position of working with someone who recently turned up in CS95 to a fundraiser but he just doesn't quite fit the bill. Its concerning me as he is potentially going to scupper a really decent civvie blokes efforts to raise money for some cracking charities.
I am at a loss, I generally get the feeling the guy is ex serving just over egging the pudding, I am sure with best intentions of raising money for charity but I am sure you all know it has the possibility of bringing very bad press.Insert Witty Comment
- 11-06-2012, 18:05 #2
If he is retired, why is he wearing uniform? Regt tie and suit perhaps, but uniform seems odd.E-Tool counselling;
When E-Mailing isn't enough.
(Curtesy of Goldbricker).
- 11-06-2012, 18:09 #3
My thoughts exactly, getting mixed stories about being in the TA, Then was told he had left the TA lots of vagueness and mixed messages, I might just ring his TA lot and say thanks for letting him come and see what they say.Insert Witty Comment
- 11-06-2012, 18:11 #4
Captain is the lowest retireable rank."Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself, and let the troops see that you don't in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Always be tactful and well-mannered and teach your subordinates to do the same. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide."
- Field Marshall Erwin Rommel
- 11-06-2012, 18:13 #5Silence may be golden, but duct tape is more effective, and that comes in silver......
"It's not the bullet that's got my name on it that concerns me; it's all them other ones flyin' around marked 'To Whom It May Concern.'" -Unknown
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- 11-06-2012, 18:15 #6
You were an over promoted recruit!!!"Be an example to your men, in your duty and in private life. Never spare yourself, and let the troops see that you don't in your endurance of fatigue and privation. Always be tactful and well-mannered and teach your subordinates to do the same. Avoid excessive sharpness or harshness of voice, which usually indicates the man who has shortcomings of his own to hide."
- Field Marshall Erwin Rommel
- 11-06-2012, 18:15 #7
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- Sitting in the office on my shiny backside, drinking a brew and surfing on ARRSE
- 11-06-2012, 18:18 #8
My understanding is once you reach what is known as 'Field Rank' which is Major and above you can use the title after retirement as long as rtd appears somewhere.
In practice I'm only aware of Col and above using it.'Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear'?
- 11-06-2012, 18:27 #9
I've met a few wankers who still feel the need to be referred to as 'Major', even though their deadwood regular commissioned careers ended way before they were pensioned. They used to be found en masse in Bde HQs and training establishments trying to relive what they never actually had. There's one who haunts this site.
- 11-06-2012, 18:30 #10
I once saw a car badge saying "Once a Sapper, always a Sapper - Hurrah for the CRE". So if you were ever in the Enjo's you could call yourself Spr (Retd) - probably.
Although your postie would think you were a bit of a twat.Politically correct doesn't mean morally correct