Advice ref: 'red book'

#1
Hello, i am wondering if someone can answer my question please. I know that you no longer get red books when leaving, but who writes your testamonial? My hubby has been told to write his own by his YoS. Is this right?
 
#3
Chain of Command write the testimonial and he'll get a naff JPA print out in lieu of the old Red Book.


Edited: Complete Fucktard spelling error.
 
#4
He aint complaining lol.....he is going to do just that.
An A4 piece of paper after 22 years is a bit naff though isnt it......looking forward to being a civvy.
 
#5
His CO is supposed to write it, if he's lucky. If not, it'll never be written especially if he was unfortunate to have a sea hat who resembled Harry Potter. The skinny 4-eyed ******* wretch.
 
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#6
He aint complaining lol.....he is going to do just that.
An A4 piece of paper after 22 years is a bit naff though isnt it......looking forward to being a civvy.
Just what use do you think the red book was?
 
#9
I am the one that works with sea hats and bootnecks....he is lucky lol....joking......they are a good bunch really, well most of them!
 
#11
My Red Book lied like a cheap Chinese Tick Tock, it said I was a 'Credit to my Corps,
who would be sadly missed by all who knew me"
Is that why they pushed my car up the A38 from Barton Mills with a fcuking MK?

Not only that, there was no mention of my time in the 'Det' or the time spent with
'THEM' especially the controlling of the uprising in Bangkok and Pattaya.
When we were in charge of 'Walking Street' every cnut ran.
 
#13
I just had to supply a list of bullet points of where I'd been and what I'd done over the last 22 years. My CO then wrote it and the end result was quite good.

Berlin
 
#14
Mine was "written" by the OC LAD at the time. The same self obsessed moron who caused me to sign off! turned out to be as useful as the proverbial 'motorcycle ashtray' and was binned on the way out of the gate!
 
#15
Written by the LE Sys Eng, the biggest brown nosed jack **** I ever had the misfortune to work for (He had also been my ASM). "I'm a Corps Rugby player, it's the only sport worth playing. What's that Colonel, you are a Hockey man? I love hockey, allow me to coerce the Wksp into joining your Regimental Hockey Team." Also the reason for signing off when I did.

My Red Book has never been used for anything remotely useful, the write up inside doesn't reflect the trade/ role/ or responsibility of my service. WOFTAM.

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#16
hmm, as someone who gained there ls+gc sans presentation i am failry confident that both the citation and the red book write up were left in the same intray under a pile of other tasks for the guy who had enough and walked out leaving his id card on the desk and a not saying "i quit" having done 27 years and just finding out he hadnt been paid for the last month......


i guess it depends on the CoC within the unit but most of the people i knew wrote there own cr's/sjars and citations which got retouched by there OC and signed off by there CO, funny really i was asked to submit mine 3 days before it was read out to me by my CO, the doss **** hadnt even fixed the spelling's just copied it straight out of the email and pasted it into hte report....
 

Boldnotold

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
My Red Book has never been used for anything remotely useful, the write up inside doesn't reflect the trade/ role/ or responsibility of my service. WOFTAM.

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RD I hope you never have to call upon it, but in my work as a SSAFA Caseworker, a Red Book is a quick and easy way to establish that a person actually served. That can speed up our ability to help either the person or their widow(er).

Slightly off topic, but please don't throw it away!
 
#18
Its never been of any use to me; no one has ever asked for it, I doubt that - other than one former RSigs Lt Col - any line manager in any organisation I have worked for has even known of its existence. There again, the bloody thing is inaccurate anyway. According to Glasgow, I qualified as a Construction Materials Technician in Oct 1985. Well thats 11years backpay at T-rates, please.
 
#19
RD I hope you never have to call upon it, but in my work as a SSAFA Caseworker, a Red Book is a quick and easy way to establish that a person actually served. That can speed up our ability to help either the person or their widow(er).

Slightly off topic, but please don't throw it away!
surely that really cheap looking spva certificate to comemerate service or its equaly cheap looking lapel badge would prove service, that or a medal since the number rank name are all printed on them, i understand the redbook idea but given a lot of people never actually received one its a bit of an oddity. to be honest apart from the payment records on my bank account showing the pension income from xafinity i doubt i have anything that would prove my service
 

Boldnotold

LE
Book Reviewer
#20
Not many Korea, Aden or Palestine vets have the SPVA Certificates, nano. ;-)

No need to start an argument, I was only trying to suggest that the book has at least one use! There are several ways of identifying who has served and who is pretending. Some take longer, which means people might have to wait for much-needed help. A Red Book makes it quick and easy.
 

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