Another LS & GC Question

#1
Quick question about the LS & GC. Obviously it's 15 years service, it this 15 years from when you joined if you were adult entry or is it 15 years from your 18th birthday? Just after a bit of clarification. Cheers for any sensible answers back.
 
#10
Makes sense that it would start from aged 18.

It used to be a requirement that Boy Soldiers/Junior Soldiers would have their existing Regimental Conduct Sheets destroyed when going into adult service, so they would literally, start with a clean sheet.

One result of that was, I suppose, that any ex-boy with the required two and a half year's service could put up a 'dodger tape' and no one could challenge its validity.
 
#15
[pedant]I believe it's actually from 17½.[/pedant]
I can't speak for today's situation but formerly, while adult pay kicked in from seventeen and a half, reckonable service started from eighteen.

Anyone joining prior to age eighteen would expect to serve until the day before their (xx) birthday, depending on the length of their engagement.
 
#20
Well, looking at the link above, it would appear that I am indeed wrong. So I shall humbly shut the **** up, apologise for gobbing off, and sit quietly in the corner! Harrrumph.
It'wernt like that in my day :) - had to do 18 years from 18th birthday to get it - but I also stand corrected by someone who knows better than I about how things are done today - I shall also now shut the **** up on the subject and contemplate my navel, through a mirror of course as thats the only way I can actually see it.
 

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