Army Number

#1
I joined in 1979 and and my number began with 24, what years did the first two numbers change i.e. when did 28 start and end.

I ask because I know someone who claims to be ex para who has constantly refused to state his number but the other day quoted his number 28**** but would'nt say the last two and would'nt say why.


Regards
John
 
#3
slopsjon said:
I joined in 1979 and and my number began with 24, what years did the first two numbers change i.e. when did 28 start and end.

I ask because I know someone who claims to be ex para who has constantly refused to state his number but the other day quoted his number 28**** but would'nt say the last two and would'nt say why.


Regards
John
I don't think 28 numbers have started yet. All will become clear by the power of ARRSE!
 
#5
EX_STAB said:
slopsjon said:
I joined in 1979 and and my number began with 24, what years did the first two numbers change i.e. when did 28 start and end.

I ask because I know someone who claims to be ex para who has constantly refused to state his number but the other day quoted his number 28**** but would'nt say the last two and would'nt say why.


Regards
John
I don't think 28 numbers have started yet. All will become clear by the power of ARRSE!
I can't imagine 28 numbers have started yet either. If slopshon joined in '79 and had a 24 number, and I joined in 1966 and my first four are 2406, it means that this geezer either really is from the future, or he's a fückin' Walt.

MsG
 

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#7
Guys currently going through Phase 2 at my location are now into 252xxxxx.

Your 28xxxxxx bloke is either a liar, a walt, a simpleton, or all three.
 
#9
I joined 'brats' in 1975 and my first four .......... 2436 ...... but strangely my elder brother joined a year before me, his first four....... 2437...... aint got a clue on the 28 scenario but, going on simple mathematics it would mean that over 3.5 million people have joined up since me.......start asking his Parachute Regiment service history, I'm sure there are a few experts about to feed you decent searching questions......'out the walt'.
 
#12
However, a lad I knew joined the army, lets call him smudger and had his army number learned as 225*****

The conversation went like this:

ME: Mate, 225 isn't your service number

SMUDGE: It is

ME: It ******* isn't, my Grandads is 225, Centurion was a rank etc etc.

SMUDGE: Oh......

Turns out, it was a misprint on his docs. So these things are not unheard of. He probably is a walt though!.

Prae
 
#16
Chuzu said:
how old would he have to be an ex officer with a 28 number?
Probably a WW1 vet - my dad's is 52 from 1966 (they have less digits than ORs) his OR number was 254 from 1945 (but only 7 digits to the 8 of ORs today).

Ask this Para tw@ting walt about his regt history and the colour of the Bns DZ flashes, easiest way to show up the cnut!
 
#18
Chuzu said:
how old would he have to be an ex officer with a 28 number?
Having worked in the APC for a while I'd recon said gent would be a fossil &/or neanderthal to have a number that starts 28---- ATM the vast majority of 49 / 48's are pushing thier 60's , in the next 5 - 10 years all h'offisahs will be numbers beggining with a 5 .


Sorry been tw@ing around lurking for a bit , actually seen i could contribute here! Hilarious forum gents , alerted me to the fact that not everyone in the military is a 40 + boring get ;)
 
#20
I know this has nothing to do with the subject directly, but what happens to the numbers of recruits who fail to make the grade, or are discharged after a few weeks for some other reason? Are these numbers reissued to subsequent recruits?

MsG