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Army Reserve Retirement Age and Pension

I will be applying to the Army Reserve early next year. I am curious what the age is for mandatory retirement and how attractive are the pension benefits?

Apparently not too strong...

The pension will almost certainly not be enough for you to retire on, so I wouldn’t join for that reason alone. Even those with a few years in are not expecting more than a slap up meal out of it. You need to spend 2 years in uniform to qualify and rack it up based upon the days done, I think at 1/70th of your pay, so for a Tom you’ll get about 70p a day towards it. After about 5 years on the scheme I was looking at approx £500. Better than a slap in the face but enough to pay for a week of a buxom nurse to wipe my arse and little more. It won’t kick in until the age of 60. More info below



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Its 60 btw.