Can I keep my married quarter after posting to another location?

Discussion in 'Army Pay, Claims & JPA' started by Bodacious, Feb 19, 2012.

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  1. I don't want to move house so my intention was to live in the Mess where I'm posted to and come back to the married quarter at weekends, but will D.E. normally let people stay in their quarter in this instance? Is there a process whereby I apply to keep the quarter after I'm assigned elswhere?
  2. I was under the impression that people are normally only allowed to retain their quarters for reasons like children in their GCSE year at school and similar things.
  3. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    You can always ask, but the system calls people like that 'cuckoos'.

    You'll probably need a good reason and there would need to be slack in the demand.
  4. As stated, you can ask but in order to have any chance you would normally need strong reasons, normally linked with kids' education. Also depends on the availability of quarters at the place you wish to retain it. If there are loads empty, you may have a better chance.