Can you get extended leave without pay these days?

#1
My sister's lad came back from Afghan last year and he has been a bit of a pratt since he got back and his bird has given him the heave ho.

His dad is a bell end and not much use to man or beast.

He is now obviously even more depressed than before.

I am tempted to suggest that he comes over to OZ on a working holiday visa for a few months to work for me and get his head together.

Is the Army likely to give hom leave without pay as I reckon a few months in the sun, shagging himself silly with the Aussie birds will do him the power of good.

Is extended leave without pay an option?
 
#2
There is a mechanism to get leave of absence, a gap year, for want of a better expression. However, I have never seen it utilised.
 
#4
It used to be advertised in the 'better in than out' leaflet, ask him to check w ith his RCMO.
 
#5
'Why do you want to take a year out?'
'So I can go to my Uncles' house in Australia, and get **** faced for 6 months'
'Are you on glue? You can have time off for personal development not a beercall'

Just what I heard, thats all. Don't ask don't get
Oh and Afghan is a dog (Pedant mode)
 
#6
'Why do you want to take a year out?'
'So I can go to my Uncles' house in Australia, and get **** faced for 6 months'
'Are you on glue? You can have time off for personal development not a beercall'

Just what I heard, thats all. Don't ask don't get
Oh and Afghan is a dog (Pedant mode)

Yes, dress it up as more than a year on the lash and gash, though!

Afghan is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation for The 'stan.
PG?
Uncle's( pedant mode!):)
 
#9
It could mean that indeed. However, it also means 'that which belongs to the uncle'. Singular possessive instead of th plural sessile that you used. I take it that Afghanistan is the only abbreviation that you dislike, noting your use of 'I'm' 'cos' and various others.
Anyhow, enough scribbling over a serious topic.

OP, yes he can ask for a sabbatical, but as stated before, he needs to couch it in terms that would make it sem like a worthwhile break and he can bring some life experience back and not just a dose!:)
 
#10
'Why do you want to take a year out?'
'So I can go to my Uncles' house in Australia, and get **** faced for 6 months'
'Are you on glue? You can have time off for personal development not a beercall'

Just what I heard, thats all. Don't ask don't get
Oh and Afghan is a dog (Pedant mode)
You tell them you fancy a rest and a bit of time to see the world and develop yourself... I doubt he'd go in and say, I'm about to go on a 365 day p1ss up.

Problem is this was brought in to encourage retention, now they could just say 'sign off and have as many years as you want'.
 
#12
You tell them you fancy a rest and a bit of time to see the world and develop yourself... I doubt he'd go in and say, I'm about to go on a 365 day p1ss up.Problem is this was brought in to encourage retention, now they could just say 'sign off and have as many years as you want'.
Agree and with the SDR and all those redundancies about does he really want to highlight the fact, as per the amount of those who tried to hold the Army to ransom and clicked termination on JPA found out to their horror when they tried to say it was a mistake.........be careful what he wishes for.
 
#13
Glass half-full thinking: if he is not in a trade selected for redundancies then nothing to worry about. RCMO, or whatever they are flavoured this week, will/should be able to advise.
 
#14
Afghan is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation for The 'stan.
Perhaps for people who put "lolz" in posts but not for normal human beings over the age of 20-odd it isn't.

Anyway, I thought that the OP was asking about doing a Churchill & pushing off to freelance in someone else's war!
 
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#18
Thats what I like to see Geriatric cool dudes.
 
#20
Thats what I like to see Geriatric cool dudes.
Well jel, innit.

Edit to add:

MrsPlume & I have heard about this Va Jazz thing. Is it more like Trad Jazz or New Orleans Jazz?

Not sure if we'll like it, especially if it's like this so called Moden Jazz like the Brand New Heavies which seems more to be up its own arrse than Jazz at all!
 

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