To get a bit of what our mindset is like, lurking at our version of ARRSE may help. www.army.caAirborneApe said:Hi Rodders,
...I am thinking of applying for CF but I'm not sure what the lifestyle is like. What is the mindset of CF personnel? Is it very British and pragmatic or American and dogmatic?
RT, how did you get on with the buy-back? I've just joined and I'm going through the buy-back process now and it isn't clear as to what the cost will be.Hi Furry
Being of the rodney variety 22 wasn't necessary, I did serve over 16 and thus have a UK mil pension.
The CF changed their pension rules (bit like AFPS 75 to 05 rule change I guess) in March 2007, so before I joined the CF. Under the old rules I found a pension buy back scheme but it wasn't exactly clear how it worked. Since the new rules came in I cannot find anything about pension buy back for foreign service (there is for Canadian reserves and RCMP). But I was told by the pension department to stick in the forms and they would look into it. You have to apply within a deadline of enroling I cannot remember tonight, 12 months I think.
If I don't hear back from them soon, I will chase them up. No definitive answer now, I'm afraid.
Seems to be that there are still vacancies in most branches of the CF so good luck with your application. Give me a shout by PM if I can help any more.
He was last on here 2013 and the thread is over a decade old so I guess you're not going to get an answer.RT, how did you get on with the buy-back? I've just joined and I'm going through the buy-back process now and it isn't clear as to what the cost will be.
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