do you have to leave army when your 40

#1
Would you have to leave at 40? or do you need to make certain level or something? as im 25 an away in feb but want to do my 22 years but that take me way past 40
 
#2
the only reason 40 years old became infamous as a time for leaving is because most people join before their 18th birthday. Reckonable service only counts from your 18th birthday onwards, 18 +22 = 40. If you join at 25 you can happily stay til you reach 47, should you so wish.
 
#7
Depends how good you are and what you make of it Muzza.

One lad from my last cadet unit entered via Sandhurst about 20 and has made 28yrs, still serving, still likely to be promoted,

Another entered about age 21, served through the ranks and is a serving late entry Major with, I think about 25-26yrs service, could have retired WO1 but said as long as they didn't put him behind a desk he'd like to stay a bit!
 
#12
muzza6984 said:
Would you have to leave at 40? or do you need to make certain level or something? as im 25 an away in feb but want to do my 22 years but that take me way past 40
Assumptions....

If you are on AFPS75 and a soldier, you have to complete 22 years from 18 to draw the pension. Officers need 16 years from 21.

If you are on AFPS05, you can retire at 40 on the limited pension, providing you have served 18 years or more. The same rules apply to both officers and soldiers. No starting age.

Otherwise, you can leave as a soldier having completed 22 years. If you have moved to the VEng engagement, the rules change.

You can be discharged at any time if the Army considers that you are not making progress.

Litotes
 

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#13
skintboymike said:
the only reason 40 years old became infamous as a time for leaving is because most people join before their 18th birthday. Reckonable service only counts from your 18th birthday onwards, 18 +22 = 40. If you join at 25 you can happily stay til you reach 47, should you so wish.
I thought the clock ticked for new recruits

I.e if you 22 you only can serve 18 years

Although once your in you can apply to stay past 40
 
#15
pentopjim said:
Litotes said:
pentopjim said:
i enlisted when i was 19 but medicaly discharged. im now 25 waiting to go into basic training again. do my 22 years start again?
No.

Litotes
so if i get 16 years into it and want to stay longer ill be told "thank you, and goodbye"?
That is unlikely at that stage in your career but manning controls still exist and with the Army fully manned, they could be switched on if the need arose.

Litotes
 
#16
Litotes said:
pentopjim said:
Litotes said:
pentopjim said:
i enlisted when i was 19 but medicaly discharged. im now 25 waiting to go into basic training again. do my 22 years start again?
No.

Litotes
so if i get 16 years into it and want to stay longer ill be told "thank you, and goodbye"?
That is unlikely at that stage in your career but manning controls still exist and with the Army fully manned, they could be switched on if the need arose.

Litotes
thanx for the info litotes. something i might look into further with my afcio in case i want the long haul
 
#17
Fallschirmjager said:
Fucking bollox. Don't believe anything these cunts are telling you! At 40 youthenasia kicks in. You are shot on the parade square in front of the young'uns.
Or dty bummed to death if you're a loggie!
 
#18
Fallschirmjager said:
Fucking bollox. Don't believe anything these cunts are telling you! At 40 youthenasia kicks in. You are shot on the parade square in front of the young'uns.
Best make the most of my last two months then!! well at least her in doors will be happy
 
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#19
Fallschirmjager said:
Fucking bollox. Don't believe anything these cunts are telling you! At 40 youthenasia kicks in. You are shot on the parade square in front of the young'uns.
Slipped through the net then did we Fally? You old fart hahaha
 
#20
muzza6984 said:
Would you have to leave at 40? or do you need to make certain level or something? as im 25 an away in feb but want to do my 22 years but that take me way past 40
No you dont, you will join on a VEng Short contract, this will be for 12 years. At around your 7-8 year point you should be offered the chance to move on to the VEng Full contract, this will take you to your 24 year point. so if you are 25 just now and dont end up a mong you will be 49 at your pension point, although you will be on AFPS 05 and will be able to claim a pension at your 18 year point. If you do really well in your career there may be the chance to move on to VEng Long, this would give you the chance to serve until 55, but this is a long way away and is unlikely.
 

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