Five hundred f*ckin quid

#2
I think I got a tenner back in 1988 from the ACIO. I bought some fags and went to some pub in Manchester city centre and had about 12 pints. You'd be lucky to get 20 fags and 2 pints nowadays!
 
#3
Fallschirmjager said:
I think I got a tenner back in 1988 from the ACIO. I bought some fags and went to some pub in Manchester city centre and had about 12 pints. You'd be lucky to get 20 fags and 2 pints nowadays!
MY bold.

Sprog :wink:
 
#5
spiffy said:
Fallschirmjager said:
I think I got a tenner back in 1988 from the ACIO. I bought some fags and went to some pub in Manchester city centre and had about 12 pints. You'd be lucky to get 20 fags and 2 pints nowadays!
MY bold.

Sprog :wink:
But surely the best time to be serving is in the last 10 years at least! :wink:


Unless you liked NI tours! :)
 
#7
Fallschirmjager said:
spiffy said:
Fallschirmjager said:
I think I got a tenner back in 1988 from the ACIO. I bought some fags and went to some pub in Manchester city centre and had about 12 pints. You'd be lucky to get 20 fags and 2 pints nowadays!
MY bold.

Sprog :wink:
But surely the best time to be serving is in the last 10 years at least! :wink:


Unless you liked NI tours! :)
Sod :WINK:

I got the Shilling and 1 days pay £3.27 (1973)
 

ancienturion

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
All I ever got was a travel warrant for 5/- to allow me to respond to the letter on behalf of Her Majesty and report myself to Blackheath, where transport would be arranged to Canterbury.

Hardships, you lot don't know what hardships are!
 
#9
I got half of a mates "Recruit a buddy" bounty.

My old man reckons the only thing he got was a rail warrant and a promise he would definately have tried windsurfing before he left IJLB Shornecliffe in 1973.
 
#11
I received £2-50 in August 1976 at Manchester ACIO, Princes Street when attesting.

It was deducted from my pay at JLR RCT in September 1976.

I returned to Manchester ACIO a few years later on the Satisfied Soldier Scheme, and asked about the deduction whilst there. I was told by the old and bold Recruiting Sergeant, 'if you can't take a joke, you should'nt have joined'.

I had a laugh and bumped up my 1771 claim for that week.

WIN WIN.
 
#12
Have I missed something here, or am I being really thick (don't answer that), but where does £500 come into this?

I remember getting a few quid, but then on my very first pay statement they took it back off of me.

So to the guy who was on about claiming it on JPA - don't bother, cos it aint a freebie, and I wouldn't want you to end up in naughty boy cuffs like that 'JPA Fraud is a Crime' poster knocking about in every unit.
 
#15
JesterRIP said:
Have I missed something here, or am I being really thick (don't answer that), but where does £500 come into this?

I remember getting a few quid, but then on my very first pay statement they took it back off of me.

So to the guy who was on about claiming it on JPA - don't bother, cos it aint a freebie, and I wouldn't want you to end up in naughty boy cuffs like that 'JPA Fraud is a Crime' poster knocking about in every unit.
A few quid? I though they were still on farthings and guineas when you first joined up.

(I'm all done in the wifebeater thread now, Flash has reverted to abusing you :p )
 
#16
kes1 said:
A few quid? I though they were still on farthings and guineas when you first joined up.

(I'm all done in the wifebeater thread now, Flash has reverted to abusing you :p )
I just got given a shell and half a sheep. :(


JesterRIP said:
<<<<< sits quietly and waits for Kes and Flashy to finish their personal business in the 'wife-beater' thread, and jump in on this one to call me a cnut.
cunt :D


Five fucking hundred fucking quid???? Feck my old boots. Do we have to pay dross, chavs and mongtards to join now??

Quick Q. If I got out and rejoined, would I get £500 too??
 
#17
I seem to remember getting something like £12.50 on joining in 1987, was told it was what the shilling was worth at that time given inflation etc. Don't remember having it taken off me but then I was a bad girl during basic and had money withheld every pay parade so I never had a clue what I should have been paid anyway.
 

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