FTRS - funeral expenses

#1
is it true that if you sign up for FTRS get deployed and killed, your family are responsible for the funeral costs, not the army
 
#6
james-dean-bradfield said:
is it true that if you sign up for FTRS get deployed and killed, your family are responsible for the funeral costs, not the army
Actually, it's far worse than that - the family also have to provide a replacement for the deceased - normally it's the closest aged brother, who then has to fund his own travel, etc.

I'm really glad this issue has finally come to light, now hopefully the MOD will do something about it, with enough backing from the press.
 
#12
stands for FULL TIME RESERVE SERVICE basicly it meens you are temporarily transfered from the reserves to the regs usualy for 6 months and above but can be shorter
the main difference bettween that and called up TA is that you have to request it
and after serving six months it is possible to (apparently so dont quote me)
so a straight transfer from the TA into the regs (depending on unit)
dunno about the funural expences i whouldent be surprised if it were true tho
 
#13
amazing__lobster said:
james-dean-bradfield said:
is it true that if you sign up for FTRS get deployed and killed, your family are responsible for the funeral costs, not the army
Actually, it's far worse than that - the family also have to provide a replacement for the deceased - normally it's the closest aged brother, who then has to fund his own travel, etc.

I'm really glad this issue has finally come to light, now hopefully the MOD will do something about it, with enough backing from the press.
Indeed, and what is really despicable is the body is not repatriated back to the UK until the replacement is in-situ! Outrageous!

Jimima
 
#16
PassingBells said:
james-dean-bradfield said:
am actually RLC ta pte
I was going to call you a liar. Your spelling is far too good!

Then I noticed your grammar.

:p :)
Why such negativity about the RLC?? See, not all RLC are gramatically challenged!!
 
#17
No 'tis true, if you're FTRS you forfeit all your storage expenses, that's why you don't often see FTRS repatriations back to Brize. FTRS get shoved into a case and sent on the next Ryanair flight to an airport far far away from your home town. If the family aren't there to pick you up you can go round the carousel for days on end. Because the MOD are petty like that, when someone dies on Ops they prioritise how you come back, like if the RAF are carrying too many duty free's, you'll have to wait on the tarmac for the next flight .....you utter tool
 
#19
amazing__lobster said:
What's FTRS?
Geordiemonkey said:
stands for FULL TIME RESERVE SERVICE basicly it meens you are temporarily transfered from the reserves to the regs usualy for 6 months and above but can be shorter
the main difference bettween that and called up TA is that you have to request it
and after serving six months it is possible to (apparently so dont quote me)
so a straight transfer from the TA into the regs (depending on unit)
dunno about the funural expences i whouldent be surprised if it were true tho
Somebody had to....

WAH!
 
#20
james-dean-bradfield said:
ftrs apparently means you lose certain priviliges as well, like storage expenses too

Good Sir, please crawl back to your hovel, and continue to dream of writing on Fleet Street whilst pleasuring yourself.

Sincerely

Prae
 
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