How much different countries pay their soldiers?

Mufulira42

War Hero
Are you saying keeping the interest factor going to keep them in does not happen in the army? I see the sense of it: Cheaper and easier to keep a specialist in for another 4 years by letting him pin some wings on than having to train a newbie from scratch. Its just that apparently the Marine Corps, in an effort to save money rather than paying out cash will run courses for REMFs who have accepted the offer of a warry course as their retention bribe.

As to re-enlistment bonuses there are plenty of column inches out there on various official and demi-official websites:

Air Force paying up to $100K - Air Force Signing, Enlistment, and Reenlistment Bonuses - Operation Military Kids

Army, up to $80K back in 2019 - Army raises max re-up bonuses to $80K for certain jobs

They are even paying them bonuses to enlist and to return back to uniform - Military Bonuses: Learn About Army Bonuses
Uniform might be a Chelsea Pensioners version complete with tricorn hat? Eye-watering amounts of dosh indeed. However, IIRC during wat
Are you saying keeping the interest factor going to keep them in does not happen in the army? I see the sense of it: Cheaper and easier to keep a specialist in for another 4 years by letting him pin some wings on than having to train a newbie from scratch. Its just that apparently the Marine Corps, in an effort to save money rather than paying out cash will run courses for REMFs who have accepted the offer of a warry course as their retention bribe.

As to re-enlistment bonuses there are plenty of column inches out there on various official and demi-official websites:

Air Force paying up to $100K - Air Force Signing, Enlistment, and Reenlistment Bonuses - Operation Military Kids

Army, up to $80K back in 2019 - Army raises max re-up bonuses to $80K for certain jobs

They are even paying them bonuses to enlist and to return back to uniform - Military Bonuses: Learn About Army Bonuses
Those are eye-watering amounts of dosh! Are you allowed to show up for duty in your Chelsea Pensioners lovely red coat and tri-corn hat? IIRC during War of 1812 a Veteran Bn detachment {worn out PBI} at Ft St Joseph with some help from local sources under Captain Roberts captured US Fort Mackinaw on other side of narrows and held it for a lengthy spell. He lived up to the epithet 'Those maudit Anglais always fight dirty"
 
Uniform might be a Chelsea Pensioners version complete with tricorn hat? Eye-watering amounts of dosh indeed. However, IIRC during wat

Those are eye-watering amounts of dosh! Are you allowed to show up for duty in your Chelsea Pensioners lovely red coat and tri-corn hat? IIRC during War of 1812 a Veteran Bn detachment {worn out PBI} at Ft St Joseph with some help from local sources under Captain Roberts captured US Fort Mackinaw on other side of narrows and held it for a lengthy spell. He lived up to the epithet 'Those maudit Anglais always fight dirty"
Not much for the seasoned soldier, but this caught my eye:

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I suppose that falls to newbies never served though. In my day it was show a leg, dirty Injun. Don't you know there's a war on? Bonus? I'll give you hell and call it a bonus! Bring your head near me so I can give you a cuff around the earhole!




Blanket Stacker (Rigger) gets a pretty nice bonus.


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Uniform might be a Chelsea Pensioners version complete with tricorn hat? Eye-watering amounts of dosh indeed. However, IIRC during wat

Those are eye-watering amounts of dosh! Are you allowed to show up for duty in your Chelsea Pensioners lovely red coat and tri-corn hat? IIRC during War of 1812 a Veteran Bn detachment {worn out PBI} at Ft St Joseph with some help from local sources under Captain Roberts captured US Fort Mackinaw on other side of narrows and held it for a lengthy spell. He lived up to the epithet 'Those maudit Anglais always fight dirty"
Fort Mackinac, then known as Michilimackinac

Kind of interesting epilogue in that the US officer who surrendered the fort and its 60 man garrison ( Lt. Porter Hanks) was being court martialed for cowardice at Fort Detroit when a cannon shot came through the window and cut him in half.

 
Not much for the seasoned soldier, but this caught my eye:

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I suppose that falls to newbies never served though. In my day it was show a leg, dirty Injun. Don't you know there's a war on? Bonus? I'll give you hell and call it a bonus! Bring your head near me so I can give you a cuff around the earhole!




Blanket Stacker (Rigger) gets a pretty nice bonus.


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Supply Specialist /Armorer (92Y) is not a Parachute Rigger (92R)
 
A trip to defence gateway tells me in 2019 my net pay as a junior other rank in training was £1250.

Just writing that down makes me wonder what the **** I was thinking.
Lucky, 31yrs ago as a JLR I was on around £500 a month before stoppages etc, worked out about £55 a week after the stoppages etc. Oh and getting £10 a week before we got issued bankcards and actually sent home on leave once with £10 as the RO paymaster had decided we wouldnt get issued our bankcards and access to our banked money until he'd given us a lecture on using one,
 

Mufulira42

War Hero
Fort Mackinac, then known as Michilimackinac

Kind of interesting epilogue in that the US officer who surrendered the fort and its 60 man garrison ( Lt. Porter Hanks) was being court martialed for cowardice at Fort Detroit when a cannon shot came through the window and cut him in half.

Yes indeed it was correctly named Michilimackinac around here they just call it Makinaw. When a revenge party attempted to retake Makinaw by using the same tactics employed by Captain Roberts i.e. coming up the slope and look down on the Fort and threaten to pound them with his 6pdrs unless they surrendered which they quickly did. The US revenge party clambered up the same route, figuring if it worked once it could work again.
But captain Roberts vacated the fort leaving a Corporal's Guard to provide some goings on. Roberts meantime hid his larger force in the trees behind the open field on the top of the slope. the attackers were all puffed out and totally unexpecting to face a fusillade from their rear and so retreated in dismay and disorder. Truly a classic example of "dirty British tactics and fighting" and all done with worn-out 'sojers' and assistance form some locals, indigenous and coureurs.
 
Supply Specialist /Armorer (92Y) is not a Parachute Rigger (92R)
Ah. Tricky those recruiters. It very definitely says from the recruiting bonus web site that if one enlists as a 92Y, one can qualify for an airborne bonus. You might not be handling parachutes and their gear as a rigger (92R), but you'll be wearing the red lid and assigned to para duty with the 82nd. ALICE packs, Blankets, & NBC suits need stacking in the 82nd too. (When I was a pup, the supply/logistics CMF started with a proper number: 76.)
 
Ah. Tricky those recruiters. It very definitely says from the recruiting bonus web site that if one enlists as a 92Y, one can qualify for an airborne bonus. You might not be handling parachutes and their gear as a rigger (92R), but you'll be wearing the red lid and assigned to para duty with the 82nd. ALICE packs, Blankets, & NBC suits need stacking in the 82nd too. (When I was a pup, the supply/logistics CMF started with a proper number: 76.)
Every single unit in the Army has supply clerks even the Airborne. I held that MOS (76Y10 in 1982) along with (82C10 before that 1981). Then I saw the light and went 11B (first as a M-60 machinegunner). Ended as the G3 FUOPS NCO for the Division TAC2 with additional duties as a PTAE Instructor
 
Yes indeed it was correctly named Michilimackinac around here they just call it Makinaw. When a revenge party attempted to retake Makinaw by using the same tactics employed by Captain Roberts i.e. coming up the slope and look down on the Fort and threaten to pound them with his 6pdrs unless they surrendered which they quickly did. The US revenge party clambered up the same route, figuring if it worked once it could work again.
But captain Roberts vacated the fort leaving a Corporal's Guard to provide some goings on. Roberts meantime hid his larger force in the trees behind the open field on the top of the slope. the attackers were all puffed out and totally unexpecting to face a fusillade from their rear and so retreated in dismay and disorder. Truly a classic example of "dirty British tactics and fighting" and all done with worn-out 'sojers' and assistance form some locals, indigenous and coureurs.
You forgot the false flag incident
 

GDog

War Hero
Lucky, 31yrs ago as a JLR I was on around £500 a month before stoppages etc, worked out about £55 a week after the stoppages etc. Oh and getting £10 a week before we got issued bankcards and actually sent home on leave once with £10 as the RO paymaster had decided we wouldnt get issued our bankcards and access to our banked money until he'd given us a lecture on using one,
I ran those numbers through a BoE inflation calculator and it worked out the 2019 equivalent of £500 in '91 was about £900.

That said it used CPI and claimed an average rate of 2.1%, which smelt like bullshit.

An RPI calc worked it out as about £1100, not far off the £1250 I got. But AFPS in 1991 was much less shit and I suspect other aspects of service life were better back then...

At least I could do my own banking without a patronising lecture first, though.
 
I ran those numbers through a BoE inflation calculator and it worked out the 2019 equivalent of £500 in '91 was about £900.

That said it used CPI and claimed an average rate of 2.1%, which smelt like bullshit.

An RPI calc worked it out as about £1100, not far off the £1250 I got. But AFPS in 1991 was much less shit and I suspect other aspects of service life were better back then...

At least I could do my own banking without a patronising lecture first, though.
I'll need to check how much it was 500 might have been optimistic it was around 55 a week I had but I can't remember if it was before or after the stoppages but we got shafted a lot for such things as regimental fireworks night and got done 50 quid each for it, I'll go into my tax history later and see although it might be skewed a bit as I had a full time job at 16 before I joined up
 
In 1982 i was on about £100 a week during basic but they only gave us £10 a week for essentials, and saved the rest.
By the time i went home after basic i had over £1200 in my bank.

I was 16 and rich , rich, rich.
 
Ah. Tricky those recruiters. It very definitely says from the recruiting bonus web site that if one enlists as a 92Y, one can qualify for an airborne bonus. You might not be handling parachutes and their gear as a rigger (92R), but you'll be wearing the red lid and assigned to para duty with the 82nd. ALICE packs, Blankets, & NBC suits need stacking in the 82nd too. (When I was a pup, the supply/logistics CMF started with a proper number: 76.)
And I assume it has occurred to you too that the bonus the newly prospective 92Y may be qualified for is one for airborne service, not for being a 92Y. That's a common MOSC for every unit of the Army, and I've not heard that there is a lack of people applying for that job.
 
And I assume it has occurred to you too that the bonus the newly prospective 92Y may be qualified for is one for airborne service, not for being a 92Y. That's a common MOSC for every unit of the Army, and I've not heard that there is a lack of people applying for that job.
ummm you are answering yourself dude
 

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