I came of the last Full screws board in Aug 08, not to be worn till 1st Oct, usual thing. I was put on my JCLM (the new one) which finished on 3rd Oct 08, on finishing the course we were told that because we have just done the new jclm we were now substansive and had 1 year to complete the new booklet and do the part 3 in the education centre. yes fair enough. Back in work We have a acting cpl who has been acting now for 18 months has refused her JCLM 3 times and has signed off due out in May. We have no other CPL slots available. I have been told that she will keep her rank till she gets out. So finally here is my question, how is she allowed to keep her rank and i have to stay a LCpl until she gets out? Even though I'm classed as substansive? I have even been sent a acting rank acceptence form to wear in May, after she has got out! (on the acceptance of acting rank you sign to say should a sub rank arrive you will relinquish the acting rank!) Im at a loss at how Glasgow and the Army say that this is right? I have been told that i will get back pay, but i have heard this before and then you get shafted. I will already miss out on my first sub Cpl SJAR. WHy go the the effort of getting yourself promoted to be told acting rank gets to keep it! i dont get it! Please msg me if you have any questions, i would be very happy and accept that if this is the right way then fair enough, but its not right is it?