Leaving the TA

#1
Not sure if this is classified or not, but was just wondering if you joined the TA and then after a period of time you wanted to leave before you finish your three years how much is it to buy yourself out. Save the if your not dedicated dont join comments, im just looking for an answer thats all

Regards,
Bren_Gunner
 
#4
But ask for an OCs interview first, to explain why you want to leave.

Can you transfer to another unit or a specialist one?

msr
 
#5
If you're in and are definitely leaving, write to the CO and request discharge at own request e.g.

Sir,

I regret to request that I be allowed to resign in accordance with Territorial Army Regulations 1978, Chapter 5, Paragraph 5.188 – At Own Request. I enclose (Enclosure 1) the certificate from Annex J to Chapter 5 duly completed and witnessed.

and add a paragraph or two about why. You are required by regulations to give 3 months notice, but cannot resign if you have been warned for mobilisation (officially).
 
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#10
Bren, if you haven’t joined yet but are already thinking about how to leave then perhaps the TA isn’t for you.
 
#11
Maybe he just wants to have a closer look to see if it is for him and wishes to avoid getting stuck in it if he realises it was a hu-owge mistake.

Have no fear as long as you have not been mobilised you are free to leave. Just remember to find all the kit to hand in...
 
#12
GreenSlime said:
If you're in and are definitely leaving, write to the CO and request discharge at own request e.g.

Sir,

I regret to request that I be allowed to resign in accordance with Territorial Army Regulations 1978, Chapter 5, Paragraph 5.188 – At Own Request. I enclose (Enclosure 1) the certificate from Annex J to Chapter 5 duly completed and witnessed.

and add a paragraph or two about why. You are required by regulations to give 3 months notice, but cannot resign if you have been warned for mobilisation (officially).
2Q's here.

When are you warned for Mob ie the day you get the letter.
Or the day the CO posts on Orders "that we are to deploy on blah blah no PVR or early release etc" like Regulars.

??????

Bit of help please Sections of TA Regs 1978 Appreciated.
 
#13
If hes leaving anyway why worry about the cahin of sh****** command, msr? Like anyone will give a s*** about cahin of command if they wanna leave anyway! Hes probably sick and tired of the way TA area treated no doubt!
 
#14
tommo16 said:
If hes leaving anyway why worry about the cahin of sh****** command, msr? Like anyone will give a s*** about cahin of command if they wanna leave anyway! Hes probably sick and tired of the way TA area treated no doubt!
That time of the month?

If you want to leave, you don't have to purchase yourself out, just tell them your leaving, explain why, hand your kit in and thats that.

Don't think you can buy yourself out of the armed forces anyways now can you?
 
#15
tommo16 said:
If hes leaving anyway why worry about the cahin of sh****** command, msr? Like anyone will give a s*** about cahin of command if they wanna leave anyway! Hes probably sick and tired of the way TA area treated no doubt!
Depends if you want to be remembered as a good bloke or as a nob, I suppose. Good manners cost nothing and go a long way.

msr
 
#16
Righto:

Write to the CO (cos that's what the law (RFA 96) says!).
Territorial Army Regulations 1978, Chapter 5 (Terms of Service of Soldiers), Part 6 (Discharge),

Paragraph 5.188.


a. Cause of Discharge - At Own Request. (See also Annex J/5.)


b. The competent military authority to authorize discharge is the commanding officer.


c. Applies to those who take their discharge before completing this period of engagement and cannot be discharged under any other heading. This is subject to the conditions stated in Section 16(4) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 (i.e. 3 months notice is given in writing to the commanding officer, unless the commanding officer dispenses with this requirement).


d. While a Call-Out Order under Sections 52 or 54 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 is in force if the powers of Section 17(4) RFA 96 have been invoked, soldiers are no longer entitled to discharge under this paragraph and applications may be rejected.

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1996/96014--b.htm#16 Right of Discharge

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1996/96014--b.htm#17 Postponement due to Permanent Service

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1996/96014--f.htm#52 National Danger

http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1996/96014--f.htm#54 Warlike Operations

Basically, if you've already had your call-up papers, tough. If you haven't, and the MOD hasn't just posted them, then you should be free and clear.
 
#17
He is the competent authority, but he isn't going to process the application until he knows you have handed all your kit in.

msr
 
#18
Yes, but you shouldn't be handing your kit in until you've told the big man that that's what you're doing! Besides, the key point is that at that point you're requesting your discharge, resignation isn't effective until he says it is, or 3 months have elapsed.

But your point about the chain of command is well made, by this time you should have had career chats from your immediate line management, the RSM and your PSAO ('cos they all love you). It should effectively be a 'done deal' by the time you write to the CO.
 
#19
GreenSlime said:
Yes, but you shouldn't be handing your kit in until you've told the big man that that's what you're doing! Besides, the key point is that at that point you're requesting your discharge, resignation isn't effective until he says it is, or 3 months have elapsed.

But your point about the chain of command is well made, by this time you should have had career chats from your immediate line management, the RSM and your PSAO ('cos they all love you). It should effectively be a 'done deal' by the time you write to the CO.
Absolutely - process at our place is: Talk to Troop Sgt who arranges exit interview with Troop Leader who tries to persuade you stay. He then arranges exit interview with OC who then tries to persuade you to stay - then straight into PSAO's office who then tries to persuade you to stay and then gets your signature on the relevant forms. Then letter to CO + hand kit in.
 

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