Length of Service in the cadets

#1
Ladies and Gents

Had a bit of a debate the other day:

Q: Does Regular/TA timed served count as cadet timed served? For example, if an AI does 15 years in the Regular/TA and 7 years in the cadets as an AI. Does that count as 22 years in the cadets?
 
#2
walting_matilda said:
Ladies and Gents

Had a bit of a debate the other day:

Q: Does Regular/TA timed served count as cadet timed served? For example, if an AI does 15 years in the Regular/TA and 7 years in the cadets as an AI. Does that count as 22 years in the cadets?
Yes. In the same way that my university education counts towards my "time in" at primary school.
 
#3
I did hear that time in the OTC could be counted as reckonable service when it came to promotion though? Can anyone shed light on this?
 
#4
fraudstar said:
I did hear that time in the OTC could be counted as reckonable service when it came to promotion though? Can anyone shed light on this?
Promotion in the ACF or TA/Regs?

Certainly if you leave the OTC and go to RMAS it counts for naught, and as a Grp B soldier it is unlikely to be considered reconable service in a Grp A establishment, though I believe technically it can (though I'd be happy to be corrected on this if there are any PSAOs out there).
 
#5
woopert said:
Certainly if you leave the OTC and go to RMAS it counts for naught, and as a Grp B soldier it is unlikely to be considered reconable service in a Grp A establishment, though I believe technically it can (though I'd be happy to be corrected on this if there are any PSAOs out there).
Commissioned TA Gp B OTC time used to count for the TD if that's of any interest at all...
 
#6
You can use your Regular service (up to 3 years) to put toward the much coveted Cadet Medal. If you want. Or you can buy one off ebay along with a VC, MM, GC and MFI
 
#7
If Cadet* service over 18 can count towards the CFM, I'm pretty sure TA service can too, as long as there are no long gaps (The book of rules will tell how long the gaps can be, I think)

*As a Cadet, not as adult. You read it right. Cadets in the ATC can serve until 20 years of age. 18 to 20 can count as the first two years of the 12 for the CFM
 
#8
walt_of_the_walts said:
If Cadet* service over 18 can count towards the CFM, I'm pretty sure TA service can too, as long as there are no long gaps (The book of rules will tell how long the gaps can be, I think)
The Cadet Forces Medal (CFM) and Clasps are awarded to officers and uniformed adult instructors in recognition of long service of proved capacity in the Cadet Forces. 12 years reckonable service is required for award of the medal. 6 years further service is required for award of each subsequent Clasp. Prior to 1991, 8 years service was required for the Clasp.

Service after the age of 18 as a cadet will count up to a maximum of 4 years.

Service in the Reserve Forces, Regular Forces, OTC and University Air Squadrons which has not been used as qualifying service towards any other medal (eg LS&GCM or VRSM) may be used towards CFM up to a maximum of 3 years.

At the discretion of Service Boards the following are not counted as breaks in continuity of service for the Medal:
- any break which does not exceed 6 months
- breaks of up to 3 years by reason of change in place of residence or change in civilian employment. This should be verified when an application is made.

For award of the Clasp, service does not necessarily have to be continuous.
There is probably also a rule (which I couldn't find) allowing reg or reserve service to count as continuation but not qualifying service (as there is for the VRSM). Edited to add - JSP 761 refers you to JSP 814, not held this location.
 

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