Letter to the OC

Discussion in 'Officers' started by Goku, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. Hi chaps

    I’d like some advice on what format a covering letter to my OC should take.
    This is to accompany army form E7547, application for posting or transfer.

    Many thanks
  2. "Hello Sir, alright mate?

    I wanna posting, but dispite wot u may hav herd, its nuffink to do wiv wot I sed about you in da naafi da ovver dai.

    No ard feelings, be lucky

    luv Goku"

    Should do the trick
  3. Should do the trick.
  4. Mine's outdated!
  5. Sounds like an ideal opportunity to use your trust old friend the DO ( Demi-Official ) letter, as per JSP101 - making any amendments that you know he favours. In my humble opinion the one Milsum has posted is slightly incorrect. I doubt, however, that you would be approached by a mess steward with the mess webley on a silver tray.

    In my experience there's no need for it to be handwritten - I'd save that for Formal Letters i.e. "I have the honour...."

    Obviously you should chat through your reasons with him beforehand - the letter should simply act as a formality to be passed on to Bn HQ / MCM Glasgow.

    PM me if you'd like a copy of the JSP

  6. Fair enough, to be honest it's become slightly warped since it's original format so I'll bin it and start again - best these things are done properly!!
  7. Thanks for the advice guys, it’s much appreciated :D

    Looks like my first draft needs some work…

  8. Aha, trumped by exRAMC_STAB's version. Got email and everything in it, although not templates for texts, or Facebook wall posts.


    Some SO3 will be looking into it soon, though.
  9. dear boss

    i is not getting nuff respec in tha hood, gonna bust a move to a tribe tha's hip

    big up to ya homies
  10. Believe it or not, this roughly paraphrases a request for transfer I made as a subbie. Worked, too.

    God speed,

  11. Don't forget to tie tightly the string securing the letter to the half brick which should be used to deliver the message via his office window.
  12. Make sure the window is open though or He wont fully appreciate just how important it is to you.
  13. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    Goku, has your message been cleared through DGMC?

    Having posted here, on a public forum, you should surely first obtain DGMC's permission [after suitable staffing] to release your letter to the CoC.

    Copies in triplicate, of course, to "Whatawasteofspace", MB, SW1A 2AB ...

    Otherwise, suggestions preceding this dribble sound good to me, especially the pre-warning! Nobody likes being bounced with an un-expected message; a gentle pre-briefing works wonders, honestly.
  14. Thanks to all those who offered help.
    My letter was well received, I can now look forward to many months of being feked about by the incompetence of Glasgow before my transfer will be complete :D