I've just got out one year before my 37 year point so, clearly, NOT still in but I could have been in 'til next October. My pensionable time started in Oct 80. I was on the lash in Belize during the Falklands conflict.The Falklands War was 33 years ago, and the (first) Gulf War was nearly 25 years ago.
This got me thinking - is anyone from these conflicts left serving, or from perhaps even earlier ones?
I ask because I saw Alastair Bruce (Sky News correspondent) is a TA Brigadier, having served in the Scots Guards in the Falklands War. What other long serving veterans are still serving in regular, TA or NRPS roles?
22 years then LE?I've just got out one year before my 37 year point so, clearly, NOT still in but I could have been in 'til next October. My pensionable time started in Oct 80. I was on the lash in Belize during the Falklands conflict.
In fact I got my Certificate of Service through yesterday and I'm eligible for Reserve service for another year. Just hope Mr V Putin can be patient for another year and a bit.
Further to my last, the joke here is that to qualify for the 300 club, I'm obliged to complete 1 press up, 1 sit up and then complete my 'run' before lunch!On the plus side, my PFA is timed on a calendar!
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