Name change process in the Army.

#1
What is the process like for changing your name in the Army? Would I be better getting all my documentation updated before joining? Could I do it during the application process, notifying the recruiter my intention and updating them with my new documents or would that cause too much hassle?
 

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#5
You recon the FL would know if he could change his name during the recruitment process for the British Army
He mean the fact that the FL allow you to take on an alternative alias for the first year or two, something that used to be utilised by people with a name connected to a shady past.
 
#6
Wasnt there somebody in one of the Eddy Nugent books who changed his name by deed poll to "Iamgay" so he wouldnt be shouted at on the parade ground?
 
#9
**** that. After 16 years the Special Pen Service still get my name wrong - why would I want to confuse them any further?
 
#10
I changed my name whilst in the Army. It was about 16 years ago and I had to go in front of a Vicar and say some vows and stuff.

I got a nice shiny gold ring out of it though.
 
#11
As long as you get the correct legal deed your name can be changed on the TJHJ system at any time, just speak to your Recruiter.
 
#12
I changed my name whilst in the Army. It was about 16 years ago and I had to go in front of a Vicar and say some vows and stuff.

I got a nice shiny gold ring out of it though.
You got a shiny ring......ouch bet that was sore
 
#17
Just wondered if his surname was de Kirchner, Hitler, Laden or something and was worried he might get a slight ribbing (ooeeer Signals phrase) from his mates
Or Windsor?

The OP is Harry "Wales" and I claim my £1.72
 
#18
Back in the day when I was a shiny, a young lad of 17 1/2 with the surname "Bottom" got his first posting to my unit. As soon as he turned 18 he changed it by deed poll to his mother's maiden name. Despite me being the one who did all the paperwork (and back then it was pretty straightforward), damned if I can remember what his new surname was and I don't think he was ever called it for the remainder of his posting!
 
#19
You got a shiny ring......ouch bet that was sore
Not as sore as my back was after digging that 6 foot hole under the patio.
 
#20
Back in the day when I was a shiny, young lad of 17 1/2 with the surname "Bottom" got his first posting to my unit. As soon as he turned 18 he changed it by deed poll to his mother's maiden name. Despite me being the one who did all the paperwork (and back then it was pretty straightforward), damned if I can remember what his new surname was and I don't think he was ever called it for the remainder of his posting!
Are you sure you phrased that right, Mr. Bottom !!:)
 

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