New Allowance for soldiers to buy Mess Kit

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by The_Phantom, Feb 24, 2009.

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  1. From 01 Apr 09 Cpls promoted to Sgt will receive an allowance of £455 in order to ofset the cost of buying their Mess Kit. The allowance will be slightly more for SCOTS and significantly higher from HCav and RAC types whose uniforms are dripping in gold braid. Long overdue but still, some good news for thrusty type Cpls.

    There is no provision to claim restrospectively (ie if you are already a SNCO).

    This allowance also applies to the Household blokes promoted from LCpl to LSgt.

    I have seen this new policy with my own eyes on headed paper = gen.
     
  2. Already covered on the Seniors forum.
     
  3. Thanks Spaz. I never thought of looking there. I only looked at the QM's and then Juniors forum because they still potentially qualify for the grant as opposed to Seniors who don't. My mistake. Only trying to help.
     
  4. I think its in the Seniors so that everyone who didn't get it can tick and whinge. :D
     
  5. What about HDiv Gdsm promoted LCpl?!! We've still got to buy Mess Kit!
     
  6. You could opt to wear service dress I hear that goes down well.
     
  7. What about JNCO's?
     
  8. Does this mean that blokes who are already seniors will be able to get free tailoring for mess kit now?

    Ive just read the answer to this question in the seniors forum, bugger!
     
  9. Where can this "policy" be found? Is it going to be a standard JPA claim?

    Cheers
     
  10. What is wrong with my suit?
     
  11. Still not happy that it only applies to regs and not TA.
     
  12. Fugly

    Fugly LE DirtyBAT

    That's only to be worn when in Main Building.
     
  13. does anyone have a link to this or the official 752 reference????