Re posted from RHQ forum. This may be specific to the TA but I'll see what you can tell me. On the various pay scales there is an entry for "New entrants" getting a rate of Â£29.xx a day, what I am interested in is how long soldiers are in this category and when they progress to pte at around Â£34 odd a day. Is it a fixed one year term from entry, only while in basic training or valid until after trade training is complete? I've come accross a few cases where trade trained soldiers minus driving are still on new entrants pay, while soldiers who joined at same time and same training are on full pay - obviously something wrong there.. I kow people in the TA are certainly not there for the money, but getting what we're entitled to is nice.