Officers numbers are now 8 digits not 6

Discussion in 'Officers' started by The_Phantom, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. Just had a new subbie turn up and 'it' has retained its' soldier number they were given at the start of Sandhurst. Apparantly 6 digit numbers are a thing of the past.

    Cutbacks/JPA-ism who knows. What i do know is that we shouldn't be so readily casting off all those things that differentiate soldiers from officers.

    We should all write to Des Brown - oh no point he is too busy running the Scottish office as well as being the SoS for Defence.

    Rant off.
  2. Dear god no... thats a crime how is one expected to remember the extra 2 digets 8O
  3. LEs are keeping their old soldier numbers too.
  4. Just put a couple of zeros in front it's what the armys been doing for generations!

    (if you take this too much to heart then take the rest of the day off)
  5. I would suggest he has retained his RMAS number because JPA can't allocate new numbers - or nobody knows how to do it on JPA more like.

    At least he will still get paid - allbeit as an officer cadet - even though he has passed out!
  6. Apparently, the old way was too difficult for JPA so all future recruits get the same format number, whatever their Service!

  7. Correct every new service men will be allocated a number in the 3000 0000 region, your army number no longer exists.

    I've seen whinges on this site, but 'a none officer army number' FFS
  8. Dear God, they'll be making us wear three quarter length 'trousers' and polypropylene football shirts next.

    Where will it end etc etc
  9. Tattoos and ASBOs??!! :wink: :twisted: :twisted: :evil: :evil: :?
  10. Why oh why oh why oh why (etc etc etc) does it matter? Why did they even give out different numbers to start with?
  11. Surely you mean "Trisers"

  12. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    No, Breeks!
  13. another two numbers and you will have to take your boots off to count them. Tee Hee :boogie:
  14. That will confuse the German bouncers...
  15. This is the crux! One has heard on the grapevine that certain 'professionally horizontal' German establishments are loathe to allow 8 digiters in. The one true benefit for a 6 digiter!