OLD SCHOOL LETTER WRITTING GUIDE

#1
Anyone out there got an old military letter writing guide which they can email/ post to me? JSP 101 does not provide enough info on writing proper letters (reporting for duty etc) and the RMAS Blue isn't good enough. I used to have a copy of an Army guide dated mid 80's but forgot to copy it on posting - crow-like!

PM me if there are any positives out there.

Cheers

GBTD
 
#8
I thought all the old stuff had been binned.

The new overiding rule for JSP 101 is that you get your message accros. You don't faff about with fonts, sizes, commas and spacings.
 
#11
chocolate_frog said:
I thought all the old stuff had been binned.

The new overiding rule for JSP 101 is that you get your message accros. You don't faff about with fonts, sizes, commas and spacings.
Tell that to anybody in the Army over the age of 35! Presentation Nazis still get an almighty cock stand on about utter nonsense like this.
 
#12
asr1 said:
chocolate_frog said:
I thought all the old stuff had been binned.

The new overiding rule for JSP 101 is that you get your message accros. You don't faff about with fonts, sizes, commas and spacings.
Tell that to anybody in the Army over the age of 35! Presentation Nazis still get an almighty c*** stand on about utter nonsense like this.
........probably because most people under the age of 35 can't spell, and have absolutely no understanding of grammar and punctuation. This can be very frustrating, and lead to embarrassment, but playing the 'dyslexia' card often works.

PS: Often a direct correlation with the quality of degree of said poor speller.
 
#14
asr1 said:
chocolate_frog said:
I thought all the old stuff had been binned.

The new overiding rule for JSP 101 is that you get your message accros. You don't faff about with fonts, sizes, commas and spacings.
Tell that to anybody in the Army over the age of 35! Presentation Nazis still get an almighty c*** stand on about utter nonsense like this.
Tell me about it.

As long as it looks neat and to the letter, it could be complete waffle.
 
#16
The revision to JSP 101 was driven by (surprise, surprise) our light-blue bretheren. No one could pull you up for incorrect Defence Writing as long as you stick to the JSP.

Just don't send (as a senior Crab did to my Matelot brother in law) a letter with the salutation "Dear Colleague"!
 
#20
chocolate_frog said:
I thought all the old stuff had been binned.

The new overiding rule for JSP 101 is that you get your message accros. You don't faff about with fonts, sizes, commas and spacings.
So, I'll just bang this off to the CO shall I?:

SR HV TH HNOUR 2 INFRM U THT I SHLL RPRT FR DTY ON FRDY 1ST SPTMBR. I TRST THS IS IN ORDR.YOUR OBDIENT SRVNT STMN NMN
 

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