On the scrounge! Letter format

Hello fella's,

I will shortly be posted back to a RA Unit and wondered if anyone had the format for the letters you write back to the Regt...and who you write them to?

Sorry for sounding like an amateur! :oops:

Any help greatly appreciated!
In the old days (well... 6 yrs ago), depending on your rank, you would be expected to write a handwritten formal letter to the CO. Basically something to tell them you are coming, what your authority for turning up is and what a great soldier you are and how happy you are to be going there. Not having had the priveledge of serving in the WOs' and Sgts' Mess (I was a rodney) I don't know if they go through the same bollóxs: after all, it is not as though either the CO or you have a choice!

The letter used to state the following:


(Your posting order in full caps and underlined)

1. I have the honour to inform you that in accordance with the above posting order I am to report to your Regiment on such and such a date to take up the position of adjutants spunkbucket.

2. I have served for yadayada years during which I have been able to hide behind a desk on operation tours in hot and sandy, cold and miserable, even colder but less miserable.

3. Having served with the Royal Regiment I know what a bunch of throbbers you are and have already completed the PVR documentation. Please have the chief clerk and your adjutant standing by to process it toot sweet.

I remain,
Your obedient Servant.

(signed) poor fúcker off to the drop shorts
Dread beat me to it , but heres one posted by Witchfinder General in the Seniors forum.

Witchfinder General wrote:

See below for example template, however the rules are, fits one page, give all the facts and take the chance to make the right impression before you even get to start work, This was the last one I sent so I have left in bits as an example.


HQ SO1 Post



I have the honour to report that I have received a posting order instructing me to report to UNIT by a latest reporting date of DATE. I have been instructed to take up post as the POST within the SUB UNIT.

I will be carrying out my tour of duty accompanied by my wife FIRST NAME, who at present is a ***** working in FILL OUT AS REQUIRED, and my two children NAMES who are excitedly looking forward to living abroad.

At present I am the POST coving ***********. During my time in this post several major changes have taken place, including the introduction ******************, all of which I have been closely involved with. Prior to this, I served as the ******** at ****** working with the UNIT and several UNIT controlling *** FILL OUT AS REQUIRED BE BRIEF, BUT BIG YOURSELF UP

I have wide operational experience serving in the ***********and *******, including several ********** missions, an area in which I have training in ****************. I hope my previous experience and additional specialist qualifications in ******* and ****** will hold me in good stead and make me a valuable team member within the POST. AGAIN YOUR CHANCE TO IMPRESS

I enjoy all types of adventure training and, if time permits look forward to improving my skiing and climbing interest. Both my wife and I are also highly committed to the military community and look forward to expanding our circle of friends and being involved in the garrison’s social activities. EXPAND ON YOU PERSONALITY HERE

It is my intention to arrive in COUNTRY TOWN by the DATE and take over a service families quarter, address yet to be confirmed. I genuinely look forward to meeting you and hope to provide a positive contribution to your command.

I have the honour to be,
Your obedient servant

Normally as a Senior, which I assume you are, letters should be sent to the CO and RSM, but not identical. They should be handwritten.
Hope this helps you.
Perfect Ammoman!

Dead_man: send the latter version to the CO and send my version to the Adjt or RSM (depending what rank you hold).

Jobs a goodun. Aren't you lucky that such a helpful site exists?
Fella's thank you for all your help and assistance it is greatly appreciated!

Cheers again the dead man....i don't think i'll put in the bit about being the Adjt's spunk bucket!!

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