Past v Present Pay

Discussion in 'Sappers' started by toffeewrapper1, Sep 8, 2010.

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  1. Just a quickie as a matter of interest, I left in 1992 as a 12 year Sapper(I know I was a flier) as a Fitter RE Class 1 ,I cant remember how much I was on then but does the trade (or equivalent) still exist and how much do they earn now ?.Just being nosey.Ta to anybody who can be arsed to read and reply.
     
  2. Fitter RE is now Fitter Gen with specialisation at Class One level between Fitter Equipment, Fitter Utilities and Petroleum and Fitter Machinist. Pay relies on rank, there is no T pay now. A full screww should be earning around £28K or so ish.
     
  3. Thanks for that ,I thought I might be missing out on something but it seems that im not, I honestly thought that it would be a tad more than that.
     
  4. My first weeks pay in my hand as a boy soldier in 1971 was £1.00. I had a massive pay rise the following week to £1.50. By the time I left boy service in 1973, I was getting about £4.00 per week. The upside of that was that pay was actually higher at around £9.00 to £11.00 per week so when you went on leave, you had £60.00 or £70.00 to spend. When I left in 1977 as a class 1 Rifleman, I vaugely remember, there was about £120 a month going in my bank account.
     
  5. I started on £25 per day as a 17 year old adult entry, poper pop stars wages.
     
  6. 1973 I got £3.27 a day.
     
  7. In Colly in 1977 I got 91p a week (that was after a pay rise from 84p a week)
     
  8. Spanish_Dave

    Spanish_Dave LE Good Egg (charities)

    JLRRA 1979 £8 per week
     
  9. I seem to remember £35 per day as Cpl Class 2 (REME) back in 85-86.
     
  10. I think full screws were on the princely sum of £60 per day in 1997. It seemed like a fortune to me!
     
  11. I got £5 a day as a 16 year old at the apprentice college in september 1984, still got my first paystatement that in red ink puts me as £5 in debt thanks to the £5 I got at the recruiting office when I swore my oath. Left on £105 a day in 2007.
     
  12. blue-sophist

    blue-sophist LE Good Egg (charities)

    I started on £1.60 a day [well, £1-12-0] as a newly-minted Rupert in 1965. Managed to smoke, drink and run a car on that!!
     
  13. Junior soldier in '86 - £7 a day. Allowed £12 a week to spend, which went up to £15 a week 9 months later.
     
  14. I was on £32 a day, then pay 2000 was brought in. It was like I'd won the lottery!
     
  15. £17/day when I joined in 1990 as an AR, £118.50/day now