Pay/Army number

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  1. Hi,

    I was attested last week and I'm looking forward to part 1 of training in January at Synnerton if anyone else is going? and I was just wandering when I'm likely to get my Army number and when I'll start getting paid as I have done the selection weekend and I've been a few Tuesday nights all of which I am allegedly going to be paid for, now, I have read on t'internet that there have been some problems with TA Pay but apparently it has been sorted now or is that bollocks?

  2. Make a note of which days and weekends you have been on!
  3. Record everything! Travel, dates, times, distances and method. Not to mention reciepts for expenses.

    Keep an exact record of every training event you take part in, what you were doing and who you were working for.

    There will still be problems from time to time but this way you will be better equiped to sort them out.

    Check what you have been paid against what you think you should have been paid, never be afraid to ask.

  4. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    I got my number (and first payslip) six months to the day after attestation. Conversely, others got theirs after 2-3 weeks. There really is no defined timescale as such unfortunately.

    Concur with the others, record what you did and when.
  5. See my PM to you and don't let the b*st*rds grind you under!!!
  6. Cheers everyone, I won't hold my breath for anytime soon then! Though I'm not in it for the money I'm sure it will come in very handy.

  7. Not that it answers your question but you might be interested to know that when I joined TA Inf in 1987 my number started 2481**** and pay started at £13.67 per day. A pint was less than £1 even outside the unit bar. Almost 20 years later beer's gone up by 150%. What about starting pay?

    Best of luck in your TA career.

    Ex STAB
  8. It took me about 2 months to get my army number (which was about 2 months ago). I also received a pay slip roughly 2 weeks after this, but havent seen one since!

    You mention a training weekend in January, is this TAFS? How did you get that info, because since I;ve joined all the people supposedly "in the know" have made excuses for having no confirmed dates for about 4-5 months now.


  9. Methical, yes it is TAFS and my unit gave me the dates, maybe it depends what unit you are with, what's your location?
  10. Once you have been attested and you have got your Regimental number and your docs have been processed with by Glasgow you should in theory start to recieve your pay, again you need to keep a record of dates and times that you have done training and make sure you sign your paysheets or you wont get anything
  11. The system of training recruits has been changed yet again so that you will complete part of you training under a Brigade specialist Trainig (sic)team.
    The ATR ( Army Training regiments) are also gearing up for this system and - so I am told not taking their first intakes under the new regime until March. If your unit training team are uninformed its because the Donkeys that decide such things are very slow in getting timely info out on the workers on the ground. Bear with it as you have many more years of bullsh@t baffling brains to come. Think of it as an initiation into the mad world of the Army. Good Luck fella. :santa:
  12. Winchester and Pirbright are taking recruits from jan 07
  13. It took about 3 months for me to start getting paid, but 3 months pay in one lump sum makes it worth waiting for :D

    ...Pity they cant get my pay correct now :cry:
  14. That sounds about right, its not just your pay staff its them muppets in Glasgow
  15. I rejoined the TA about six months ago now, i kept my old number (starting 2490****) and i still haven't been paid although i have had some expenses come through.