Pay In Basic Training?

#1
Anybody with any information on how we recieve our pay whilst in basic?

I have heard some people say we get £50 cash in first few weeks and then the rest gets payed into our banks monthly?

Not sure what the crack is to be honest?

Can anybody shed some light on how much and how often we are payed?
 
#2
RoyalWelsh7023 said:
Anybody with any information on how we recieve our pay whilst in basic?

I have heard some people say we get £50 cash in first few weeks and then the rest gets payed into our banks monthly?

Not sure what the crack is to be honest?

Can anybody shed some light on how much and how often we are payed?
In the first week or so, you have a chance to get up to £150, thats realy just for buying stuff from the naafi.

I started back end of November, so im not getting a real wage till end of December, But because im on a 2 week stand down for xmas, we all got a £300 advance.
Im not 100% but the pay after deductions is around £650-700 and its paid on the last day of the month
 
#3
regan20187 said:
RoyalWelsh7023 said:
Anybody with any information on how we recieve our pay whilst in basic?

I have heard some people say we get £50 cash in first few weeks and then the rest gets payed into our banks monthly?

Not sure what the crack is to be honest?

Can anybody shed some light on how much and how often we are payed?
In the first week or so, you have a chance to get up to £150, thats realy just for buying stuff from the naafi.

I started back end of November, so im not getting a real wage till end of December, But because im on a 2 week stand down for xmas, we all got a £300 advance.
Im not 100% but the pay after deductions is around £650-700 and its paid on the last day of the month
Thanks for the reply mate.

What would I spend £150 on in the naffi?

Things that I forgot to bring or just crap like food and things?

I am planning on saving for a car whilst at basic so will try and keep my spending to a minimum.

With all my meals payed for I thought I'd be fine?
 
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#4
RoyalWelsh7023 said:
regan20187 said:
RoyalWelsh7023 said:
Anybody with any information on how we recieve our pay whilst in basic?

I have heard some people say we get £50 cash in first few weeks and then the rest gets payed into our banks monthly?

Not sure what the crack is to be honest?

Can anybody shed some light on how much and how often we are payed?
In the first week or so, you have a chance to get up to £150, thats realy just for buying stuff from the naafi.

I started back end of November, so im not getting a real wage till end of December, But because im on a 2 week stand down for xmas, we all got a £300 advance.
Im not 100% but the pay after deductions is around £650-700 and its paid on the last day of the month
Thanks for the reply mate.

What would I spend £150 on in the naffi?

Things that I forgot to bring or just crap like food and things?

I am planning on saving for a car whilst at basic so will try and keep my spending to a minimum.

With all my meals payed for I thought I'd be fine?
It's been a couple of years but my money went on boot polish, whitener, brasso, various items needed for locker layout and anything else that might come in handy.

Though we were usually either marched down there as a oner or one guy from each section was sent with a list, because if we had time to go to the naafi we had too much free time.
 
#5
I plan on taking plenty of spair boot polish etc etc with me to basic. I will be taking everything on the Kit List including usefull extras.

Will I really need to be spending £150 in the naafi?
 
#6
Depending on when I start basic next year I might have a few months of rent to pay for here in Newcastle.

What is crack when it comes to that?

Also I'd have to finish off paying council tax and will still have a phone bill to pay for regardless of when I start basic?
 
#8
When I was at pirbright we got 150 on week 1, 60 on week 4 for Belgium and then started getting bank paid on week 7, but was it fuk enough to keep for 7 weeks I'd advise saving back an extra 200 cos the amount of sh1t they expect you to pay for yourself is abismal.
 
#9
David2008 said:
When I was at pirbright we got 150 on week 1, 60 on week 4 for Belgium and then started getting bank paid on week 7, but was it fuk enough to keep for 7 weeks I'd advise saving back an extra 200 cos the amount of sh1t they expect you to pay for yourself is abismal.
As is your spelling. :wink:
 
#11
Christ! Can't buy a pint with that in some places you old b*stard! :)
 
#12
davyskuller said:
Christ! Can't buy a pint with that in some places you old b*stard! :)
And in those days we had to send a pound home for mummy to look after it for us, so we could spend it on leave !
 
#13
Nulli_Boy said:
davyskuller said:
Christ! Can't buy a pint with that in some places you old b*stard! :)
And in those days we had to send a pound home for mummy to look after it for us, so we could spend it on leave !
:eek:
 
#15
shortarms said:
Nulli_Boy said:
£3.oo a week we used to get !
But you could buy a house for 2k then. :D[/quot

1971 that was and when i passed out in 73 it went up to £5.00 a week (whilst doing draft training for 6 weeks) then when i joined the Battalion we were paid a grand sum of £120 a month ! I didn't know what to do with it,so i spent it down the Kings road,lol ! :D
 
#16
the pay in training is about 750 after deductions and stuff .. take a spare 50 pound down wih you . in your first couple of weeks youll get 150 in cash then you just get bank paid on the last working day off the month
 
#17
1965 Two Guineas a week (£2.10) allowed to draw max 10 /- ( shillings)£0.50p Savings 5/- £0.25p to post office book per month for special occasions, rest into credits ( Army saving account with no interest paid.) until needed for leave etc. Had to give 14 days notice to draw it out.
It appears things have got a little better.
 

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