Pension - National Service

FakeSheikh2

Old-Salt
My Father did 2 years National Service with the Royal Artillery 1951 to 1953.

Is he eligible for a pension as if he is, he would like it to to go to the RA Association to help other veterans in need. He has a good pension, investments & a property with no mortgage from his career in industry.

How would we go about claiming it & setting it up to pay as above.
 
My Father did 2 years National Service with the Royal Artillery 1951 to 1953.

Is he eligible for a pension as if he is, he would like it to to go to the RA Association to help other veterans in need. He has a good pension, investments & a property with no mortgage from his career in industry.

How would we go about claiming it & setting it up to pay as above.
Wah?
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
Generally service had to be five years to count for a pension until 1988
 

FakeSheikh2

Old-Salt
Generally service had to be five years to count for a pension until 1988
Thanks for that.
Dad thought that the Pay Clerk on demob told him to keep all paperwork.
But as that was 60 + years ago he seems to have got it wrong.

Can you close the thread before some get crayons out!
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
Thanks for that.
Dad thought that the Pay Clerk on demob told him to keep all paperwork.
But as that was 60 + years ago he seems to have got it wrong.

Can you close the thread before some get crayons out!
You had to keep your paperwork as it would be needed for mobilisation!
 

anglo

LE
Thanks for that.
Dad thought that the Pay Clerk on demob told him to keep all paperwork.
But as that was 60 + years ago he seems to have got it wrong.

Can you close the thread before some get crayons out!
Tell your Dad, "Thank you for your service to Queen and Country"
 
My Father did 2 years National Service with the Royal Artillery 1951 to 1953.

Is he eligible for a pension as if he is, he would like it to to go to the RA Association to help other veterans in need. He has a good pension, investments & a property with no mortgage from his career in industry.

How would we go about claiming it & setting it up to pay as above.

My father got called up in January 1945, and saw the last fighting in Burma and Malaya, 2 years service, one in peace time, he got f-all pension, so tell us all, why should your dad get one, for service in peace time, when my dad got shot and shelled in Burma in war time, and got Nothing? (26th Regt RA)
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
You forgot Peeling Spuds & having bromide in the tea/coffee!
This bromide. It was meant to suppress certain urges, yes? Does anyone know when it's supposed to kick in? I'm still waiting here.
 
My father got called up in January 1945, and saw the last fighting in Burma and Malaya, 2 years service, one in peace time, he got f-all pension, so tell us all, why should your dad get one, for service in peace time, when my dad got shot and shelled in Burma in war time, and got Nothing? (26th Regt RA)
The Korean war wasnt exactly peaceful was it?
Did your dad make up stories about his service, like you do?
 

FakeSheikh2

Old-Salt
The Korean war wasnt exactly peaceful was it?
Did your dad make up stories about his service, like you do?
My Dad's unit had just returned prior to his joining.
He then went to WOSB & told to return in 15 months.
He did, but was told a commission went with 4 years service and a tour of Korea.

So he decided against it & to get & job and marry Mum.
He ended up as CEO of an International Ad & Media Agency & been married to Mum for nearly 63 years.

BUT he still has the same waist as when in the Army!!!
AND Mum still remembers his Army Number still even with Old Age setting in.
 

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