Pink List 2010

#3
LAIT said:
Promotion (provisionally) to Lieutenant Colonel. The gateway to stardom, the adoption of a vastly more exalted persona, bigger offices, the adoration of all - and a nice pay rise.
.........and an opinion change of 3200mils regarding the convention of being adressed as Colonel Good Morning as opposed to Good Morning Lieutenant Colonel. 8)
 
#4
Cheers, learn something new everyday.

I will have to ask my tenuous link to the army whether he's on it or been on it (I would suspect the latter).
 
#5
Quite a select number of Regts for the Infantry with some notable exceptions i.e. no Yorks or Lancs etc etc

The blue was more intersting with only two of the twelve or so infantry Lt Cols not having any of the following or combination of the following;

OBE, MBE, DSO, MC

How the pyramid is getting more pointy and sharper .........
 
#6
machiavelli said:
Quite a select number of Regts for the Infantry with some notable exceptions i.e. no Yorks or Lancs etc etc

The blue was more intersting with only two of the twelve or so infantry Lt Cols not having any of the following or combination of the following;

OBE, MBE, DSO, MC

How the pyramid is getting more pointy and sharper .........

Second Order deduction regrading Inf Blues. No Command=No promotion. So those on the Pinky Job who are given the less than attractive news during your Formal Career Review I suggest two years for pension and Mag to Grid unless you want to slave away in important but unrewarding staff posts for the next 20 years.
 
#7
Guy_Gourdior said:
machiavelli said:
Quite a select number of Regts for the Infantry with some notable exceptions i.e. no Yorks or Lancs etc etc

The blue was more intersting with only two of the twelve or so infantry Lt Cols not having any of the following or combination of the following;

OBE, MBE, DSO, MC

How the pyramid is getting more pointy and sharper .........

Second Order deduction regrading Inf Blues. No Command=No promotion. So those on the Pinky Job who are given the less than attractive news during your Formal Career Review I suggest two years for pension and Mag to Grid unless you want to slave away in important but unrewarding staff posts for the next 20 years.
That's nothing really new for any part of the Blue List. But it's not quite as simple as that as you can get blue'd and even green listed without commanding, even in the Infantry. It's clearly much harder and it takes longer but if stagging on in the staff suits your personal circumstances and you can't abide the thought of working for a living then why not?

And as for 20 years - you really would have to be exceptional (and pink at 34/35) to manage that! :D
 
#8
Can it be linked into from civvie internet?
 
#9
machiavelli said:
Quite a select number of Regts for the Infantry with some notable exceptions i.e. no Yorks or Lancs etc etc

The blue was more intersting with only two of the twelve or so infantry Lt Cols not having any of the following or combination of the following;

OBE, MBE, DSO, MC

How the pyramid is getting more pointy and sharper .........
And a reasonable guess that one of the other two might be in line for something nice (and well-deserved)
 
#10
Interesting how the RE being a Corps of 8K ish have shed loads of Lt Cols, REMEs at 9K had a lot less, and the RLC at 16K had not much more than the REMEs. Clearly the pyramids in each capbadge are of different slopes.

Someone with home access to the list can do the maths.....but it seems that the playing field is not level!
 
#11
LAIT said:
Promotion (provisionally) to Lieutenant Colonel. The gateway to stardom, the adoption of a vastly more exalted persona, bigger offices, the adoration of all - and a nice pay rise.
It's also the time when those 'Phils', 'Jims' and 'Daves' who are pinked suddenly start referring to themselves as Phillip, James and David!
 
#13
Stonker said:
Anyone know if/where the Lists are available online to the likes of me (i.e. Civvies) ?
Umm? Why? What business is it of yours?
 
#14
Queensman said:
Stonker said:
Anyone know if/where the Lists are available online to the likes of me (i.e. Civvies) ?
Umm? Why? What business is it of yours?
1. I pay their wages.

2. 30 years commissioned service in the Queen's Division.

3. It isn't a secret - If I wanted to track down serving officers, I could start by flicking though the Biog editions of the Army, Navy, and Air Force lists in the reference section at Woking library,FFS.

If it's any business of yours. :D
 
#15
The London Gazette
Most broadsheet newspapers
 
#17
Guy_Gourdior said:
Second Order deduction regrading Inf Blues. No Command=No promotion. So those on the Pinky Job who are given the less than attractive news during your Formal Career Review I suggest two years for pension and Mag to Grid unless you want to slave away in important but unrewarding staff posts for the next 20 years.
Just picked up on that deduction.

It was (more or less true) 10 years ago, when - having drawn down in NI, and having not yet invaded anywhere sandy, Op Tours in command - which demonstrably made a big difference to career trajectories - were hard to come by. It was about the time that (in my regt) they started telling Capts 'no selection for Staff College - no rifle company'. Dunno how they make the selection since the re-jigging of the staff training regime.

With Inf Bns in-and-out of Iraq and Afghanistan like a fiddler's elbow these last few years, any inf officer with ambition "Shall think themselves accursed they were not here", if they can't get an op tour in the driving seat of a Rifle Coy/Bn (delete as appropriate to rank held).
 
#18
Stonker said:
Dragstrip said:
The London Gazette
Most broadsheet newspapers
No linky to offer? :cry:

Save an old git straining his eyes over a creaky laptop? :D
Search on www.London-Gazette.co.uk and for info on the wages you are concerned about try www.dasa.mod.uk and search "officers"

You probably won't find the Pink List as it's an internal document listing those eligible for promotion: it's not the actual promotion itself. That happens on appointment to a post in the senior rank, which is when it will be gazetted.
 
#19
vampangua said:
Stonker said:
Dragstrip said:
The London Gazette
Most broadsheet newspapers
No linky to offer? :cry:

Save an old git straining his eyes over a creaky laptop? :D
Search on www.London-Gazette.co.uk and for info on the wages you are concerned about try www.dasa.mod.uk and search "officers"

You probably won't find the Pink List as it's an internal document listing those eligible for promotion: it's not the actual promotion itself. That happens on appointment to a post in the senior rank, which is when it will be gazetted.
Thank you kindly. I knew there had be one natural gentleman left out there, somewhere, among the perfeshunnal officers. :D
 
#20
Stonker said:
vampangua said:
Stonker said:
Dragstrip said:
The London Gazette
Most broadsheet newspapers
No linky to offer? :cry:

Save an old git straining his eyes over a creaky laptop? :D
Search on www.London-Gazette.co.uk and for info on the wages you are concerned about try www.dasa.mod.uk and search "officers"

You probably won't find the Pink List as it's an internal document listing those eligible for promotion: it's not the actual promotion itself. That happens on appointment to a post in the senior rank, which is when it will be gazetted.
Thank you kindly. I knew there had be one natural gentleman left out there, somewhere, among the perfeshunnal officers. :D


Don't confuse toooooo many on this site with "perfeshunnal officers"..... :D
 
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