I have just been alerted by email to this question but cannot locate the thread: "New to forum so I hope this is in the right place. I am sending my preserved pension notification next week to Glasgow by hand with a visiting friend, I turn 60 in December. I served from 71-79 and left a Cpl. Does anyone have ballpark figure of what I should expect?. I live in a remote part of Eastern Europe with a practically none existent postal service (hence hand delivered form) and a touch and go wireless phone/net. Also after sending the form, are they likely to ask for more paperwork as I would like it all delivered by hand at the same time. Cheers for any replies." In the hope that the poster recognisers the title the answer is as follows. As you left in 1979 you would have had to have 5 yrs service from the age of 21 to qualify for a preserved pension and that preserved pension is payable from age 60. As I work it out, you were over 18 when you joined so all of your service would count. When your chum delivers the letter by hand to SPVA, they will send you a form to complete if what you have sent is not a claim form as such. I note that your postal system is not too great. I have just spoken to SPVA on your behalf and they say that, alternatively you our go, on to the SPVA homepage and follow the links to AFPS 75 preserved pensions. Download AFPS Form 8, complete it and email it to email@example.com. They they tell me that they do not need any further information. Regarding the amount, send me a PM telling me the date you left and how much they said you would get, and I will 'up-rate' in line with pension increase measures. I hope this helps.