Dear All, I am trying to work out whether my father could retrospectively claim the TD. I have his TEM with one bar. He joined the TA in 1961, and was commissioned from WO1 in 1988. I understand the TEM was issued after 12 years efficient service, which would be about 1973, with the first bar about 79. This leaves about 9 years of OR service prior to his commission. He reluctantly left the TA in Sep 96 after some 35 years, having had two yearly extensions for age, having served as an officer for 8 years. My question is whether his remaining OR service (no second bar issued)could be counted towards the TD? I have read the posts relating to this on the site and someone makes mention of OR service being counted at half rate, which would mean that he would appear to qualify. If there is not enough service could he surrender the first bar? Alternately, could he be eligible for the VRSM under the same criteria? Any help would be greatly appreciated.