Question about living arrangements.

#1
Hey. I was wondering what is the best way around it if you join the army and then don't have a place to stay when you on leave etc? Where I'm living at the moment is not a permanent thing and most likely won't be an option when I'm in. It would be stupid to get a flat and then hardly ever be there right. Anyone else been in this situation before?
 
#4
Jensen said:
Hey. I was wondering what is the best way around it if you join the army and then don't have a place to stay when you on leave etc? Where I'm living at the moment is not a permanent thing and most likely won't be an option when I'm in. It would be stupid to get a flat and then hardly ever be there right. Anyone else been in this situation before?
While we're here, I have a question,
If I joint the RAC as a Tank driver does the tank count as a company car, can I take it home with me when I go on leave, and do halfords do roof racks for them??

:D
 
#5
If this isnt a WAH.

You have your accomodation 365 days a year, so even when on leave you can stay there if you have nowhere else you want to go (you do get money back for block leave periods when not staying in accomodation).
Lots of squaddies in your position will book holidays when on leave or if they are really sad will stay in the block (the cookhouse would always be open for duty personnel).

My advice is dont stay in the block go away with your mates either back up to theres or on holiday.
 
#6
The_IRON said:
If this isnt a WAH.

You have your accomodation 365 days a year, so even when on leave you can stay there if you have nowhere else you want to go (you do get money back for block leave periods when not staying in accomodation).
Lots of squaddies in your position will book holidays when on leave or if they are really sad will stay in the block (the cookhouse would always be open for duty personnel).

My advice is dont stay in the block go away with your mates either back up to theres or on holiday.
Only if you 253'd your kit (boxed up and stored) and do not retain your room on return.

If i have this wrong, please correct me.
 
#7
No you pay for your accomodation now whilst on leave, it changed a few years ago due to the fact that you could live in it on leave if you chose to.
 
#8
Pyrex said:
The_IRON said:
If this isnt a WAH.

You have your accomodation 365 days a year, so even when on leave you can stay there if you have nowhere else you want to go (you do get money back for block leave periods when not staying in accomodation).
Lots of squaddies in your position will book holidays when on leave or if they are really sad will stay in the block (the cookhouse would always be open for duty personnel).

My advice is dont stay in the block go away with your mates either back up to theres or on holiday.
Only if you 253'd your kit (boxed up and stored) and do not retain your room on return.

If i have this wrong, please correct me.
A long time since I was a singlie so you are probably right, however Im sur my son got money back whilst in training plus field conditions for exercises and ops. I stand corrective though if there are recent changes.
 
#9
jarrod248 said:
Ali_Gee said:
Jensen said:
Hey. I was wondering what is the best way around it if you join the army and then don't have a place to stay when you on leave etc? Where I'm living at the moment is not a permanent thing and most likely won't be an option when I'm in. It would be stupid to get a flat and then hardly ever be there right. Anyone else been in this situation before?
While we're here, I have a question,
If I joint the RAC as a Tank driver does the tank count as a company car, can I take it home with me when I go on leave, and do halfords do roof racks for them??

:D
Yes of course you can take it home but the tax on one would be terrible. You won't need a roof rack just tie things on the long thing that sticks out.
If you do go down this route don't forget you can specify what colour you want it's in Queens regs my mate told me.
Would fully comp be money down the pan- or will third party fire and theft suffice?
 
#10
kimmy84 said:
jarrod248 said:
Ali_Gee said:
Jensen said:
Hey. I was wondering what is the best way around it if you join the army and then don't have a place to stay when you on leave etc? Where I'm living at the moment is not a permanent thing and most likely won't be an option when I'm in. It would be stupid to get a flat and then hardly ever be there right. Anyone else been in this situation before?
While we're here, I have a question,
If I joint the RAC as a Tank driver does the tank count as a company car, can I take it home with me when I go on leave, and do halfords do roof racks for them??

:D
Yes of course you can take it home but the tax on one would be terrible. You won't need a roof rack just tie things on the long thing that sticks out.
If you do go down this route don't forget you can specify what colour you want it's in Queens regs my mate told me.
Would fully comp be money down the pan- or will third party fire and theft suffice?
Third party defo.

And if anyone gets in your way, you are legally allowed to run over them, apparently its on JPA, so my mate said.
 
#12
you'd need a smelly foot for the rear view mirror though!! and i'm sure with all the batteries in the bu8gger now you could get a wicked stereo system on the go!! as for parking i dont think kerb-side is your best option, garage is a defo...a hangar sized one atleast!
 
#13
im planning on moving in with the in laws. its the only way i get to see my daughter because we are'nt married and we dont drive etc.
 

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