Guys, Does anyone know if there are any regulations concerning retention of rank on transfer from the TA to the RAF Reserve? I know that it would generally depend on vacancies at the rank etc, but I have a friend who went from the TA (on age), straight into the RAF Reserve doing essentially the same job, and he was reduced from stripey back to full screw. At the time the reason given was that the same sqn had already set a precedent by taking on a staffy but reducing him to stripey, and that had become the sqn's policy. This just doesn't seem right. I've done some trawling about on armynet and have found that transfer from RN or RAF to the army should, wherever possible, be at the same rank. However I couldn't find anything about transfer between reserve forces. I may end up going across myself when father time decrees it, but am loath to take a reduction in rank just because of "sqn policy". Anyone able to help out with the relevant regulations please?