Rail Warrants & Wives

Discussion in 'Army Pay, Claims & JPA' started by robre, Jun 20, 2006.

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  1. robre

    robre Old-Salt

    One of my lads has been invited (invited adressed to SSgt & Mrs XXX) to Whitehall to collect an prize at the Soldier Photographic Competition Awards. Can his wife travel on the Rail Warrants aswell? :?
  2. Bagwhan

    Bagwhan Clanker

    I know some warrants given for awards have in the past have been first class irrespective of rank, but it's been a long time since I ever heard of this happening. If it's a first class ticket then she can only travel in second, but is entitled to first class snacks ect, but her husband has to take them through. She can get an upgrade, but it's a complex business depending on which rail provider they are using and to be honest it's not far of the full fare. Even then, she won't be able to use the first class lounge at the station. Kings Cross has some seats just outside the lounge but I don't think Paddington has.

    If it's a second class then he can sit anywhere, but Wife Of can only occupy backwards facing seats. I think that's terribly unfair and you'd have to be a hard-hearted son-of-a-bitch inspector to enforce that rule.
  3. 7.62mm

    7.62mm Crow

    only if the serving member is away on tour i think. not quite up to date with the agc.
    still you can always ask your agc clarks.
  4. jonahlfc

    jonahlfc Swinger

    She certainly can. The warrant just needs annotating to show that she is travelling. Leave and Movements clerk should sort it.
  5. robre

    robre Old-Salt

    Many thanks for your help guys! Much appreciated. :D
  6. Bagwhan

    Bagwhan Clanker

    No problem.
  7. anybar

    anybar Old-Salt

    I think you will find that these rules only applied to indian born wives of serving officers during the Raj