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Red book????????

#1
Do you get a red army book nowadays when u get discharged?I was told you only get a 108 or your certificate of service and that is sufficient proof that you were in the army.But the 108 does not mention your discharge conduct anywhere as in Satisfactory,good or exemplary etc...

Does anyone have any idea about the present situation???
 
#2
No red book. You'll get a certificate of service were your conduct is entered on the first line. You also get a load of bumf from JPA with (nearly) all your quals on it.

HTH
 
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#3
Do you get a red army book nowadays when u get discharged?I was told you only get a 108 or your certificate of service and that is sufficient proof that you were in the army.But the 108 does not mention your discharge conduct anywhere as in Satisfactory,good or exemplary etc...

Does anyone have any idea about the present situation???
I should think the ones who got discharged nowadays might know, as for me I was not discharged nowadays, rather more like them's were the days, so totally unable to help you.

However, to be somewhat helpful, the certificate of service states what you did and if possible where. It is an HR document. It cannot, unless you were discharged for criminal offence etc., give detail of internal disciplinary action or of the Army's opinion of you on leaving as that would or could be used against you by a future employer.

Your certificate of service is, therefore, rather like a certificate of employment.
 
#4
Do you get a red army book nowadays when u get discharged?I was told you only get a 108 or your certificate of service and that is sufficient proof that you were in the army.But the 108 does not mention your discharge conduct anywhere as in Satisfactory,good or exemplary etc...

Does anyone have any idea about the present situation???
I gpt a lovely bit of paper. All wrong.
 
#5
I should think the ones who got discharged nowadays might know, as for me I was not discharged nowadays, rather more like them's were the days, so totally unable to help you.

However, to be somewhat helpful, the certificate of service states what you did and if possible where. It is an HR document. It cannot, unless you were discharged for criminal offence etc., give detail of internal disciplinary action or of the Army's opinion of you on leaving as that would or could be used against you by a future employer.

Your certificate of service is, therefore, rather like a certificate of employment.
Your certificate of service is what is known as a testimonial, I believe. And unless you f*cked up royally, then will be a piece of paper that bigs you up nicely.
 
#10
I got mine recently and nowwhere does it state the conduct record.

But the testimonial is glowing and lists the things I have done in the army.

Can anyone telll me whether there should be a discharge conduct on the 108 or not???
 
#11
I got mine recently and nowwhere does it state the conduct record.

But the testimonial is glowing and lists the things I have done in the army.

Can anyone telll me whether there should be a discharge conduct on the 108 or not???
You did a bad thing then?

I've got so many medals that they are heavier than me.
 
#14
I got mine recently and nowwhere does it state the conduct record.

But the testimonial is glowing and lists the things I have done in the army.

Can anyone telll me whether there should be a discharge conduct on the 108 or not???
I will reeiterate the question again,is there supposed to be a conduct record on the 108????
 
#15
I should think the ones who got discharged nowadays might know, as for me I was not discharged nowadays, rather more like them's were the days, so totally unable to help you.

However, to be somewhat helpful, the certificate of service states what you did and if possible where. It is an HR document. It cannot, unless you were discharged for criminal offence etc., give detail of internal disciplinary action or of the Army's opinion of you on leaving as that would or could be used against you by a future employer.

Your certificate of service is, therefore, rather like a certificate of employment.
So are employers allowed to probe the army about an ex-serviceman's conduct/record etc...???
 
#16
From what I gather, an employer (former or current) can not give a negative reference. Blair sorted that one.

A bad reference would be nothing more than a confirmation of dates and role of employment.
 
#18
I recently received my 108 which says that I am an awesome soldier but there no code of miltary conduct i.e exemplary,very good etc., I have been told that this has been scrapped recently and all you get is the reference in the 108 itself.

I would like to know from recent Service Leavers whether this is correct or not??? Please let me know.
 
#20
I recently received my 108 which says that I am an awesome soldier but there no code of miltary conduct i.e exemplary,very good etc., I have been told that this has been scrapped recently and all you get is the reference in the 108 itself.

I would like to know from recent Service Leavers whether this is correct or not??? Please let me know.

I would like to know if ANY Service leaver has EVER been asked to produce their red book.

Suspect not, as nobody gives a flying **** about them.
 

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