Quick Q for those who may know or may be thinking of doing the same thing as me. Should I be selected for the Golden Axe I stand to receive (in the next tranche) a rather hefty £80,000 (after full commutation) and a pension. Now, I am pragmatic enough to know that it is nothing personal, and I would like to carry on serving after redundancy... specificaly with the TA. There is a clause that states that in the event of joining another service some of the lump sum would be paid back. The formula used is (IIRC) (sum multiplied by 365) divided by sum. I know of someone on FTRS who this affected, but does this formula come in to play for Part Time Reserve Service? ie Normal TA. If so I would imagine that the current thinking that many blokes leaving the regs would join the TA. But does anyone know if the payback of the lump sum comes in to play for a redundant/pensioned off Reg joining the TA?