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I just been looking SNLR for myself
I got in touch with the Army Careers Office and acording to them it is possible to re-enlist with a SNLR on record
You have to take discharge papers to Army Careers Office and have a interview with the officer incharge, he then writes a report and sends it of and it depends on what your old regt say (can enlist to any unit but its still upto them)
I got chucked out SNLR many years ago. I got exemplary on my service record, and still have the letter saying I can rejoin (although I think they would want me now even less (older, fatter and more useless )).
12. THE CHAIRMAN: What is SNLR? A. That is a very interesting one. SNLR means Service is No Longer Required, in effect it is a kind of dishonourable discharge. Many of them were in that predicament in that because they were unwell they offended. A great deal of this happened after the Falklands. Within a year of the Falklands War many of the young men in the Falklands were discharged from the Army for having offended. We are looking at the consequences of the state at that time which is not recognised, which could still be revisited. I think many of them should have been medically discharged.
Looking at the ranks in the Army and in the forces generally, NCOs and officers tend to be about one fifth and yet 44 per cent of the men I have seen had some kind of ranking. One wonders if this is because they were people of ability who suddenly realised that they were not well and did not have the abilities they once had, or is it that they had the good sense to know there was something wrong with them, or did they have family? I see warrant officers, people of obvious standing and men of calibre and to find them dilapidated and reduced to the state that I find these men in is very puzzling.
I was SNLR'd, and I would love to rejoin now but I don't think there is any hope of it. I was in the Signals RS operator. To give you guys the whole story, I was accused of Rape, by a nutty cow that was on our camp, she was dishonorably discharged as she had falsely accused 6 guys previous to myself of Rape, which she had never told anyone about. Anyway I was fully exonerated, and cleared no forensics, no evidence at all the police surgeon had said that she showed no sign of sexual or physical abuse. So I got cleared about 5 months after she accused me, by the time all the DNA and everything came back.
Unfortunately I got no help from my reg at all, my adj was a twat and as I said I got no support at all, I had to go by myself to the police station, sort out my own lawyer the lot. This really messed my head up mainly because I loved the life in the forces that much and particularly the sense I had developed that you are looked after, which was obviously just shattered.
I ended up going to the Psychiatrist with serious depression. He recommended me for discharge, and a month later I was kicked out with SNLR on my record. I have since got my head sorted.