Reserve Bounties

#1
Apologies if it's been posted already:

These are from this year's pay award (in case that wasn't clear).

1. Volunteer Reserve Forces Training Bounty – Year 1 £371, Year 2 £816, Year 3 £1,260 and Year 5 £1,462.

2. Ex-Regular Officers and Other Ranks Training Bounty – £329.

3. University Units Bounty – Year 1 £127, Year 2 £148 and Year 3 £180.

4. High Readiness Reserve Bounty – £371.

5. Sponsored Reserve Bounty – based on the Training Bounty with rates varying between 50 per cent and 100 per cent depending on training commitment.

6. Call-Out Gratuity – £445.

7. The Royal Irish Regiment Home Service (Part Time) Bounty – Year 1 £519; Year 2 £974, Year 3 £1,424 and Year 5 £1,641.
 
#3
Sorry Polar, is that a family holiday in the Med or a 'Course in Cypus, love' :D
 
#4
Family holiday !! , make up for 2 weeks worth of dettys course sometime in summer , the things I have to go through to promote my arse !
 
#6
Unfortuantely already spent mine on a lap top.

primarily to allow me to do my job, not essential but it makes life a lot easier.

How many have spent their bounty on equipment/kit to make their life easier or more comfortable?


My first year bounty when it was £175 was spent on a gortex jacket and a allweather shirt. Still use both today frequently

Jennie
 
#8
Got mine late last time. Apparently 6 months in Iraq only counts the same as a summer camp. Had to do a few weekends during POTL to allow CO to sign me off as 'fit for role'.

Mmmm.
 

ugly

LE
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#9
stabtastic said:
Got mine late last time. Apparently 6 months in Iraq only counts the same as a summer camp. Had to do a few weekends during POTL to allow CO to sign me off as 'fit for role'.

Mmmm.
Says it all really, gets your napper roasted and nuts shot off only to come back to a mandatory BFT and APWT. Winkers the lot of them it should be granted for deploying regardless isnt that an expression of committment, training and availability or is it still being used as a best mate of CSM bonus?
 
#10
Jennie said:
How many have spent their bounty on equipment/kit to make their life easier or more comfortable?
Far more than I care to admit. I've got a bedroom full of mil kit that I don't use but daren't get rid 'just in case!'

Note to self, whittle it down to two wardrobes at least!
 
#11
Just in case of what? You'll be buying G1098 Watches from Silvermans next!
 
#12
When is the cut-off date for calculating bounty eligibility?

Additionally does TAFS + CMS(R) TA + Trg GAP training count for the ITD's? You'd think it would except my and other recent recruits' files show huge chunks missing. :roll:
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#13
The clowns and the units they run that mess up your bounties should be named and shamed 1 so we can avoid them and 2 so we can take the Pisssss!!!!!
 

RP578

LE
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#14
TA_sig said:
When is the cut-off date for calculating bounty eligibility?

Additionally does TAFS + CMS(R) TA + Trg GAP training count for the ITD's? You'd think it would except my and other recent recruits' files show huge chunks missing. :roll:
TA_sig,

You can apply for an extension on if you haven't completed the requirements by the end of March. Your CMS(R) counts as annual camp and every ITD should have been covered in your recruit training with the possible exception of ITD 5 'Recognition'.

Your MTT should have attendence register that denotes who did what. From this they should be able to confirm your completion of ITDs.
 
#17
I remember eventually howling with laughter when chatting with my [WO2] mortar 2ic and the [sgt] PSI. This PSI turned up trying to lord it over anyone TA and was a really condescending ARAB stereotype. The PSI was talking about his pay, and my 2ic started telling him that his TA pay, although at the 'low' WO2 rate wasn't much to talk about, found it useful extra pocket money. The guy just kept repeating 'pocket money?' 'pocket money?' in a whisper with all the stuffing knocked out of him. :lol:
 
#18
bobtheclog said:
Just in case of what? You'll be buying G1098 Watches from Silvermans next!
Never bought that kind of sh1t. That's what stores are for. Bought more shirts, lightweights and '58 pattern webbing in the early days. Boots. warm kit, sleeping systems and so on throughout. Now won't buy anything that doesn't have a dual use.

I suppose it comes down to selling kit that I paid over £1k for, for peanuts. Must be my Yorkshire blood :wink:
 
#20
bobtheclog said:
Just in case of what? You'll be buying G1098 Watches from Silvermans next!
It's cheaper to draw one from stores (the new ones with date window are best) then "lose" it on the next ex. you'll get change from 10 quid, taken directly from your TA pay, and there's no come-back as you have confessed to losing it, signed the chit and bingo! Cheap as Chips.

oh yes...forgot to mention, when you "find it amongst your kit a day later"...still no redress, as you've paid for it, so it's yours (retain the duplicate chit as your receipt)...
 

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