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resign, relinquish, retire

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#6
chocolate_frog said:
if you retire you have a chance to get it back....

the other two don't.
I don't think that's 100% accurate. I believe that those that have retired, at whatever age, from the services (certainly the RN) still hold the Queen's Commission, however if they go to work for a foreign government they must inform NavSec (or equiv) and relinquish their commission. When they return to the UK they can reapply to have their commission reinstated.

IMD
 
#8
Sadly, there is no such thing as a RO any more; they are civil servants at grade d, or C and any tosser can apply for such posts, not just Military tossers. Even gopwos can apply!
 

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