ABN 103/12 19 Nov 12 SENIORITY OF SERVING AND EX-REGULAR SOLDIERS ON ENLISTMENT IN THE TERRITORIAL ARMY ISSUE 1. The current DIN , which lays down the process for Regular and Ex-Regular soldier enlistment into the Territorial Army (TA), states that seniority is not to be transferred on joining the TA. This ABN rescinds this specific direction. Regular and ex-Regular Soldiers will now retain their substantive seniority upon enlisting in the Territorial Army (TA) . TARGET AUDIENCE 2. All Regular Army, Army Reserve and Territorial Army Personnel. KEY POINTS Soldiers, upon enlistment into the TA directly from the Regular Army, will retain their Regular substantive rank seniority provided that they are appointed to a position in that rank in the TA. Ex-Regulars, upon enlistment into the TA, will retain their former Regular Army substantive rank upon enlistment in the TA provided that there has not been a break in service of more than three years and provided that they are appointed to a position in that rank in the TA. EXTRACTION FOR UNIT ROUTINE ORDERS 3. The following is to be repeated in Unit Routine Orders: Upon enlisting in the TA, Regular and ex-Regular soldiers will retain their Regular Army substantive seniority, provided that they are filling a position in the TA in their former substantive rank and that there has not been a break in service of more than three years. BACKGROUND 4. The wording in the current DIN could act as a disincentive to soldiers looking to enlist in the TA. This ABN now rescinds the direction given in the DIN regarding soldiers transferring Regular seniority upon enlistment in the TA. This brings policy in line with AGAI Ch 44, Annex C para 6. 5. A revised DIN will be published and TA Regulations 1978 will be amended in due course. 6. Enlistment in the TA does not affect your Regular Army pension. 7. Point of Contact. LF-Manning(A)-Pol-Res-SO2. Tel: 94393 6136 or 01264 886136.