Hello. I am trying to retrieve my Service number after having one 10 years ago in TA (forgotten). I want it to use on an application for other TA unit. Just wondered if I can just put "dont know" or should I contact Glasgow by post ? Thanks.
Doesn't matter if you can remember it or not. After 2003(?) you will get a new JPA number. I was really peed off to loose my 2456.... number to get a new 3006.... number. I must be one of the oldest and grayest buggers to have such a nig number!
I got a prior pre-JPA number back upon rejoining apres JPA. Seems someone in Glasgow forgot to close down my old record or somesuch. It'd be nice if they'd continued to pay me in the interim, but it was not so.
If you have trouble remembering your number, you'll be pleased with this new JPA malarkey. For a small fee (I forget how much, but it's just coppers), you can change your Army number to something more memorable.
Most of my lot have chosen 33333333. Not only is it easier to remember, but if you do forget, you just have to ask a mate.