SPVA (JPAC Mobilisation Cell)

#1
Hi Fellow Members,
Received my annual reporting letter today for the Regular Reserves etc.
He..He..After 22 Years service and 1 year in Civ Div, are they trying to entice me back into the fold?
Bit of a quandry do I tick the Yes or No box..Mmmmm..Decisions!!

Any other member received there letter?
And what are the benefits if I do decide to re-enrole?

Regards

D.
 

OldSnowy

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#2
You'll get it every year - as long as they can find you, that is.

I get it now, tick the 'yes' box and send it in. There is not a cat in hell's chance of you being mobilised against your will - except, of course, in the case of the traditional "War of National Survival", in which case you'd presumably want to do your bit anyway. If you want to serve again, call them, and have a chat - you never know!

In summary: tick yes, send it back.
 
#3
OldSnowy said:
You'll get it every year - as long as they can find you, that is.

I get it now, tick the 'yes' box and send it in. There is not a cat in hell's chance of you being mobilised against your will - except, of course, in the case of the traditional "War of National Survival", in which case you'd presumably want to do your bit anyway. If you want to serve again, call them, and have a chat - you never know!

In summary: tick yes, send it back.
Cheers Oldsnowy,
Much appreciated for the heads up.;)

Regards

D.
 
#4
I too have recieved a letter about this, but I shall be calling them tomorrow to find out anymore details about this, as I think in true Army style there could be some hidden extra's, especially with all the changes in the defence sector. I post here when I recieve more info
 
#5
#6
I spoke to the RR cell a few weeks ago. The likelihood of being mobilised is effectively nil unless you volunteer or are joining in the future after the TACOS will have changed under FR20. According to FR20 there may be "increased reliance" being introduced in the future. My opinion is that this will not affect people leaving today and that overall numbers will still be tiny and predominantly specialists.

In terms of benefits, there are few, but equally there are few liabilities. It makes it slightly easier if you want to rejoin on an FTRS contract, but the RR cell said that even if your RR liability had expired they could reenlist you when the time comes if you were accepted for a job.

Out of interest, what does the letter say? As I transferred to the TA I have never received one.
 

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