One of the best kept military secrets in British history IMHO. Did you get your initial TA officer's kit issue too and did you also have a No2 dress on issue? all questions you need to take up with your QM - once you have fortified your knowledge with a sizeable dose of TA Regs. don't get your hopes up mind you, it pays for a pair of mess overalls in most units and a leg in Yeomanry or some of the more up-them-selves Signal Regiments.
Not looking forward to the end of graddaddy rights on my current kit in a year or so's time, its going to be F'ing expensive to buy the new stuff - I think the Dress Committe must be getting a kick-back from the tailors !
When i got mine just over 2 years ago (albeit List B as im an ACF officer) it was just shy of Â£400. I was fortunate, didnt have to do anything - it just turned up on my wage slip. Will try and find out from my CEO (very switched on chap re all things financial - he's Aberdonian!!) which form is required and let you know.
Shouldn't do. I got my form emailed to me from my PSAO, should be quite straight forward. Handed it in an age ago though and still no sign of the money so don't count on it coming through quickly. It's just short of Â£400 now, which won't even cover one set of kit let alone Service dress and blues and mess kit as it's meant to be for. Grr.
The form is a JPA F011 and if someone knows how to upload it I have it in word format. All the regulations about getting the allowance are contained in JSP 752 Chapter 8. You are required to pay part of the money back if you either leave early or join the regulars and receive the regular army officer officer clothing grant.