I see that TA Pensions has been raised again on the TA100 thread. I also checked out the existing pension thread but found no real conclusion to that one. If you havn't already seen it the current issue of TAQ magazine has the definitive answer. You'll find this publication at your TAC or on Armynet. It has also been the subject of questions in theHouse of Commons, the latest being on 18 February 2008. The answer included the following: "An Employment Tribunal held in June 2007 accepted that the MOD had justifiable reasons for excluding reservists serving on man training days, voluntary training or other duties from the armed forces pension schemes. It affirmed that the Department's longstanding approach of paying an annual bounty for volunteer reserve service, in recognition of the different terms and conditions, remains valid." See http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2008-02-18c.186783.h The best advice now seems to be to invest some or all of your bounty to help you in your dotage. Don't follow thgis myself, you understand, but it does make sense.