Transfer request advice needed

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  1. Just a quick one if anybody can advise,

    I have been instructed by my chain of command to write a formal letter requesting a transfer, however I am suffering writers block!!!

    Anyone got any ideas for what I should include and how?

    Thanks in advance! :)
  2. Name and adress
  3. Army Number
  4. All you need to do is say
    How Do Sir,
    I would like to transfer from A_______ to B________ because, I am leaving the area / want to use my civilian trade to better use in a new unit / your unit is a bag of w@nk and I want to go some where they have a clue on running a unit. (Delete as applicable).

    Yours Sincerely

    Private Blogs 25134815

    All of the reasons for leaving I have used in the past
  5. Cheers guys,

    Will make sure to mention the bag of w@nk bit! ;)
  6. Here's what I wrote

    "Dear Sir/Madman

    I am applying for leave to transfer from The London Irish to the HAC. Although I hold you in high regard, many of your officers are inadequate disgusting social climbers who would have two chances of leading full time troops, slim and none.

    Consequently, I am going to try to get into a regiment where the troopers are from all walks of life, and have nothing to prove to anyone, up, down, sideways, or in any other direction.

    I remain Sir, etc etc, lie lie"

    something like that should do the trick :)
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  7. From the top of my head, without JSP101 to hand:

    Address (right justified)

    Date (24th April 2006, right justified)

    Address of your RHQ (left justified)

    Dear (Lieutenant Colonel X, do not abbrieviate rank)

    APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER (Bold, Underlined, left justified)

    1. I have the honour to request a transfer to 3rd Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires) etc.

    2. Blah, blah, blah (these all left justified)

    I have the honour to be,
    Your obedient Servant


    Green Homer
    Second Lieutenant
  8. msr

    msr LE

  9. Well I'v managed to cobble something together that covers all the formalities without waffling!!

    Thanks all
  10. or you could just pick up a transfer form from your clerk... :wink:
  11. Which I'm just filling in for the 3rd time :roll: .
  12. Only if you're an OR.
  13. Can you put you letter template up here please I really need to transfer
  14. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    Just write what you want to say in a legible format.

    You are not being graded on your service writing. Even if they don't like it, you are transferring anyway.
  15. Can they stop you from transferring?