• ARRSE have partnered with Armadillo Merino to bring you an ARRSE exclusive, generous discount offer on their full price range.
    To keep you warm with the best of Merino gear, visit www.armadillomerino.co.uk and use the code: NEWARRSE40 at the checkout to get 40% off!
    This superb deal has been generously offered to us by Armadillo Merino and is valid until midnight on the the 28th of February.

Transferring after commitment bonus

#1
I am currently looking at a transfer from the Army as a JNCO to the RAF as an Officer.

I have just been paid my 5 year commitment bonus (£5500 old scheme) which commits me to a further two years of service. I believe on the old commitment bonus scheme the amount you got, when it was paid, and how long you had to serve in return was dependant on capbadge.

I phoned JPAC yesterday however after reading various parts of JSP 754 to me they decided they didn't know the answer to whether I would have to give the bonus back. They suggested calling my clerk, however my transfer is not yet 'official' and I don't want to set any alarm bells off!

Any ideas?
 
#4
It wouldn't be a transfer would it? If your application was successful and you passed training, then you'd have to effectively sign off as an Army JR and sign on again as RAF Commissioned. I suppose it depends on how the powers would see that.
 
#5
Yes you are right, technically its a discharge and an enlistment in a really short period of time. However I don't drop any pay (I mark time until it catches up), also my pensionable service remains the same.

There doesn't seem to be a definitive answer, I think it will come down to how Chief feels on the day.
 

Latest Threads

New Posts