Whens a Major not a Major

#1
If a Major leaves the TA - can he still use the title Major? Are there any records the public can see see that shows when a Major was in the TA and what he did?
 
#2
notasheep1 said:
If a Major leaves the TA - can he still use the title Major? Are there any records the public can see see that shows when a Major was in the TA and what he did?
Who cares.........
 
#3
notasheep1 said:
If a Major leaves the TA - can he still use the title Major? Are there any records the public can see see that shows when a Major was in the TA and what he did?
An officer of Field rank retains the right to use his rank as a title after leaving so if he is that insecure, technically yes he can be called Major if you choose to do so. he can also be called knob and do nothing about it

The London Gazette records all commissions, promotions and resignations. Not what he did though
 
#4
notasheep1 said:
If a Major leaves the TA - can he still use the title Major? Are there any records the public can see see that shows when a Major was in the TA and what he did?
Who you trying to bubble and why?
 
#5
Are you chasing a potential Walt ? The Gazette will list when he Commissioned etc, but TA Offrs are not shown in the Army List.
Proving what he did while serving will be a bit of a Detective story.


.....My favourite is a clown who in addition to the usual hints about connections with "Them" also claims to be a Professor.

Hello Alan.
 
#6
CAARPS said:
An officer of Field rank retains the right to use his rank as a title after leaving so if he is that insecure, technically yes he can be called Major if you choose to do so. he can also be called knob and do nothing about it
Do serving soldiers have to address the insecure by their old rank? Is there anything in QRs that says we have to?
 
#7
saladin said:
Are you chasing a potential Walt ? The Gazette will list when he Commissioned etc, but TA Offrs are not shown in the Army List.
Proving what he did while serving will be a bit of a Detective story.


.....My favourite is a clown who in addition to the usual hints about connections with "Them" also claims to be a Professor.

Hello Alan.
TA officers are shown in the army list!

PW
 
#8
Who cares..... Why should a TA Officer get the same as a regular Officer... U should not think that having retired Major after your name is acceptable, You are already in the civilian employment area what are you after......
 
#9
stacker1 said:
CAARPS said:
An officer of Field rank retains the right to use his rank as a title after leaving so if he is that insecure, technically yes he can be called Major if you choose to do so. he can also be called knob and do nothing about it
Do serving soldiers have to address the insecure by their old rank? Is there anything in QRs that says we have to?
I don’t think so mate, it’s normally done as a mark of respect or the fact that the RO is normally bessies with the boss and it is best to call them Colonel or Sir. :D
 
#10
The rank conciousness bit reminds me of the eejit who joined our Bn as an OC and at the next Dinner Night was, late on in the evening, standing in the bogs. The following conversation is understood to have occurred.

Capt P " Hello X"
OC " You should call me Sir"
Capt P " I'll call you cnut"
....Smack, Claret etc.....

The bloke left the unit soon after, unmourned.
 
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#12
What about retired majors who are now civil servants working for MOD can you call them what you like?
 
#13
armadillo said:
What about retired majors who are now civil servants working for MOD can you call them what you like?
Well that depends how **** they are... as far as i am concerned a civi is a civi, When u leave full time service u are like everybody else or is that just the lower ranks......
 
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armadillo

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#14
The_Big_Floater said:
armadillo said:
What about retired majors who are now civil servants working for MOD can you call them what you like?
Well that depends how **** they are... as far as i am concerned a civi is a civi, When u leave full time service u are like everybody else or is that just the lower ranks......
Oh goody looking forward to work on Monday, someones gonna end up being called a cnut
 
#15
armadillo said:
What about retired majors who are now civil servants working for MOD can you call them what you like?
See my post above.

I suppose it all boils down to your working relationship with them, their position in the organisation and how much of a highly strung, self-important prick they are :D
 
#16
The_Big_Floater said:
Who cares..... Why should a TA Officer get the same as a regular Officer... U should not think that having retired Major after your name is acceptable, You are already in the civilian employment area what are you after......
I do agree with you that bigging it up after serving by hanging on to your Rank is more than a bit Naff - but I do take exception to your dig at the TA. There will be TA Majors out there with just as many Op medals as many Regulars, just as much reason to be proud of their achivements. A game at recent dinners around here has been to get a crowd of Op experienced TA offrs to stand around certain senior Regular officers who sport no such decorations for a photo....
 
#18
saladin said:
[I do agree with you that bigging it up after serving by hanging on to your Rank is more than a bit Naff - but I do take exception to your dig at the TA. There will be TA Majors out there with just as many Op medals as many Regulars, just as much reason to be proud of their achivements. A game at recent dinners around here has been to get a crowd of Op experienced TA offrs to stand around certain senior Regular officers who sport no such decorations for a photo....
Oh how you must laugh at that you wags :roll:
 
#20
saladin said:
The_Big_Floater said:
Who cares..... Why should a TA Officer get the same as a regular Officer... U should not think that having retired Major after your name is acceptable, You are already in the civilian employment area what are you after......
I do agree with you that bigging it up after serving by hanging on to your Rank is more than a bit Naff - but I do take exception to your dig at the TA. There will be TA Majors out there with just as many Op medals as many Regulars, just as much reason to be proud of their achivements. A game at recent dinners around here has been to get a crowd of Op experienced TA offrs to stand around certain senior Regular officers who sport no such decorations for a photo....
Yeh I did a few years with the TA and all of them did not impress.. So Nice to Knock the lantern and Kick the sand bag but it was the regulars who saved them from major embarresment.. but that is not the topic.. Why does having the rank in civi street matter..... it does not... and all the jumped up retired officers are only pulling it because they are in a position where they can and poor old tom or whatever has to bow to there position....

Get a real job and stop trying to play god in your littledomain.....
 

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