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Fancy rejoining....

Old 31st Jan 2018, 11:46
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Fancy rejoining....

Any takers??

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/h...vice-transfer/
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 12:29
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expected that a Rejoiner will be able to complete a minimum of 3 yearsí productive Service before age 60
I miss out by about 24 years, a pity.

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Old 31st Jan 2018, 13:54
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There are jobs for ex RAF helicopter pilots at a number of different locations.

https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment/h...fer/vacancies/
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 14:03
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NOT A HOPE IN HADES
I'm not taking a pay cut, or losing out on what I currently do
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 14:03
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Timed out, like many others here!

And from what I’ve read, I wouldn’t want to play in today’s RAF anyway. But I’m sure I was oroductive for 3 years out of my 29
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 15:13
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I wonder if there are any voluntary redundancy schemes for 54 year old ex military offshore pilots.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 15:21
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Ironic isn't it, make people redundant and then have to go looking for people that will probably need a chairlift to get back into the cockpit to replace them..
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 15:33
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For some years after I left, I had a recurring dream that I had been called back! In them I was usually starting as a raw recruit.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 16:01
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It's a cyclic thing, because people never learn from the past. There was a big voluntary redundancy programme in the mid-70s, and a lot of pilots left for greener pastures. Me included. Within a very short time they were trying to entice people back, and I believe that was when the spec aircrew thing started.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 16:39
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If you read the information at the link, this is not just aimed at pilots - and there are people out there who have found the grass is not greener after all. I think the point is that, for those who want to, rejoining (and transfers between Services) has been made a lot easier than it was, with pragmatism now much in evidence. The old days of "I know you have been flying the same type with X but you haven't been flying it in the RAF so you will need to do the long course again..." have gone. Is that not a good thing for rejoiners and for we, the taxpayers?
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 16:41
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I'm pleased to see they want QFI's for rotary jobs. Obviously well up to speed with service abbreviations.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 17:10
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I would be first in the queue to go back to the organisation that I knew. The present one? Forget it. 14 years over the top anyway.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 17:23
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Bring back the cold war, RAFG and all. Although at 67, with angina and arthrytis in my legs, I doubt if I would make the grade. The beer at 95 pfs would be nice. (That was five pints to the £1 to the young 'uns.)
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 17:26
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And will I get to live in a decent married quarter for a reasonable rent?
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 18:17
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Herod, IIRC SA came in 69, the redundancy was about 72. For aircrew it was aimed at some types and higher ranks. Remember one flt Lt finally going places promoted straight in to the redundancy bracket. Oh cruel fate.

Then the wholesale slaughter of Ascot crews.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 18:37
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I remember the recruiting poster in the late 40's stating "Ginger's back, join him in the RAF." I did, and 8 years later the narrative had changed; too many aircrew and many were cast adrift, including many of the ex-wartime aircrew still flying. 'Due to the contraction of the service.'
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 18:44
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Rejoin today and be in time for the next round of Defence cut redundancy payments

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Old 31st Jan 2018, 18:47
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If it's a similar deal to the one I was offered a few years ago, the first thing they will do is "abate" your service pension. Which in my case, would have meant a significant pay cut.

Or, the "offer" of reserve service (High Readiness Reserve), where the RAF expected me to commute from the Far East at my own expense every month (£1200 round trip) but would kindly pay me a motor mileage allowance from Heathrow to Odiham..... for a daily rate of pay of about £45 a day, I think it was. Didn't take long making a decision on that one. In any case, there was no way they could have persuaded my employer to allow me time off to do it.

Anyway, I'm also age barred now, thank goodness and I'd far rather tinker about in the garage on my days off.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 18:59
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Too many negatives and the pension abatement is a big obstacle. Iíve been out for nearly 6 yrs and the military has changed massively. I can see more civilian contractor jobs in the future for the aircrew, that might be one way of attracting the experienced back to the fold.
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Old 31st Jan 2018, 19:48
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Originally Posted by Fortissimo View Post
The old days of "I know you have been flying the same type with X but you haven't been flying it in the RAF so you will need to do the long course again..." have gone. Is that not a good thing for rejoiners and for we, the taxpayers?
Sadly not, I know a very experienced rejoiner who is waiting nearly 8 months to do the long course, on the same type!😞
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