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Using Rank on Retirement

Old 29th Mar 2021, 16:53
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Seems a bit harsh to forfeit a pension earned while employed. The punishment is the 21 months imprisonment I would have thought?
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Old 29th Mar 2021, 17:53
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I thought that losing your pension because you had been a naughty boy went out with Dixon of Dock Green.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 05:07
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I believe he keeps his pension but loses his OBE and LSGCM.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 09:10
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque
Our eldest had been in seven different schools by the time it came for him to sit his GCSE exams because he didn’t want to go to boarding school and we wanted to bring him up ourselves, rather than put him in the care of others. He’s done very well for himself, as in fact all his three siblings have done.
By the time she was 5 my eldest was on her 5th house. Fortunately the 5th one was the one we bought after I left. She’s off to university this summer, and we’re still in it!
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 14:54
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Originally Posted by Haraka
You might remember the " Curtains for Wilson " episode.
Haraka, I remember it well. I was working at Defence Sales and i got a call from a friend at Strike who told me not to worry about Sandy because he had a job lined up at Laura Ashley as their defence sales manager
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 16:18
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Originally Posted by PlasticCabDriver
By the time she was 5 my eldest was on her 5th house. Fortunately the 5th one was the one we bought after I left. She’s off to university this summer, and we’re still in it!
Beats me, but I used to teach refresher courses for forecasters aged c. 45 years ,therefore 25 years service. One long-running project which ended with a sample of about 200 was the number of house moves in career, excluding voluntary ones [other than MQs, the Queen paid all selling/ buying agent and solicitor fees and removal expenses and a bit on top.]

Average move frequency was three years, probably a little less often than serving RAF..

We managed [during married life]: Thirsk, Gutersloh, Doncaster, Yateley, JHQ, Gainsborough, Bridgend, JHQ and S. Lincs. Nine in 36 years. The average stay was held long-ish by virtue of some serious commuting and also some serious Mess living to avoid uprooting the children.

This is not a complaint, we all have had boxes that packed themselves ...........
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 16:45
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Not only the military, Oberon Senior was in the Metropolitan Police and by the time I was 15 I was on my 6th. school. The 3 years at Locking was the longest I spent under tuition.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 20:10
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I lived in fourteen houses and went to twelve schools. The shortest school was Solva in 1945. I came back after the first day whinging that I couldnt understand anybody. A few days later I went to St Davids where they spoke English. In 1950 I joined my father at RAF Heany in Rhodesia and we lived in a mission farm 30 miles out of Bulawayo so I had six months off until my father found a house in town.

Coming back in March 1953 I stayed with my grandparents until my father had sorted a house near Moreton in the Marsh. It was nearly the summer holidays so I stayed out until the next term. Rhodesia stated senior school at twelve so at thirteen I went straight into the third form and had to catch up two years work.

Halfway through my fourth form my father was going to leave the Air Force and go back to Rhodesia. The school decided to push me through some O Levels so I had some qualifications so I got Maths English and Science after two years work.

My father delayed by ten months so I had fifteen free periods a week just doing French, Geography and History. I never did receive those certificates but fortunately I joined the RAF in Salisbury on a Direct Commission when only three O Levels were required: two days before the DC Scheme B came in which required six O Levels.
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 08:03
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FED ... forgive my nit-piking, but Dec B was 5. My 6th O-level was a spare!
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 10:51
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Agreed, 5 O-level, and if you were trying for Cranwell (Permanent Commission) two of those at A-level. I had A in Chemistry and Geography, O in English, Maths and Physics. Luckily for me (in retrospect) I failed the Cranwell, but was offered the DEC B
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