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19th Sep 2020, 23:31
Replies: 199
Views: 63,191
Posted By Jambo Jet

Im in a very similar boat, however if you stay in...

Im in a very similar boat, however if you stay in until your 60th birthday I think you will find that AFPS 15 becomes payable at 60; if you left the day before then you're right, the 15 portion will...
20th Jul 2020, 21:15
Replies: 199
Views: 63,191
Posted By Jambo Jet

Except it is better than that, for every 4K you...

Except it is better than that, for every 4K you put in the gov pay 1K, and you can claim 1K back. (ie 5K gets paid in for a 4 K contribution, 20% tax relief paid by gov 1k and if you are a high rate...
21st Feb 2020, 14:03
Replies: 199
Views: 63,191
Posted By Jambo Jet

In a nutshell - Yes more likely! On AFPS05...

In a nutshell - Yes more likely!

On AFPS05 (or 75) the retirement age is 55. The MOD knew this and hence there was an offer to allign to the NEM so that your service would qualify for a full...
20th Feb 2020, 17:49
Replies: 199
Views: 63,191
Posted By Jambo Jet

An update from the MOD/FPS MOD - FPS Update...

An update from the MOD/FPS MOD - FPS Update (https://forcespensionsociety.org/2020/02/mccloud-and-armed-forces-pensions-update-on-technical-discussions/)

Seems that there is to be a public...
16th Jan 2020, 10:28
Replies: 199
Views: 63,191
Posted By Jambo Jet

Well said that man. Otherwise what are we paying...

Well said that man. Otherwise what are we paying £40/yr each for?

Why Forces Pension Society exists (https://forcespensionsociety.org/about-us/why-we-exist/)
14th Jan 2020, 23:26
Replies: 199
Views: 63,191
Posted By Jambo Jet

It’s not as simple as a choice to return to...

It’s not as simple as a choice to return to previous pension or transfer to 15. People have made life choices on the back of the migration to 15. Whether that be to leave because of erosion of...
31st Dec 2019, 17:13
Replies: 199
Views: 63,191
Posted By Jambo Jet

There is not going to be a quick fix to this....

There is not going to be a quick fix to this. Everyone has a unique gripe with being forced onto AFPS 15 and each case is subtly different (hence why everyone’s discrimination compensation may be...
20th Dec 2019, 19:54
Replies: 199
Views: 63,191
Posted By Jambo Jet

”Specifically, it is recognised that it is not as...

”Specifically, it is recognised that it is not as simple as putting everyone back into their old pension scheme. This is because some SP will be better off in the old scheme, and some better off in...
17th Dec 2019, 07:18
Replies: 45
Views: 21,020
Posted By Jambo Jet

Grumpy 15 pensions are not abated. However,...

Grumpy 15 pensions are not abated.

However, you are approaching 60 therefore you won't be on AFPS 15 unless you were younger than 52 years old on 1 April 2019. (Protected rights when 15...
15th Dec 2019, 12:34
Replies: 45
Views: 21,020
Posted By Jambo Jet

If you re-join with a 75 pension in payment then...

If you re-join with a 75 pension in payment then you keep it (if it is abated it will return to full value when you retire for the second time) and you start a brand new pension on 15 terms from the...
14th Dec 2019, 13:51
Replies: 45
Views: 21,020
Posted By Jambo Jet

Its pretty simple really. Abatement is assessed...

Its pretty simple really. Abatement is assessed on rejoining OR promotion only. So rejoining is not a career push. ie consider carefully any promotion offer!

How much are they offering when you...
4th Dec 2019, 08:15
Replies: 199
Views: 63,191
Posted By Jambo Jet

The RAF are already short of key personnel in...

The RAF are already short of key personnel in certain branches. Now that the 'rejoiner' brigade can leave at age 55 with a decent second pension, why would they remain in to age 60? The interesting...
3rd Dec 2019, 20:08
Replies: 199
Views: 63,191
Posted By Jambo Jet

Just run the current calculator with your current...

Just run the current calculator with your current expected dates. And for 75/05 only make sure you are aged 45 or older on 1 April 2012 !
22nd Nov 2019, 11:56
Replies: 165
Views: 61,784
Posted By Jambo Jet

It would be interesting to see what wee Jimmy...

It would be interesting to see what wee Jimmy Crankie has to say for herself if someone asks during these upcoming leader debates "Defence for an Independent Scotland...Hows that going to transition...
22nd Nov 2019, 11:30
Replies: 165
Views: 61,784
Posted By Jambo Jet

Would be interested to know just how many...

Would be interested to know just how many servicemen would be happy just to switch to the Scottish Royal Air Force after a successful Independence process? Pay, pensions, opportunities, location...
9th Jul 2019, 17:06
Replies: 13
Views: 6,876
Posted By Jambo Jet

Correct, albeit RRP is not assessed in the...

Correct, albeit RRP is not assessed in the calculation. It will also depend on how long ago you left as there is a CPI adjustment made to what was your wage as you left when they do the calculation....
17th Sep 2018, 07:45
Replies: 23
Views: 5,153
Posted By Jambo Jet

Military Shortages In Many Key Areas

An interesting article recently published highlights the extent that the UKAF has skill shortages in 102 critical areas with one of these areas being "pilot shortages'. According to the House of...
14th May 2018, 08:16
Replies: 15
Views: 2,635
Posted By Jambo Jet

University Funding

I know this will only apply to a few of you but I thought it worth mentioning. I joined the RAF from a Scottish address many moons ago, since then all of my service has been south of the Border or...
22nd Apr 2018, 13:02
Replies: 59
Views: 18,267
Posted By Jambo Jet

Kinloss (???)

Kinloss (???)
6th Oct 2017, 08:30
Replies: 3
Views: 3,245
Posted By Jambo Jet

https://www.aidu.mod.uk/Milflip/index.php

https://www.aidu.mod.uk/Milflip/index.php
9th May 2017, 16:36
Replies: 12
Views: 2,816
Posted By Jambo Jet

Out of curiosity what percentage rise did you get...

Out of curiosity what percentage rise did you get and I am assuming you commuted the maximum
4th May 2017, 13:28
Replies: 957
Views: 270,646
Posted By Jambo Jet

Allies Can Help US Lower Weapons Costs, Build New...

Allies Can Help US Lower Weapons Costs, Build New Force « Breaking Defense - Defense industry news, analysis and commentary...
11th Mar 2017, 06:54
Replies: 34
Views: 23,783
Posted By Jambo Jet

I suspect that the AP is based on the publically...

I suspect that the AP is based on the publically available book "The Mechanics of Flight" by A.C.Kermode. Many of the diagrams and explanations in that book are those in AP3456, or should that be...
23rd May 2015, 16:14
Replies: 25
Views: 7,304
Posted By Jambo Jet

Wouldn't be too surprised if the UK also bought...

Wouldn't be too surprised if the UK also bought C130 in the next few years
4th May 2015, 09:40
Replies: 27
Views: 6,049
Posted By Jambo Jet

Flightdeck or cockpit?

Flightdeck or cockpit?
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