The exact number of serving British soldiers is not known because of the loss of the records.
Casual opinions and observations from a former Active and Reserve soldier. Not that it matters much, but I'd thought I'd Share my two cents with anyone unfortunate enough to stumble upon this site.
Wednesday, April 09, Reserve Soldier Certificate of Service In what military establishment can you serve as a soldier for 20 years, required to be prepared for deployment and active duty and not be issued a record of your service at your departure?
How about a list of your awards accrued after completing your 8 year contracted service? Answer — In the Army Reserve. You see dear reader — if you do not have an extended active duty period in the Army Reserves you do not receive a DD Form which is a Certificate of release or discharge from Active Duty.
Seems logical — the form applies to active duty service. As a Reserve Soldier I received one after 22 Years Reserve service only because I was mobilized…but what if I had not had the active duty… what then? Well the answer is not good…I could not produce a document that detailed my years of Reserve service, my awards, badges, specialty information, grade or character of service.
In fact the awards and Reserve service after my last active duty tour, including a subsequent short active duty assignment are not documented in a single source certificate from the Army Reserve. Soldiers retire after 20 years and cannot provide an accepted document that details the Reserve Career they held.
A soldier serving a typical 8 year commitment to the Army Reserve today will receive a DD after Basic training and no other document for their service… 7 years of service is not certified, registered, noted except in a personnel file in a file cabinet somewhere.
It is about time that we consider a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Reserve Duty for Reserve soldier service. The existing DD format would be a great start.How to find a Veteran's Discharge Papers: Aid and Attendance Benefit FAQ.
Posted in Uncategorized on March 2, Tags: aid and attendance, FAQ, tips for seniors, veterans. One very important piece of information that is key to a complete Aid and Attendance benefit application are the discharge papers (DD) for a veteran. Note: Personnel records of Army members discharged/retired after 30 September , are retained in electronic format by the Army.
NPRC has access to the Army’s electronic system and will respond to requests for those records.
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