Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

bootneck thinking of re joining the corps

Alrite ladsI left the corps in 2010 served 6 years but i joined when i was 16 so 4 man years when i left i could have got the 4 year signing on bonus. My question is if i re join will i still get the signing on bonus? And how would that work if i joined RMR?Also if i re joined does anyone know if i would still have to be in the sigs branch?Any info would be a massive help i cant go in to the AFCO im in New Zealand.Cheers lads


War Hero
You know the score Royal. They'll feed you all manner of lies and promises. As soon as you have drawn your kit and shaped your lid, next stop......... Sigs lines!

sent from my mobile device using crappa talk and sausage fingers


War Hero

The retention/commitment bonus is only paid if you stay in, so is not applicable after a break in service unfortunately.

Those joining before 2005, will have their former service deducted from the new AFPS 2005, 18 year contract.

Pension is best advised & confirmed by a pensions expert, but generally previous accrued pension remains preserved, but you would rejoin & start afresh on the AFPS 2005 scheme if you join the regular service.

For RMR, as I'm sure you're aware, you don't have any pension unless taken-on full-time contracts & those joining the RMR need to be UK residents.

The RM Requirements Manager will advise the terms and conditions under which you would be permitted to rejoin & what, if any, SQ you will be employed.


War Hero
You can get your old pension amalgamated with your new one. I'm a rejoin myself and didn't find this out till after 10 months of being back in. It's just a case of writing a letter stating your intentions to the pensions division. For further information contact JPAC, I found them more useful that UPO.


War Hero
I found UPO a nightmare regarding me rejoing especially back dated pay, and dive pay ( retention pay) Only after 10 months of pestering them, took my complaint through the divisional system then things got a move on.


War Hero
I found all UPO's useless regarding me and having rejoined. Not one sang from the same hymn book.

It's taken two years to get my jpa looking like it is supposed to however I'm still chasing things now. Most of it I done myself going around the UPO's as most couldn't answer my questions nothing to do with pensions.

I've lost count of the amount of times I've spent telling the UPO's to check my old doc's under my old service number because they wouldn't believe half the stuff I was telling them

Every turn of the shaft is a new adventure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


War Hero
Book Reviewer
The only advice i can give you is this - Primark do a good, cheap range of off the shoulder cocktail dresses. They are no longer issued.
As an ex bootneck I'd expect him to have proffed some of the better bits of kit like off the shoulder dresses when he left.

"You can take the man out of the Marines but you cant take the Marine out of the dress"


Thought I'd jump in on this post as I am also thinking of rejoining the Corps. I'm in the RMR now but getting accurate advice on rejoining seems hard to come by there.
Ninja Stoker made the following comment which has left me wanting to clarify something; "Those joining before 2005, will have their former service deducted from the new AFPS 2005, 18 year contract."
I did 5 years in the Corps joining in 2005 but on the 75 pension scheme due to 3 previous years in the army (2 of which were from age 16). I'm not that interested in the pension aspect but want to know how long a new contract would be for if I did rejoin. Would I sign a new 18 year contract, 18 years less the years already served or is it the old 22 year contract less the years already served?


War Hero
Basically if you were on the old 22 year contract you won't be this time round. Your time done previously will be taken into account when signing on the current 18 year contract. If you have already done 5 years you will only have 13 left to do. However you will have 5 years preserved pension on the old scheme and 13 years when time done on the current scheme. Therefore you won't leave on a full pension only two preserved pensions.

You can either stay with that option or transfer the 5 years preserved over when you rejoin to the current scheme ( you have 12 months to do this in) so when you are time done you leave with a whole pension scheme not two preserved ones

Every turn of the shaft is a new adventure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


War Hero
Yeah there is that. Things are changing in 2015 pensions wise. What I said it what it currently is

Every turn of the shaft is a new adventure. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
OsmiumOxide Bootneck Jailed. Current Affairs 20
Deckhamlad Ex Bootneck looking to join the RFA RFA 2
soleil Knit Yourself A Bootneck (or Matelot!) Charity 0
S Bootneck Saves Para The Corps 10
T Bootneck blagger at the Olympics...made me chuckle. The Corps 12
D Joining RNR as an ex bootneck Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 6
trelawney126 NZ Bootneck in Dire Straits Down Under Diamond Lil's 6
The_Caretaker A Bootneck Miscellaneous 0
F Bootneck Yomp 2009 Charity 0
I BLESMA - Bootneck Charity Race The Corps 1
I BLESMA - Bootneck Charity Race Charity 0
S MOD turning Bootneck into Action Man. Honestly. Current Affairs 7
FNUSNU Bootneck Gladiator! Diamond Lil's 16
Guns Bootneck hero throws himself on grenade... The Corps 80
sgtpepperband You Know You're A Bootneck When... The Corps 5
wet_blobby God is a bootneck...official. Diamond Lil's 14
S Bootneck Yank Social & Reunions 14
C hot Bootneck action on Weston beach! The Corps 8
T Castaway old and bold bootneck The Quarterdeck 0
sadmann_insane!! The bootneck/army thing! The Corps 10
W Too old to be a Bootneck? RMR 9
B Bootneck assistance required. Help Please! The Corps 2
M Qualified Deck Officer, Thinking of moving from Cruise Ships to RFA RFA 3
M Thinking of joining RNR. Ex raf rigger Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 35
vauxhall Thinking of Emigrating? What About Your Pensions? Finance & Pensions 3
MoD_RSS News story: New funding stream for blue sky thinking MoD News 0
vauxhall Thinking and Planning Ahead - FARs Finance & Pensions 0
MoD_RSS Speech: A different philosophy: why our thinking on flooding needs to change faster than the climate MoD News 0
MoD_RSS Press release: From jail to a job: women take bold steps with forward thinking charity MoD News 0
D 56 and thinking about joining the RFA... ex infantry 12 years in, retired cop 23 years in, currently working for Scots Government as an investigator. RFA 39
L thinking about joining Joining the Royal Navy 5
D Thinking about joining RNP Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
T Ex WE thinking about rejoining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 34
S Thinking of joining the RNR but unsure Joining the Royal Navy 12
Borochap Ex RN Chef thinking of joining up, advice please... RFA 67
D Thinking of joining RNR Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 14
S Thinking of re enlisting Health & Fitness 6
MoD_RSS Speech: Secretary of State offers an insight into UK defence thinking MoD News 0
S I'm thinking about joining the RFA RFA 13
M EX regular thinking of RNR Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 73
MoD_RSS Speech: Thinking to win MoD News 0
C Thinking of joining the RNR Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 16
MoD_RSS News story: Thinking of exporting to Iran when sanctions are lifted? MoD News 0
M Civvie plumber thinking of becoming and engineering technician marine engineer Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 16
S Thinking about joining as ATC. Help? The Fleet Air Arm 7
Val the Gal Thinking about Old Soldiers Films, Music, TV & All Things Artsy 10
K Thinking of applying to RNR Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 95
T thinking of re-joining Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 5
B Thinking of joining RFA, travel fund to ship questions RFA 9
W Thinking about joining. Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 8
Similar threads

Latest Threads

New Posts