JR to SR

What changes are they aside from the obvious?

I know you can authorise your own leave and need to pay into a mess, but is there anything else?
 

redmonkey

War Hero
Book Reviewer
0745 for Junior Rates.
0755 for Senior Rates.


Although how often are seniors working late with admin etc. As soon as secure is piped the JRs are stampeding down the gangway*




*Most SRs have already found an excuse to be ashore by this stage.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
I've always thought the service strips away your entitlements when you join, then gradually gives you back your home comforts, such as your own room, bathroom, freedom to come and go as you please, drink spirits, get up when you like, etc, as you are advanced/promoted. As off claimed, the highest rank in the Armed Forces is civilian, first class ;)
 

Sumo

War Hero
I've always thought the service strips away your entitlements when you join, then gradually gives you back your home comforts, such as your own room, bathroom, freedom to come and go as you please, drink spirits, get up when you like, etc, as you are advanced/promoted. As off claimed, the highest rank in the Armed Forces is civilian, first class ;)
civil service first class, jack cattle class or lower
:rolleyes:
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
I always thought that the rate with the least advantages was Leading Hand, no extras apart from a small pay rise, no separate room or mess ashore.
 

PedlarP

Lantern Swinger
In 71, at Collingrad, the pipe was: commence Senior Rates leave, open Hector Road gate. Fifteen minutes later, commence Junior Rates leave, close Hector Road gate. The killick RA’s not only had to wait the fifteen minutes, they had to go the long way around White City and down to the Main Gate.

Any other greenies remember that?
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I do have a vague recollection of that when I joined there in 1974 but as VM JOEM I never took much notice, on killicks course we had to march everywhere but on Mechs course, as SR's we didn't march anywhere.
 
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