Service certificate

Exocet

Midshipman
#1
After serving 22years, aren't you supposed to get some kind of citation or certificate?
As my followers will no doubt be aware, I served 13.5 years, then joined the Mpgs and rejoined.
I then completed my 22years with the RN, and am now in receipt of my pension, so there is no doubt I did my time, however, because of Jpac/jpa, they will only recognise 8.5 years service. So disappointingly I did not get a citation.
Does anyone know if it is something I should have recieved? Or have I dipped out again?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
 
#2
If you first left in 2006 you would have been given a Cert for your first stretch RN S 1560(Rev2/95). giving dates of Service, I think the words of advice I was given were "Don't lose it, they don't reissue them"
 
#3
Exo - did you get your Pee Doo, as you haven't mentioned it? I would think not, as it is for continual undetected crime as far as I know. However, I stand by to be corrected
 

cjg375

Lantern Swinger
#9
When did you leave to pension? There is a valedictory certificate you should have gotten but it's a relatively recent thing. Your DO should have sorted it before you left.
 

Exocet

Midshipman
#10
I left in sept, I was in the recovery cell at Hms drake, the DO's there seemed to change daily, and didn't seem to give a shite about the the people in their care, so I am unsurised I wasn't taken care of. It's just now I have left, I would like to know if I am intitled to one, if so how do I go about getting it?
 
#11
Your valedictory certificate is a synopsis of your career and signed by the CO of your last unit so I would imagine that it will be next to impossible to get a backdated one.
 

cjg375

Lantern Swinger
#12
I had someone who worked for me, moved on to a similar situation, and got discharged without one. I got him one after he'd left by sending his details in cos I thought it was disgusting how he'd been treated at the end of 22 years. I'll look up the details at work on Mon. Do you have a sympathetic ex boss who can apply for you?
 

cjg375

Lantern Swinger
#13
Your valedictory certificate is a synopsis of your career and signed by the CO of your last unit so I would imagine that it will be next to impossible to get a backdated one.
Not quite. It's a generic cert signed by 2SL (I think) and can be obtained after discharge if someone still serving requests it for you.
 
#15
Not quite. It's a generic cert signed by 2SL (I think) and can be obtained after discharge if someone still serving requests it for you.
Mines a synopsis of my career (I helped write it!) and signed by the Commodore of Raleigh where I went outside from, as was everybody else's who went outside from there.

Edited to add I've just checked mine and I was correct, it's called a Valedictory Letter, I've also got my linen SC's (prior to them being computerised) plus the discharge certificate (one only, no re-issues).
 

cjg375

Lantern Swinger
#16
The one I got for an LET was fairly generic. I didn't give any details of his career anyway. Sent his service dates to a guy at NCHQ and it turned up in post some time later.
 

Exocet

Midshipman
#18
Ok, thanks for your help, I'm just tempted to email 2sl direct, see what he thinks of how people are treated. I had the best job ive ever had for my final 2 years, but still I was glad to go, getting stitched all the time, even nearlly got screwed over, over my pension, and that was AFTER seeking advice from the apparent pension specialist... I could drip on and on, but I'm not a metelot any more so I wont... Lol
 
#19
My copy of BR3 is out of date so no point in me cutting and pasting. I think the new version is back online though so if you can search out Part 7 Sect 2 you might find the current rules.
 
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