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Service Number

tommo

War Hero
jacko90 said:
Does anyone know if you rejoin you retain your previous service number?

Depends, if you left when number had D in front then no as they now have a new system and you will get a new number. If you left when the new system was out then you will more than likely retain the number
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
What Tommo said. Your new number will usually start with a 3. Start looking forward to being numbers checked by sprogs who joined up in 2009, I hope you are good at making tea. :D
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
tommo said:
jacko90 said:
Does anyone know if you rejoin you retain your previous service number?

Depends, if you left when number had D in front then no as they now have a new system and you will get a new number. If you left when the new system was out then you will more than likely retain the number

I think you'll find you still keep your old number. Had a couple of re-joiners just before I left (3000 system was in by then) and they kept the old number. Guzzler, Drakey or NJ and SM could confirm or deny
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
WreckerL said:
tommo said:
jacko90 said:
Does anyone know if you rejoin you retain your previous service number?

Depends, if you left when number had D in front then no as they now have a new system and you will get a new number. If you left when the new system was out then you will more than likely retain the number

I think you'll find you still keep your old number. Had a couple of re-joiners just before I left (3000 system was in by then) and they kept the old number. Guzzler, Drakey or NJ and SM could confirm or deny

I know of two lads who had to swap. I too had to swap mine for a 300 number but that was because I changed from a blue suit to a green one.
 

tommo

War Hero
WreckerL said:
tommo said:
jacko90 said:
Does anyone know if you rejoin you retain your previous service number?

Depends, if you left when number had D in front then no as they now have a new system and you will get a new number. If you left when the new system was out then you will more than likely retain the number

I think you'll find you still keep your old number. Had a couple of re-joiners just before I left (3000 system was in by then) and they kept the old number. Guzzler, Drakey or NJ and SM could confirm or deny

Only going by what I was informed about rejoining fella.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
JPA only seems capable of matching one service number to each NHS Number (that's the number that identifies you).

If you're ex-RN/RM rejoining the RN/RM, most people seem to keep their C, D, N, P, V, or W prefix numbers if they left AFTER JPA was introduced, if you left before JPA was introduced you are issued a "300..." series service number which stays with you even if you later join another service.
 

daffy1

War Hero
Ninja_Stoker said:
JPA only seems capable of matching one service number to each NHS Number (that's the number that identifies you).

If you're ex-RN/RM rejoining the RN/RM, most people seem to keep their C, D, N, P, V, or W prefix numbers if they left AFTER JPA was introduced, if you left before JPA was introduced you are issued a "300..." series service number which stays with you even if you later join another service.




I'm ex RM going in the Navy, been told by the AFCO I will be keeping my service number.
 

Drakey

War Hero
WreckerL said:
tommo said:
jacko90 said:
Does anyone know if you rejoin you retain your previous service number?

Depends, if you left when number had D in front then no as they now have a new system and you will get a new number. If you left when the new system was out then you will more than likely retain the number

I think you'll find you still keep your old number. Had a couple of re-joiners just before I left (3000 system was in by then) and they kept the old number. Guzzler, Drakey or NJ and SM could confirm or deny

A re-joiner a few weeks ago retained his D..... number
 

Guzzler

War Hero
chatsharris said:
I think it's pretty much pot luck with it I'm afraid, kinda depends how long you've been out as well.

Yes, hence "If you're ex-RN/RM rejoining the RN/RM, most people seem to keep their C, D, N, P, V, or W prefix numbers if they left AFTER JPA was introduced, if you left before JPA was introduced you are issued a "300..." series service number which stays with you even if you later join another service".
 

SUYAIB

Badgeman
Similar scenario if you commission from the ranks, you retain your previous service number rather than receive an officers one.
 
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