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January 19, 2016

Joined: May 12, 2014
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Army Pensions

January 19, 2016

Well, that explains the email sent out by Home HQ. I received an email this am from the Castle that had the redacted copy of Daniel's attachment, (not included here(?)) nothing else, just the application details Daniel speaks of and a short note saying it wouldn't apply to all but some may find it of interest. There was no explanation of the background apropos Daniel's letter above so I am now at least enlightened as to what it all means!!  Proves once again the value of THIS site!!

January 19, 2016

Joined: April 23, 2014
Posts: 171
Army Pensions

January 19, 2016

   I too had the email this morning and copied it to the site less the application letter which is below in full I think.







DBS Veterans UK

Mail Point 480

Kentigern House

65 Brown Street


G2 8EX                                                                                                                                                January 2016


Dear Sir or Madam,


ARMY PENSION – (Your name) EX CAPTAIN (Officer Number)


I am writing to confirm that the supplement for commissioned service was applied to the WO1’ s pension I am currently in receipt of. Although you will undoubtedly have my career history in Glasgow, I can provide a brief summary below:


Born -

Enlistment date -

Pension date – (18th birthday or enlistment date whichever is the latter)

Promoted WO2 or WO1 – (if commissioned from WO2 that date, if WO1 that date)

Commissioned as a Captain –

Retired –

Pensionable service – (from pension date to retirement)


I did not serve the required five years’ commissioned service to qualify for an officer pension, but had completed more than 22 years’ service and was therefore entitled to a WO1’s pension, with an additional 176 pounds (approx.) per year (Army Pension Warrant 167C refers) for each year of commissioned service.  My pension is XXX (although as I commuted a portion of this to receive a larger terminal grant, the pension I am currently in recept of is XXX. Therefore I am seeking clarification of the breakdown of the XXX; how much is the supplement and how much is ordinary award?


Yours faithfully





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