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    Pension after 15 years?

    any idea how much this would be? Is it linked to your rank/salary? What benefits do you get if seriously wounded/killed in action.

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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    I think you'll find it's 17 years now...

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    If you dont have any dependants, what does it matter if you get killed?
    This is what Ive heard, though I dont know the system that well so please correct and clear up!
    Cpl of years ago it was said to change to 17.5 years, but Im unsure if this actually happened?
    Quite a lot of guys leave after 15 years Today as staying longer would not increase your pension much, from what I understand, unless you have actually served X couple of years already (not sure if it was 15 or other number) before 1998. How it was cpl of years ago, I have no idea.
    Those I do know, who are either getting out now or in a few years will get btw 900 and 1600 Euro per month. All of them with at least 15 years of service and rank of CCH or higher.
    If Im not misstaking they also changed the "retirement age" with - 3 years?

    Now, again, if I got all this wrong, please correct.

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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    I don't think that if you stay more than 15 years you will thinkin then, at the money and at the increasing of the pension :P,

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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart View Post
    any idea how much this would be? Is it linked to your rank/salary? What benefits do you get if seriously wounded/killed in action.

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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by core View Post
    For KIA you get a FREE GRAVE!!!
    What about the coffin?
    You are my enemy. If I die, I am gonna take you with me.

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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruined View Post
    What about the coffin?

    You find that funny big boy?? Grow the **** up... Men far better than you are dying daily for your freedom.

    Take the piss if you want... But when I have lost good mates in various theaters I'll stand up and verbally rip your ******* Trachea out for being such an obnoxious little prick. Go do your time boy.... Then come here and take the piss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greed18 View Post
    I don't think that if you stay more than 15 years you will thinkin then, at the money and at the increasing of the pension :P,
    Why not? Mate is on his 15th year and staying another year due to prob deployment to 13eme DBLE to get some pocket money for the "afterlife". Im sure he'll spend them all over a good week tough as soon as hes out.

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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart View Post
    any idea how much this would be? Is it linked to your rank/salary? What benefits do you get if seriously wounded/killed in action.

    Thanks

    Stu
    Dude you are not even in, and you think at the pension. You don't even know, admitted you get in, that you will stay for 15 years.....
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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    I'm new here, and you're right libertypo, there's much more
    to a job than a pension. You really got to want it, or you'll
    just be miserable for 15 or more years.

    However, I would commend Stuart for asking about it.
    As someone who is stuck in the "golden handcuffs" of
    earning a pension (8 more years to get to 20 in my job),
    I can tell you that pensions are a very powerful motivator,
    and I would say financially, that pension structures are even
    more important than the paycheck. These are years of
    your life we're talking about. The important thing for
    me is not being able to leave (I like my job), but having the
    OPTION of leaving.

    Anyhow, Stu, I really can't help you other than to quote Evan
    Mcgorman's book which is probably outdated within this
    matter (copyright 2000). He says he knew a sergent who
    was given 2 years severance pay after 9 years service.
    This sounds pretty generous to me, so I think the Legion's
    pension, whether 15 years or more, is probably still much
    more generous than you'll find in other militaries like
    the U.S.

    Hopefully you'll get more specifics here on the forum.
    -LB

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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    I remember us, as recruits, as 1978 drew to a close, discussing doing the 'twenty one' and how far away 1999 seemed at the time. All we were interested in was spending every penny on drink, smokes and women. Well, in no time at all the 'twenty one' came and went. Little did I think then that I'd stay and like it that length of time, a few of my platoon are still serving, nor that I would one day have a son that would become a Legionnaire.
    From what I have picked up unless you have attained the rank of Cpl Chef or greater before you have served 11 years you are discharged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mise View Post
    From what I have picked up unless you have attained the rank of Cpl Chef or greater before you have served 11 years you are discharged.
    Yes, from what I understand, if you have not recivede certain rank or acomplished certain courses (insert acronym) you are more or less kicked out.

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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    Mise,

    Sorry, I missed something.

    Did the legion's pension used to require 21 years service?
    If that is the case now, that would be even more
    than the US military requires after all.

    Thanks for your time,
    LB

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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by leftbucket View Post
    Mise,

    Sorry, I missed something.

    Did the legion's pension used to require 21 years service?
    If that is the case now, that would be even more
    than the US military requires after all.

    Thanks for your time,
    LB
    I was Irish Army.

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    Re: Pension after 15 years?

    Quote Originally Posted by leftbucket View Post
    Mise,

    Sorry, I missed something.

    Did the legion's pension used to require 21 years service?
    If that is the case now, that would be even more
    than the US military requires after all.

    Thanks for your time,
    LB
    Jesus ****, We just told you! I just had this discussion with a serving CCH, a serving SCH and a serving ACH hence my previous post.
    Its obviously counted for ******* nothing here.

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