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Opportunities for ex-Regulars and Reserves – stay connected and work part-time
RAF Honington Base Support Group (BSG) is another way for personnel to ‘participate’ in the work force.
The BSG provides a pool of part-time, locally engaged personnel who can undertake routine tasks at a local level to mitigate manning shortfalls or to meet a surge requirement. The concept envisages individuals with previous military service registering with the unit and being held ‘on the books’ pending an employment
opportunity. You would be enlisted in the RAFR and retain uniform, an ID card and base privileges such as use of the gym or mess membership.
As a member of the BSG you will serve on Volunteer ex- Regular Reserve (VeRR) terms of service within the RAuxAF as set out in AP3392 Volume 7.
Individuals joining this cadre would be qualied and experienced within their Branch or Trade from previous Regular or Reserve service and would transfer to the BSG in their previous rank. As VeRR there would be no requirement for you to complete CCS, RAFFT or to receive an annual appraisal. You would be part of a valuable manpower resource for use by the station on an ‘as and when required’ basis.
Normal attendance based pay and Training Bounty arrangements would apply as set out in the relevant APs. It’s a exible arrangement with no compulsion on the RAF to oer reserve service days and equally no compulsion on you to turn-to when asked; the oer would be a voluntary engagement with no enforceable commitment either way (very similar to agency bank nurses or supply teachers).
You could have been out of the Service for a few years and miss the life, you could have left for child care reasons but you’d like to work during school hours or you may be about to leave the Regulars and you’re not quite ready to ‘retire retire’, there are many motivations to join the BSG in addition to pay (VeRR pay does not aect pensions) and access to stn facilities.