RAF Reserve Squadrons have vacancies at many ranks, so where possible the opportunity to transfer at the same rank can be offered. Pay is paid per day (or part day) of work or training completed with the RAF Reserves.
Ex-Regulars may be entitled to start on the top level Annual Tax Free Bounty which is payable on meeting qualifying criteria. The current Annual Tax Free Bounty is £1759 (correct at 1st April 2017). RAF Reservists are entitled to paid leave and contributions to a Service Pension, relative to the days an individual has worked in the RAF Reserves. Adventure training and sports opportunities are available to RAF Reservists.
Adventure training is classed as duty and can be applied for as paid working days, which will be considered and authorised by the Commanding Officer of the RAF Reserve Squadron. There are many adventure training and sports opportunities offered across the Joint Services; these include sailing, mountain biking, gliding, sub aqua, football, hockey, water polo, to name only a few.
RAF Reservists are entitled to SLC towards the payment for courses and qualifications that are of benefit to the individual and the RAF. As an RAF Reservist individuals can continue to build transferable skills in areas including leadership, management and many trade related areas.
Home to Duty allowance will be paid to cover travel to and from duty at an RAF Reserve Squadron and will be calculated in line with Joint Services Publication 752.