- 8 May 2017
But being in the Reserve should be good enough if all you want is a railcard: per https://www.veterans-railcard.co.uk/are-you-eligible/Army Reserve is a bit different from Regular service, where you sign for a set number of years with reserve liability after that, if you dont like it at the stsrt, you can buy yourself out compensating the MOD for money spent on training ypu, however the further you go in and more training (and money), you wpuld hsve to give a period of notice, even after you left you still have a reserve liability a set period after leaving.
(my emphasis)A quick check to make sure you're eligible...
Are you a Veteran?
You’ll be eligible for a Veterans Railcard providing you have served for at least one day or more in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve)