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Details of RAF redundancy programme released 1 Mar 2011 (article includes link to DIN)

Details of the RAF's redundancy programme were released to RAF personnel today.

The RAF is the first of the three Armed Services to release the details of their redundancy programmes. The Army and the Royal Navy are expected to release similar details at the beginning of April 2011.

In October 2010, following the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), the MOD announced that it would be reducing the number of military personnel by 17,000 across all three Services: 7,000 from the Army, 5,000 from the Royal Navy and 5,000 from the RAF.

The MoD says that while some of these reductions will be achieved through a decrease in recruiting and not replacing those who leave, there will still need to be around 11,000 redundancies.

Personnel selected for redundancy in Tranche 1 will be informed on 1 Sep 2011, with applicants exiting the Service by 1 Mar 2012 and non-applicants by 1 Sep 2012.

It is anticipated that Tranche 2 of the programme will commence on 1 Sep 2011 and, "if necessary", a third tranche will be initiated in 2012.

Details are in DIN 2011DIN01-060 on the Defence Intranet, or for logged-in users on the BAFF website: icon DIN 2011DIN01-056 Redundancy Compensation Terms for Members of the Armed Forces (81.94 kB)

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