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Tranche 3 Army redundancy details decided

The Government has now decided the details of the expected Tranche 3 Army redundancies to be announced in January. The Sunday Telegraph reports that redundancy fields, age groups and ranks were finalised at last week's meeting of the National Security Council, when the Prime Minister was briefed by defence chiefs.

Tranches 1 and 2 affected some 6,600 personnel across all three services. No further tranches are expected for the Royal Navy or the Royal Air Force but two further main tranches are expected for the Army.

The Army is reducing its regular force by approximately 19,000 to 82,000 by 2020, by a combination of redundancy and "natural wastage".

Tranche 3 will be in 2013 and tranche 4 in 2014. The process is supposed to be complete by the middle of 2015 with approximately 9,500 people expected to be released under tranche 3 and 4, divided relatively equally between the two tranches. Timings for 2013 are:

  • Jan 2013        Tranche 3 announced
  • Jun 2013        Selected individuals notified of redundancy for tranche 3
  • 11 Jun 2013    Non-applicants in previous tranche 2 to leave by
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