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Armed Forces must wait five years longer for pension

The Daily Telegraph, 19 June 2012
Publié le : 19 juin 2012
 James Kirkup, Thomas Harding 
Soldiers, sailors and airmen may have to give as much as 23 years’ service before being able to leave with their pensions, up from as little as 18 years at present.

The result would be that the effective minimum age for leaving the Services with an immediate pension would increase from 40 to 45.

The plan, disclosed in a Ministry of Defence document, has emerged amid complaints from soldiers that they have been targets for redundancy days before qualifying for their pension. Many soldiers claimed they were sacked and denied an immediate pension, in some cases after the MoD miscalculated the length of their service.

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