Why I was not given the opportunity of extending my service career to qualify for a pension.

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Dear Ministry of Defence,
My 12 years of service in the Royal Air Force ended in September 1974. At that time I did not qualify for a service pension. In April 1975 the regulations for qualifying for a service pension were changed. If I had been made aware that the rules to qualify for a pension were to be changed shortly after my term of service was finished I could and would have extended my term of service. Do you have a reason why service people were not informed? and also is there and hope is being granted a pension?

Yours faithfully,

David Crome

People-Sec-FOI Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Crome,

 

Please find enclosed a response from the Ministry of Defence to your
recent FOI request. I apologise for the delay in sending this to you.

 

Regards,

 

Defence People Secretariat

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Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Crome,

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information request which has
been given the reference FOI 2021/01263. The Freedom of Information Act
requires a response to be provided to a request under the Act within 20
working days from date of receipt and we therefore aim to respond to you
by 19 February 2021. Whilst we are working hard to achieve this, due to
the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the effect on resources and necessary
changes to ways of working, we should advise that it may take longer to
provide a substantive response to some requests.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Air Command Secretariat

 

 

Dear Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER),

Yours sincerely,

David Crome

Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Crome,

 

Please find attached response to your recent request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Air Command Secretariat

Dear Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER),
I asked the reason why I was not told about the future plan to alter the time served to qualify for a pension, to
allow me to extend my service term.

Yours sincerely,

David Crome

Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Crome,

Please find attached response to your e-mail of 23 February 2021.

Yours sincerely,

Air Command Secretariat

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Dear Air-DRes Sec-ParliBusiness (MULTIUSER),
It was known by the administration in 1973 that service personnel would qualify for a pension when having served less than their 22years, in April 1975. If this was known why was I not informed, giving me the opportunity to extend my service from September 1974.

Yours sincerely,

David Crome