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Royal Air Force (Retirements)

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many premature voluntary retirement applications from the RAF have been received so far in the current year; and what was the comparable figure two years ago.

The figures are as follows:

1975(1st January—23rd May)
A.Officers
Applications for premature voluntary release (including premature voluntary retirement)206(174)
B.Airmen / Airwomen
Applications for discharge by purchase984
Applications for discharge before end of current contract (but having completed time for pension)273
C. RAF Total1,463
1977 (1st January—23rd May)
A.Officers
Applications for premature voluntary release (including premature voluntary retirement)271(251)
B.Airmen/Airwomen
Applications for discharge by purchase749
Applications for discharge before end of current contract (but having completed time for pension)342
C. RAFTotal1,362