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Navy Deferred Pension

Did you serve after 6 April 1975 and leave before you had complete 22 years service or Officers after 16 years service? If so, you are reminded that you may be entitled to a preserved pension from age 60. Read on...........

 

Prior to 6 April 1975 there was no provision for a preservation of pension benefits and service

personnel who left the armed forces had to have completed 16 years from age 21 (officers) or 22

years from age 18 (other ranks). Those who left before that date without completing the above

criteria, lost all pension entitlement. (This is very unlikely to change despite appeals to the Govt)

The rules changed on 6 April 1975 to provide for pensions to be deferred for payment at age 60

for all those discharged over the age of 26 with a minimum of 5 years service. On 31 March 1978

the age criterion was dropped and on 6 April 1988, the qualifying period was reduced from 5 to 2

years. Deferred pensions can be claimed at age 60 or at age 65 if your service began after 5

April 2006 and after that point. However, you can claim your preserved pension sooner if you

become permanently incapacitated.

 

Service pensions are administered by Veterans UK but pension payments are made by

Paymaster (1836) Ltd, the paying authority for the Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS).

For further information For help and information on your armed forces pension please ring the

Veterans UK on 0800 085 3600 or write to:

 

Veterans UK Pension Division

Mail Point 480

Kentigern House

65 Brown Street

Glasgow, G2 8EX

 

Preserved Pension Claim Form: AFPS (Form 8)

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Normandy Memorial

 

The Royal British Legion is supporting the Normandy Memorial which will be inaugurated next year to mark the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. The Normandy Memorial Trust has spent the last 12 months researching the names of those who lost their lives under British command between 5 June and 31 August 1944. This is a unique collection of names which have never before been recorded and will appear on the British Normandy Memorial soon to be built in Ver-sur-Mer, Normandy.

You can find the Roll of Honour by visiting www.normandymemorialtrust.org in case you wish to check that the name of an individual is accurately recorded, or to let the Trust have a name that is not on the Roll. All suggestions will need to be submitted to The Normandy Memorial Trust before the end of April, so please pass this communication on so people can have their say before the deadline.

This a final trawl for names just in case a D/Day Veteran is not listed so please distribute as far and wide to the Naval Community as you can

 

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