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Tranche 4: A Guide to Redundancy

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THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS A GUIDE TO THOSE SERVING IN BFG WHO ARE EITHER AN APPLICANT OR NON-APPLICANT FOR TRANCHE 4 REDUNDANCY

THE following information is provided to assist those who have been selected as either an applicant or non-applicant for Tranche 4 redundancy.

It is not exhaustive and you should now ensure that you read the following sources of information:

  • Army Compulsory Redundancy DIN Tranche 4 – 2014DIN01-011 dated 23 January 2014
  • JSP 464 Tri-Service Accommodation Regulations Parts 1 and 2
  • JSP 752 Tri-Service Regulations for Allowances
  • British Forces Germany Standing Instruction 3211
  • British Forces Germany Standing Instruction 3217

If you have any questions you should contact your unit chain of command at the earliest opportunity.

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Fuel Card Update: Revised Collection Date

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Fuel cardThe application process for the new BFG Fuel Card which opened on July 3, has seen some 1,500 applications received and processed to date.  

Although the initial intention was to roll-out cards from August 1 over a six-week period this has now been reviewed and cards for all applications received up to August 22, will now be available for collection from September 1, 2014.

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Discounted travel for Volunteer Reservists

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HM Forces Railcard –
Expanding eligibility for the Volunteer Reserves

The HM Forces railcard is now available to Volunteer ReservistsOn June 28, the Prime Minister announced that the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) have reached agreement with the MoD to expand the eligibility of the HM Forces railcard to all Volunteer Reserves, their spouses/civil partners and dependant children, with effect from July 1.

The railcard currently costs £15 per annum and offers greater benefits to eligible Service personnel than many other concessionary railcards, including a 34 per cent discount on rail travel in the UK.

Full details of eligibility and how to apply can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk and www.railcard.co.uk.

The current HM Forces railcard is a concession and not a condition of service.

It is a condition of issue that the HM Forces railcard cannot be used to obtain tickets for duty travel or for regular journeys between an individual’s residence and place of duty (incl drill nights), work or education.

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