Date for Royal Navy job losses is revealed

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THE date has been announced for the second wave of armed forces redundancies.

More than 1,000 sailors were axed in October this year in the first tranche of redundancies.

Now the government said details of the second tranche of job losses – affecting all three services – will be made on January 17.

Details of the areas affected will be revealed, with the window for applications for compulsory redundancy opening that day and closing on February 28.

Redundancy notifications will be issued on June 12 to those who are selected who will serve up to six months’ notice before leaving.

Those who are made compulsory redundant will have up to 12 months’ notice.

The MoD pledged this year that no-one on active war operations, preparing to go to a warzone, or on operational leave from war will be axed.

It’s believed this will be the last tranche of redundancies for the Royal Navy, although a small number of further redundancies may be required afterwards. The combined job losses across the forces is estimated to save the MoD £5bn.