Just received this through other means (open source) and thought others may find it of interest: SUBJECT: GALAXY 29-2010 - PERSONAL FROM 2SL â€“ NAVAL SERVICE AND DRAWDOWN PROGRAMME AUDIENCE: All Naval Service Personnel SUMMARY: In order to reduce the number of personnel who may be considering their future in light of a potential redundancy package, personnel who will not be considered for redundancy during this drawdown process are listed in the Galaxy attached. ACTION: Cascade to personnel in your Chain of Command within 48 hours â€“ This is an important Naval Service message and all personnel are to understand the content of this Galaxy and why this redundancy programme is required. A DIN will be issued in January 2011 providing further detail including details of the Redundancy Coordination Cell and DRST (Fleet Executive Officers) will be responding to questions and providing feedback channels to the Chain of Command. An information portal on the Internal Communications Hub will be populated with contact details and a Frequently Asked Questions and Answers document to support those considering redundancy. Your feedback on this subject is vital to the Chain of Command. Use all existing IC Channels and the Divisional structure to promulgate this message appropriately. Please also ensure your personnel take appropriate action on JPA. GALAXY 29-2010 NAVAL SERVICE PERSONNEL REDUNDANCY AND DRAWDOWN PROGRAMME -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Serial No: Sourced: GALAXY 29-2010 2SL Date: Released By: 15/12/2010 SO2 INTERNAL COMMS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PERSONAL FROM 2SL NAVAL SERVICE PERSONNEL REDUNDANCY AND DRAWDOWN PROGRAMME I announced last month that I would provide an update before Christmas on the progress of the RN redundancy programme. In order to reduce the number of personnel who may be considering their future in light of a potential redundancy package, personnel who will not be considered for redundancy during this drawdown process are listed below. This is not the final list; others may be added as further detailed work is completed but any additional cadres being added to the list of those not being considered for redundancy will be announced before May 2011. CADRES EXCLUDED FROM REDUNDANCY PROGRAMME The following cadres as qualified on 1 Apr 11, will not be considered for redundancy during this programme: RATINGS/OTHER RANKS WARFARE GS: MW (ALL RANKS) SEA (ALL RANKS) SR / HM(H) (ALL RANKS) DIVER (ALL RANKS) ETS (ALL RANKS) WA (ALL RANKS) AB1 WS WITH 4 YEARS OR LESS LENGTH OF SERVICE LH WS (EW, AWW, AWT, UW) WARFARE SM: AB1 WS (CISSM, SSM, TSM) WITH 4 YEARS OR LESS LENGTH OF SERVICE ALL LH WS (CISSM, SSM, TSM)) WARFARE FAA: ACMN (ASW) (ALL RANKS) ACMN (CDO) (ALL RANKS) AB1 AND LH NA(AC) ENGINEER GS: AB1 ( ET(ME), ET(WE) ) WITH 5 YEARS OR LESS LENGTH OF SERVICE LH ( ET(ME), ET(WE) & MEM(L) ) ENGINEER SM: LH WESM & MESM (ALL SUB SPECS) ALL CAT A2 AND CAT B MESM NUCLEAR WATCHKEEPERS ENGINEER FAA: LH ( AET(AV), AET(L), AET(M) & AET(R)) LOGISTICS GS: FS AB1 (CH, STD, WTR & SC) WITH 7 YEARS OR LESS LENGTH OF SERVICE LH (CH, STD, WTR & SC) SERVING ON OE1 / FC LOGISTICS SM: AB1 / LH / PO (CH(SM), STD(SM), WTR(SM) & SC(SM)) MEDICAL GS: DHY (ALL RANKS) DN (ALL RANKS) MA (CDO) (ALL RANKS) MA(ODP) (ALL RANKS) MT (ALL SUB SPEC) (ALL RANKS) AB1 MA WITH 9 YEARS OR LESS LENGTH OF SERVICE MEDICAL SM: MA(SM)2 (ALL RANKS) QARNNS: CC, INFECTION C, ITU, MH, OT, SURG & T&O (ALL RANKS) ALL ROYAL MARINES GS, BS, SF (ALL RANKS) OFFICERS: WARFARE GS: LT AND BELOW WARFARE SM: SM QUALIFIED LT AND BELOW WARFARE FAA: QHI CURRENT WITHIN 6 YEARS ON MERLIN, LYNX OR SEAKING 4 QOI CURRENT WITHIN 6 YEARS ON MERLIN, LYNX OR SK 7 RW PILOTS AND OBSERVERS WITHIN RETURN OF SERVICE FOR INITIAL FLYING TRAINING ENGINEER GS: WEGS LT AND BELOW ENGINEER SM: MESM LT CDR AND BELOW WESM LT AND BELOW LOGISTICS SM: ALL SM QUALIFIED LTS ROYAL MARINES OFFICERS: NON-AIRCREW MAJOR AND BELOW THE PROGRAMME AND KEY DATES The Redundancy Programme will comprise of 3 tranches approximately 6-months apart; if necessary, the third tranche may be split into 2 parts. Each tranche will focus on a number of cadres (referred to as â€˜redundancy fieldsâ€™), which will be specified by branch, trade, rank/rate and seniority. Some cadres may be included in more than one tranche. DINs announcing each tranche will clearly state which cadres will be considered only in that tranche and which may be considered in that tranche and following tranches. The redundancy programme is designed so that the larger, more junior cadres, will be settled first; therefore an increasingly larger population will be excluded from the process as it proceeds through the tranches. The key planning dates, which may vary by a few days either way, are summarised below: TRANCHE 1 04 APR 11 - DIN ANNOUNCING REDUNDANCY FIELDS 30 SEP 11 - ISSUE REDUNDANCY NOTICES 30 MAR 12 - ALL APPLICANTS LEFT SERVICE 30 SEP 12 - ALL NON-APPLICANTS LEFT SERVICE TRANCHE 2 30 SEP 11 - DIN ANNOUNCING REDUNDANCY FIELDS 30 MAR12 â€“ ISSUE REDUNDANCY NOTICES 30 SEP 12 â€“ ALL APPLICANTS LEFT SERVICE 30 MAR 13 â€“ ALL NON-APPLICANTS LEFT SERVICE TRANCHE 3 30 MAR 12 â€“ DIN ANNOUNCING REDUNDANCY FIELDS 30 SEP 12 - ISSUE REDUNDANCY NOTICES 30 MAR 13 - ALL APPLICANTS LEFT SERVICE 30 SEP 13 - ALL NON-APPLICANTS LEFT SERVICE TRANCHE 3A* (IF REQUIRED) 30 SEP 12 - DIN ANNOUNCING REDUNDANCY FIELDS 30 MAR 13 - ISSUE REDUNDANCY NOTICES 30 SEP 13 - ALL APPLICANTS LEFT SERVICE 30 MAR 14 - ALL NON-APPLICANTS LEFT SERVICE As I wrote in my last Galaxy, each tranche is a painstaking process and must not be rushed. Reductions in front line capability, Defence Reform Review, acquisition reform and restructuring within all Headquarters will all have an effect on the focus and balance of the overall redundancy programme. PERSONNEL SUBJECT TO A RETURN OF SERVICE Separate from the redundancy programme, junior ratings in the early stages of their careers, who are subject to an initial training return of service (ROS) (iaw BR3 Para 5304) and wish to be discharged from the Royal Navy, may apply to leave through their Commanding Officers; COs will receive guidance on processing these applications. Applications to give Voluntary Outflow (VO) notice from Naval Service personnel who are subject to ROS for further training (iaw BR3 Annexes 53B and 53C), or financial ROS arising from receipt of a bursary, cadetship, financial retention incentive (FRI) or other scheme, may also be considered. Individuals with an outstanding financial obligation will be required to repay the amount in full, in accordance with the terms of their signed undertaking, if a VO application is approved (JSP754 Art 07.0413). All applications will be considered in the context of the specific manning situation and any individual who is subject to ROS, and may wish to give VO notice, should contact their Career Manager before submitting their application on JPA to determine whether is likely to be successful. If you are uncertain what this guidance means for you then contact your Career Manager, who will be able to provide clarification. I will provide further updates on the drawdown, by Galaxy or DIN, as soon as decisions are taken.