As a lowly Royal I was just helping Jack out wiv his sums, but I'd like to know how modern leave periods work as well, Higs. Are long and short weekends still in existence? We had so many of those per year, but I expect they merely calculate days now? I don't know.
With JPA you get the normal 30 days ALA per year plus public holidays. You can take it whenever you want (approved by your line manager) or as publisehd by your establisment/ship (training establishments for example). I think Jack can carry over 14 days ALA to the next leave year, anything above that has to be approved by the CO, which unless its been operationally impossible to take he/she probably won't approve as it'll look bad on him/her not getting his troops away on leave.
Shippers, JPA speak. You have 5 days ALA left for the remainder of the year. Public Holidays will be added as and when they come up. As JPA does not recognise Public Holiday's the kind UPO staff have to input them within a month of them coming up.