Compassionate leave

#1
Not sure if this is the right thread.

My wife is due to go into hospital for a major op, she will be in there for a week and then min of 6 weeks recovery (more or less bed bound). I have been told by my Unit clerk that I need to use my Annual or REN leave for this or I could use parental leave, but this is non paid and service time is repaid. After looking at the MOD website, it seems my situation falls within a CAT C compaasionate and that the CO or delegate can authorise upto 28 days leave that will NOT come of any entitlement.
By the way I have 2 children of school age that will also need lookiing after.
Any help would be appreciated.
 
#2
Get yourself in front of your OC / CO asap and put your case forward.

The chain of command can indeed award Comp Leave.
 
#3
Let us know if the accurate advice above succeeded.

And tell your unit clerk to put just a little bit more effort into the job. When you're sure he or she fully understands your point, you can then release his/her throat and put him/her down.
 
#4
Army Leave Manual para 0407, invite your clerk to read it. It was true that you used to have used up your annual leave but this no longer applies.
 
#5
Thanks for the advice guys. Leave cancellation has been put in and a letter explaining circumstance to CO has been submitted.
I also spoke with our Chief Clerk who confirmed all your advice.
 

Rod924

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#6
Just read this:

Go back to this wakner of a clerk and invite him if he would care to join you for a pint in a very rural pub. Then kick the lazy, idle and unhelpful gobsh1te to death :evil:

Good luck to your wife and wishing her a speedy recovery
 

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