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.