All, Sorry for my first post to be a moan/RFI! Had a pretty tough time of things on ops last year and, having a young family, have decided to call it quits with the Army. PVR'd last year, giving 12 mths notice, due to be discharged in Aug this year after 11 yrs reckonable service. Now into my last six months, today I approached my boss to discuss when I could leave work. He is unwilling to let me take the balance of my ILA (6 weeks), stating that 'he has not yet had enough work out of me'. By my calculations, I should be able to leave at least 15 weeks before my discharge date, and should be released from work at the end of this week, as follows: 4 Weeks terminal leave. 5 Weeks GRT. 6 Weeks ILA. As I am in my last six months I understood that: 1. I am no longer liable for operations*, unless I agree to deploy. 2. Annual leave is now an entitlement which can only be denied for operational reasons, which no longer applies to me*. Can my boss stop me from taking my leave? I know lots of guys who have been 'cut-away' on 'buckshee' leave weeks/months before they were entitled to, but I am not asking for this - I simply want what I'm entitled to. After devoting some of the best years of my life to the job, I am struggling not to leave feeling bitter, which I definitely do not want. Strangely, I am one of the guys who always ensures that his soldiers get their full entitlement to the resettlement system. I have considered the notion that I should simply 'man the fcuk up' but the Army will not give a toss about me at the End of Aug this year - I will be but a distant memory. Any advice? Am considering complaining via the CoC or taking legal advice, but would much rather sort it out amicably.