Dear All, I have just found out today that due to the manning quota levels being put in place this year post SDSR, that only a few applications (40% of normal) for conversion to IRC were granted for DE Captains. My application was 1 point short. On any normal year, this would not be an issue as I would happily work harder and re-apply in 12 months in the hope for better. However, I am rather close to my Immediate Pension Point. My SSC+ runs out Apr 2013 and there is apparently no option to extend it further. As I commissioned from the ranks as a DE, my immediate pension point is Dec 2014. As I understand it, I get nothing if I serve out my SSC except a salary until Apr 2013 at which point I become a civvy. This will place me uncomfortably close to my minimum pension qualification date (20 months short) and out of a job. Would it be fair to assume that my pension liability has been considered and therefore this is a pure cost saving measure? If one were to put themselves in my position, would anyone consider staying put?