Pension Help

My father in law was in the Fleet Air Arm as a pilot from about May 1958 to June 1970, he is adamant that he is not entitled to a pension, I can't believe that he competed 12 years full time service and gets nothing, is this right? I am unsure who to ask and am having to go behind his back as I am merely a pongo in his eyes and not even a flying one. If I can't get him some more money he may end up living here hence my inquiry!
 
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Prof59

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The following extract from https://www.gov.uk/pensions-and-compensation-for-veterans states that he is correct and not entitled;


"Prior to 6 April 1975 there was no provision for a preservation of pension benefits and service personnel who left the armed forces had to have completed 16 years from age 21 (officers) or 22 years from age 18 (other ranks). Those who left before that date without completing the above criteria, lost all pension entitlement".
 
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EScotia

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Prof59 is correct but if he is in a position of needing support then a call to the local SSAFA office or RBL may help.
 
My father in law was in the Fleet Air Arm as a pilot from about May 1958 to June 1970, he is adamant that he is not entitled to a pension, I can't believe that he competed 12 years full time service and gets nothing, is this right? I am unsure who to ask and am having to go behind his back as I am merely a pongo in his eyes and not even a flying one. If I can't get him some more money he may end up living here hence my inquiry!

These blokes have been harping on about it for years but its not likely to change
http://www.caffuk.co.uk/pensions.htm
 
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EScotia

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Some info that may help
 

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