R&R ?????

#1
Does anyone know the entitlement of R&R for people that do between 4 months and 6 months, I am approximately 2 weeks short of a 6 month tour and have been informed that I have 1 weeks R&R, is there anything inbetween 1 week & 2 when it comes to this or is that it?
 
#6
nope..... defo R&R, my due date to be out of theatre is Dec but due to a promotions course I am coming home early, due to the fact that I am not doing 6 months, (out by 9 days) I am getting 1 weeks R&R :(

RoyalEngineers - plan to spend alot of time with my kids and pretty much nothing else really :)
 

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#9
from 4 months and 1 day to 6 months is an entitlement to 14 Days R&R (including travelling time)
 
#10
1 week, that is correct, between 4 and 6 months on Op Tour, however, this does seem a tad harsh given the time left to complete 6 months, are you going to complete the 6 months, if so, you should get the full 2 weeks.
 
#12
This from the JSP, it would seem that it is down to Commanders to make a decision, it states that 14 nights are the maximum that can be given in 1 period of R & R, THE MAXIMUM.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

5.003. The decision to grant R&R rests with the in-theatre operational commander, who will consider a number of factors such as the threat, the operational requirement and minimum force levels, to determine the practicality of R&R.

5.004 R&R is not leave and is to be taken at a time, location and for a duration specified by the operational commander. R&R may only be granted to individuals and units on periods of continuous operations in excess of 4 months. Individuals should be in receipt of the OWP(O) and not receiving LOA for the theatre to which they are deployed. Those in receipt of the OWP(O) are not eligible for the Overseas Leave Travel Schemes unless specific approval is given by MoD (SP Pol Allowances) on a case-by-case basis. R&R is not to count against an individual’s entitlement to Annual Leave.

5.006 The maximum permissible period for each instance of R&R is 14 nights inclusive of travelling time. The number of permissible periods of R&R is dependent upon expected tour length and is subject to the following restrictions:

a. Over 4 months (120 days) but less than 7 months (210 days) - one period of R&R.

b. Over 7 months but less than 11 months (330 days) – two periods of R&R.

c. Over 11 months – three periods of R&R.
 
#16
Thank you, LJS.

I logged onto Armynet and looked at the Army Leave Manual (I was about to refer the originator of the thread to Armynet....) and realised that you were quoting from somewhere else.

I then looked for JSP760 on Army net but "search" doesn't find anything. Armynet not up to date? Never! Must be something wrong with those pesky electrons!

My interpretation is that there is a difference between R&R and POTL. The level of R&R is decided by local commanders and is taken roughly halfway through an op tour lasting 4-6 months (and repeated for longer tours). POTL is taken afterwards and is mandated (hah!).

Litotes
 
#17
Gents, Rules and regulations for R&R tend to be Theatre specific. Not sure where the individual is serving but certainly in Iraq the criteria is laid down in Standing Instructions which are written by G1. The SO2 G1 will be able to answer the question easily.
 
#18
I have read the leave manual and as stated above it is theatre specific, will have to wait to find out from the CC if it 1 week for defo.....

thanks for your help
 
#19
Litotes said:
Thank you, LJS.

I logged onto Armynet and looked at the Army Leave Manual (I was about to refer the originator of the thread to Armynet....) and realised that you were quoting from somewhere else.

I then looked for JSP760 on Army net but "search" doesn't find anything. Armynet not up to date? Never! Must be something wrong with those pesky electrons!

My interpretation is that there is a difference between R&R and POTL. The level of R&R is decided by local commanders and is taken roughly halfway through an op tour lasting 4-6 months (and repeated for longer tours). POTL is taken afterwards and is mandated (hah!).

Litotes
Yep, I would concur with that interpretation, go through the D Net (Defence Intranet) and Keyword Search JSP 760, and there it will appear, as if by magic.

Regards

LJS
Litotes
 

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