My son who is a serving RLC NCO and has served 14 1/2 years, has just been informed that he had 30 days REN leave due that had to be taken by August this year. He had heard about this leave system for long service but never thought he was entitled to it because he re-traded during his eleventh year. He has now been informed that HE should have applied for this leave and because he did not he has now lost it. Surely manning and records office should have informed him of his entitlement in some way. Has he any recourse to claim this leave back or is it a lost cause. What does REN stand for?. Any info would be appreciated.