What is the Retirement Age 55 Scheme (RA55)?

2014DIN01-109 introduced a policy of targeted re-alignment of retirement age to 55 (RA55) for those officers serving under pre-3 Tier Commission (3TC) terms and conditions in some specialisations of the Naval Service Officer Corps.

Along with the Commission Extension 60 Scheme (CE60), these two schemes were introduced to address forecast manning deficits in the Royal Navy’ officer cadre.

Useful Publications

  • 2014DIN01-109: Re-alignment of Retirement Age for Naval Service Officers with Service prior to 1 Apr 99.


FOI 2018/11636 dated 08 October 2018.


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