Can You Adopt While in the Military?

In a word, yes. Introduction If a child cannot be brought up by their birth family, ‘civilian people’ looking to adopt can become their legal parents with the same rights and responsibilities – and this is no different for ‘military people’. SSAFA – an Armed Forces charity formerly known as the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and… Read More

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Leave Arrangements & the British Armed Forces

In 2016-17, Service personnel had an average Individual Leave Allowance (ILA) entitlement of 50.3 days, similar to 51.2 days in 2015-16. Of this entitlement (2015-16 figures in brackets) (AFPRB, 2018, p.13): 40.1 days were used (42.5 days); 8.9 days were carried forward (7.7 days); 1.2 days were lost (1.1 days); and Some element of ILA… Read More