A Comment from First Sea Lord First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, has today, 30 September, issued a statement to everyone serving in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines regarding the Armed Forces Redundancy Programme first tranche notifications. The full text of his statement can be found here.

A Comment from NFF Chair

Today (30 September) a number of Naval service personnel and their families will find out whether or not they have been selected for redundancy. For those who have volunteered and are successful with their application it is good news and we wish you well for the future. But, for those who applied but didn’t get it or didn’t apply but got it, it may well be a very different story.

The NFF has worked closely with Navy Command in the build up to this first announcement. A lot of work has gone into getting the process right. We have been impressed with the engagement and determination to ensure serving personnel and families are equipped with the maximum information and support.

The Naval Service is unique. You really have to try it to get it. It isn’t just a job; it is a way of life. For some moving on to, or back into civvy street, may be a daunting prospect, for others it is an exciting opportunity. How people react and how much support and help they will require is personal to that serving person and their family. No one size will fit all.

As a family, leaving service provided accommodation, looking for a new home, moving to a new area, children changing schools, hunting for jobs, finding a GP and dentist may have to be on your radar over the next 12 months. It may seem daunting. There are lots of organisations out there who offer help and guidance.

If you have been made redundant and have any problems, worries and concerns, there are a few places you can go for help and advice. Check out our web pages on Redundancy by clicking here for further detail.

If you are a family member of someone who has been made redundant and are struggling to find answers to your questions, please contact the NFF.


NFF Extended Office Hours
In light of the Tranche 1 Naval Service Redundancy announcements taking place on Friday 30 September, the NFF will be running extended office hours on Friday 30 September and the weekend of 1-2 October. Serving personnel should in the first instance direct any questions to the Fleet Redundancy Cell or their Divisional Officer. However, if family members have any questions or comments they would like to raise with the NFF please e-mail: [email protected] or telephone the office on: 023 9265 4374 and wait for a call back. Please note that the office will not be open for walk-ins.


Redundancy Pages
Visit the dedicated Redundancy section of our website for supporting information on the resettlement process, links to employment agencies and training opportunities, details on pension and compensation upon redundancy, and links to financial and charitable support. There is also information on leaving Service Accommodation and guidance for those considering home purchase.

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