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The Armed Forces (Terms of Service) (Amendment) Regulations 2011

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6.  For regulation 4 of the RM Regulations substitute—

4    Right to transfer to the reserve

(1) Subject to regulation 5, a person (“A”) who is serving in the Royal Marines will have a right to be transferred to the reserve if—

(a)A is serving for a term of 4 years or more in the Royal Marines;

(b)A notifies their commanding officer in writing of their desire to be transferred to the reserve; and

(c)the written notification (referred to in sub-paragraph (b)) is given more than 2 years and 6 months after A completed initial training.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), where paragraph (1) applies, A will be transferred to the reserve at the expiry of a 12 month period, beginning with the notification date.

(3) The 12 month period (referred to in paragraph (2)) may be reduced, if within 1 month of the notification date, the competent authority informs A in writing of the date on which the transfer will take place.

(4) The 12 month period (referred to in paragraph (2)) may not be reduced to a period of less than 6 months from the notification date.

(5) In this regulation “the notification date” means the date on which A notifies the commanding officer in writing of their desire to be transferred to the reserve.

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