Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Department of Defence
105. To ask the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the reason the discharge of a member of the Defence Forces (details supplied) who undertook a three year paid trainee scheme and has given the necessary further three years' service to the Defence Forces is being delayed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53611/21]
The Military Authorities have informed me that an AF 97C Application for Discharge, dated 30 August 2021 and relating to the person detailed, was received by post in the Defence Forces HR office on 1 November 2021.
I am further informed that Air Corps HQ have previously been liaising with the Defence Forces Training and Administration Offices in order to ascertain the requirements of a service undertaking relating to the particular training scheme undertaken by him. This has impacted on the time taken to process the application, however I understand that the Defence Forces HR office is now working with Air Corps HQ in order to complete the necessary administration to effect his discharge without delay.