Special leave is an authorised period of absence granted to Service personnel in circumstances not covered by any other form of leave allowance. It may be granted with or without pay.
Special paid leave
Service personnel may be granted special paid leave in order to sit civil examinations. Authority for granting special paid leave for civil examinations is vested in the CO.
Special paid leave may be granted to Service personnel whose entry into training is delayed, who are under training, or who have just completed training courses when it is not possible to find suitable employment and/or accommodation for them, whether at the unit with which they are serving, the unit to which they are about to be posted, or at another unit within the Command.
Annual leave must normally be taken before any grant of special paid leave. Authority for granting special paid leave is vested in the CO.