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MoD Police officers and Firefighters face physically demanding work and the government risks degrading the security of the defence estate if it expects them to work until the age of 68, writes Eamon Keating the national chairman of the Defence Police Federation
This is not about the now, it is about the future. A future officer joining at 18 years of age would be expected to work until 68 or older to receive a pension. Doing all this in all weathers at all times day and night. No one in his or her right mind would suggest that this was achievable. Some officers may be able to work beyond 60 years of age, but they will be in the minority.
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