Royal Ordnance Pension Scheme

The Scheme gives you a final salary pension when you retire and provides death benefits for your dependants.

The Crown Service and 1984 schemes merged on 6 April 1991 to form The Royal Ordnance Pension Scheme, and then in 1995 the BMARC scheme merged with the Scheme. The three membership categories in the Scheme correspond to the three old schemes. Find out more about the benefits payable from the Royal Ordnance Pension Scheme in the Scheme booklet.

Contributions to ROPS can be made under SMART Pensions paying your contributions in this way means that you could pay lower National Insurance Contributions.

You can also choose to pay Additional Voluntary Contributions. There are a number of investment options and these are outlined in the Standard Life Investment Choices Guide. You can view the current value of your fund by logging into your account at Standard Life. You can register for this service by calling 0845 271 9501 (between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday). 

The Scheme provides benefits if you die so please keep your Expression of Wish Form up to date.

Any questions? Have a look at the Quick help or contact the Pensions Service Centre.

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