There was no break in service as I went from an overseas position in Vietnam, and previously posted in Cairo Egypt as expert "Maintenance and Assistant Site manager"
The contracts was continued from Egypt under English law but can send to you for scrutiny and was paid under British office in Bermuda.
The UK office is at 1 Franklins Row, London SW3 4SW, registered in UK(###) ###-####
Employer for Egypt & Vietnam: Perenco S.A. registered in Bahamas, Lyford manor, Lyford way, Nassau
Many thanks for the clarity and good advice.
I may call ACAS for their further advice but don't expect I will get much satisfaction
it seems that Perenco are not at all unusual in using different countries as a means of separating service history etc OF THEIR EMPLOYEES to the advantage and protection of the company. I am disappointed that they should manage me in this disgraceful way after my long and fair reputation in handling situations for them with Arabs, and Vietnamese personnel. The foreigners are far more interesting to work with, particularly Vietnam.
I will probably go into retirement with my reputation and honour intact.