Guys Chatting with my daughter yesterday and she mentioned that a new Armed Forces Pension Scheme is due to come into force in 2015, and for anyone who has done less than 10 years qualifying service it is compulsory to change to the new scheme. As we all are far to aware noboby will ever get a better pension scheme than the one you are currently signed up to particularly with the current state of the nations finances. It seems unusual that they are making the scheme compulsory for some ratings when at least everyone was given an option to change on previous AFPS have occured. We recently saw strike action by many Public Sector workers when the goverment have attempted to change Civil Service Schemes and the goverment has backed down and only introduced the new measures to new members of the Public Sector. If this is true this is a very sad time for HM Forces given that pay has been frozen for the last 3 years can anyone enlighten me?? People on benefits got a 5% rise!!! Bad enough that they altered the current pension schemes to increase in line with CPI rather than the higher RPI last year.