Shipmates and fonts of all knowledge fellow RRs,I am at present trying to apply for a pension for an ex stoker who left the RN in 1976 after 21 years. He left the RN Sept 1976 after putting his notice in,he was not medically discharged but for want of a better word is now two torpedeos short of a full war load. Has anyone had similar dealings with the SPVA as regards a similar tale and if so how did you achieve the aim? They keep telling me they will only deal with him but he won't talk to them,he has a speech impediment now. All help gratefully recieved!! I have his service number and NI number but the SPAV will not speak to me!