just woundering if the well published money is for sailors/raf as well or just soliders as it seems to be aimed at?
Sailors and Airman are entitled to it aswell if they have served for over 2 months in the qualifying area of the world...which I believe at present are the Balkans, Afghanistan and IraqProudNavyWife(tooBe) said:just woundering if the well published money is for sailors/raf as well or just soliders as it seems to be aimed at?
I am afraid, old chums you are correct, after all why should they change now? They have been slimy barstewards from the year dot.mophead said:
I don't think that any of Bliars lot have ever been directly involved with any of the services! Except of course Prescott, who was Merchant, and his claim to fame was the Seaman's Strike to starve the UK into submission! Unfortunately, it worked! He now gets around half a mil a year, plus pension, for nothing!mophead said:
The current situation is, as I see it:-SILVER_FOX said:Does anyone actually have a lead on the broad spectrum of areas the government are looking at and what timescale they intend to achieve it it? Now that would be interesting reading. Even better if we had some way to feed in to whatever committee is doing the reviewing but I suspect that would be asking a little too much.
We know how many days the RN has to do in a given area and how many days Percy has to have boots in the sand. The stumbling block is how many sorties the RAF have to complete over the area to get the money - wikll it be 1 or 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They will also be working hard to write it in for the loafing toads in cyprus!!!!!!!!SILVER_FOX said:I'm hearing that it will be approx 90 quid per week for each full week served in theatre and will be tax free but no rules or forms available yet as Government didn't inform the Services it was doing it and no one has had time to figure out the "how to" aspects yet.
Can we take it then, that you are not overly impressed? :lol: :lol:HARRY_MASKERS said:How basic does it have to be for these be-suited morons to understand the basic principle that was mooted in the first place?
Why in gods name (or Alla or Buddha/Krishna etc- to be pc) does this or any other of the administrations that we inflict on ourselves (because let's face it they're all a bunch of tossers) have to make thing an excersise in complicating everything, is it to justify thier obesely inflated pay packets and pensions? or are they just bloody minded small people with nothing better to do?
Any of you Whitehall twats listeng in? here's the simple principal you kindergarden mentality buffoons: THE U.S. MILITARY (ALONG WITH OTHERS) DO NOT PAY TAX WHEN ON OPERATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.A. IT IS NOT PARTICLE PHYSICS/ROCKET SCIENCE TO APPLY THE SAME TO OUR PEOPLE! don't sod around with it in the snakey give a bit here, adjust there for being 2 days short of various god forsaken targets and oooh sorry we'll cut your tax credits/family allowance because the xyz factor kicked in when you were in transit and your pay as you dine, dhobie, toilet cleaning, para pay chit excludes you from drawing the x factor...
....K.I.S.S. (my arse) keep it simple stupid, never before has that meant so much to so many but will be disregarded by the pen pushing few.
WHITEHALL YOU ARE NOT FIT TO BREATHE THE SAME AIR AS OUR ARMED SERVICES.