That 6th month tour money

Scarlett

Midshipman
ProudNavyWife(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?

Thanks
Sharon

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 Iraq
 

mophead

Lantern Swinger
HARRY_MASKERS said:
But don't hold your breath, the slime balls will giveth with one hand and taketh away with the other.
Thus is the way of Government;is now,always has been and allways will be.
 

dt018a9667

War Hero
mophead said:
HARRY_MASKERS said:
But don't hold your breath, the slime balls will giveth with one hand and taketh away with the other.
Thus is the way of Government;is now,always has been and allways will be.

I am afraid, old chums you are correct, after all why should they change now? They have been slimy barstewards from the year dot.
 

pots359v

Lantern Swinger
Yeah did the same with the dhobey money, was meant to be in the region of a couple of grand, what did we get a measily 500!
 

oldseadog

War Hero
mophead said:
HARRY_MASKERS said:
But don't hold your breath, the slime balls will giveth with one hand and taketh away with the other.
Thus is the way of Government;is now,always has been and allways will be.

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!

I remember serving with titled pongo, who eventually became Under-Secretary of State for Defence. He resigned rather than oversee the troops doing without, and then attacked the then government from their own benches! A rare and talented man of principle! No names, no pack drill! Just a pity that there aren't many mre out there like him.

Maybe Allan West would like to have a go. At least he stuck his neck out for us in the past!

OSD


Come the Revolution! :twisted:

OSD
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
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.

SF
 

F169

War Hero
I sincerely believe "bonuses" of all kinds should be outlawed - and I would particularly insist that be equally applied in civilian life. Do firemen, nurses, civil servants etc. get bonuses and tips for doing their job? Do they buggery.

I would not object if bonuses were paid to all personnel in the same organisation at the same percentage rate based on profits (for commercial organisations) but I do not think that can be reflected in Service life and should be incorporated into the "X" factor.

For example all employees of John Lewis PLC are partners and get the same (percentage) bonus of their annual salaries if the company has done well.

You join the Armed Forces to serve - you deserve to be paid a wage that covers the eventually of serving in an operational theatre.
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
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.

SF
 

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