Monthly Archives: August, 2012

Read the Testimonies of Family Members of The Unpensionables – What they feel about the treatment of their partners, sons, brothers.

Wife of Unpensionable As the wife of an Army major being made redundant in June 2012 I can only say that I am disgusted and angry by the treatment we have received. My husband will be just a few weeks from reaching his immediate pension point and we are being cheated out of a significant …

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Listen to Families of Unpensionables talking about their situation

Monday, August 27, 2012 BBC Radio Five Live:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b01m5j8b   Interview is approx 1hr into the programme and lasts about 10 mins.  (Story about a Lion on the Loose in Essex used up most of our alloted time!!!) Listen to the Programme which interviews families of The Unpensionables Comment by listener to the programme:  by Ms …

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MoD condemned by all sides in row over soldiers’ pensions

Sign the Parliamentary epetition: http://change.org/pensionjusticefortroops by Deborah Haynes – Defence Editor of The Times – 25 August 2012 Politicians on both sides of the House called on the Government yesterday to do more for a group of officers who have been sacked just before becoming eligible for an early pension. Calling the situation “shabby”, Patrick …

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The Unpensionables: army wives rail at timing of redundancies

Please sign our epetition: http://change.org/pensionjusticefortroops Laura Richards, an Army officer’s wife, feels betrayed. Her husband was made redundant over the summer, less than a year away from being able to claim an immediate pension — a sum of money that the family had planned their lives around. They now face a very uncertain future. “When I …

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Scandal of soldiers denied a pension – The Times 24 Aug 2012

By Deborah Haynes – Defence Editor of The Times Please sign the epetition: http://change.org/pensionjusticefortroops The families of long-serving Army officers have urged the Defence Secretary to reverse a decision that will cost them hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost pensions. Relatives want the Government to review the military’s redundancy scheme after their loved ones …

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The Times leader – 24 August 2012

The Unpensionables Redundancy months shy of a pension is no way to uphold the military covenant Please sign our petition: http://change.org/pensionjusticefortroops U Published at 12:01AM, August 24 2012 Nobody joins the Army to get rich, although pension provision for service personnel has traditionally been among the most generous in the public sector. Yet those in …

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