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PUT THIS ON YOUR “TO DO” List 2014 MR CAMERON!!

The Sunday Times reported last week that the Government is to spend £50million on commemoration projects re WW1 Centenary. It is right and proper to remember the fallen of WW1 but what I do not understand is why there is £50m to spend on commemoration and not money to pay the living soldiers what they …

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Soldier’s wife stands up for pension justice

On 13 June this year, my husband, Sergeant Michael Anderson, was told he is to be made redundant just three days before qualifying for his military pension. This means Michael will lose almost half of his promised pension. Michael has been a soldier from the age of 16. He was serving in Northern Ireland at …

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Armed Forces Redundancy Injustice

Press Release  Former Defence Minister to Challenge Government in House of Lords today on armed forces redundancies  Lord Touhig calls urgent debate on Armed Forces Redundancy Injustice   Betrayal of Military Covenant is a major Breach of Trust for our loyal troops   Event: House of Lords Debate Date: Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 Time: from …

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A Broken Government Promise Written in BLOOD!

Hear me rant a bit on Larry’s show!  (I’m not a trained media person…and its quite hard having a “conversation” with someone live on air! ) Go to to 105 minutes in. Also go to 129 mins in and hear John, an ex Royal Marine, make some interesting points including one about equipment! Listen to Larry Lamb discussing …

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BETRAYAL of LOYAL SERVICE: Army Wife has her say….

Laura Richards, wife of an Army Company Commander, made redundant in last year’s Tranche 2 redundancies, just 200 days short of his Immediate Pension Point, speaks out on Radio York.  She and her husband and their young family feel utterly let down by the Army & the Government. They will be losing 50% of the pension …

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Major Christopher Braithwaite: why he feels betrayed

      “A small number of servicemen and their families have been unfairly treated as a result of redundancies. The military pension scheme is hugely important to those who serve in our armed forces; it is THE key consideration for servicemen and their families in determining whether to serve a few years in the Army …

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Forces Redundancy Injustice – Overview

The Issue:   A small group of service personnel, with substantial years of service and operational tours, were given notice of compulsorily redundancy in June 2012, close to their entitlement to an immediate pension, some within days.   As a consequence they are losing out on immediate pension payments worth thousands of pounds over a lifetime.  How …

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Parliamentary Defence Debate: 6 Dec 2012

Hansard Transcript of today’s debate in Parliament.  My MP, Heidi Alexander, did a great job today in highlighting the issue of making soldiers redundant close to Pension Point.  At last, the walls of Westminster have heard the truth that has, since the summer, been disguised by the numerous statements of Government Ministers ie…that soldiers are …

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The Army Pension Plan – by Martin Rowson

http://change.org/pensionjusticefortroops The Issue:   A small group of soldiers, with substantial years of service and operational tours, were given notice of compulsorily redundancy in June 2012, close to their entitlement to an immediate pension, some within days.   As a consequence they are losing out on immediate pension payments worth thousands of pounds over a lifetime. How …

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The Military Covenant – by Saul David

The Military Covenant by Saul David Britain has long acknowledged a ‘duty of care’ to its armed forces that dates back to the reign of Henry VIII.   It began as an unspoken pact between society and the military, and was only formally codified by the British Army as a ‘covenant’ in the year 2000. The …

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