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Friday, 26 November 2010

Military Shame

I would urge you to go and visit Subrosa's blog, where she details the sneaky ways the MoD has of getting out of paying proper pensions to the families of dead or wounded soldiers.

Basically, if you have been serving in a rank for less than a year and are killed on active service, then your pension is calculated as if you had never achieved that rank, a distinction which can cost the families of soldiers thousands of pounds a year.

It's yet another example of the shameful way we treat members of our military services, and it ought to change. There is a petition asking for the matter to be reconsidered here, and I have signed it.

Please consider doing the same. As Subrosa says, they deserve better than this.


  1. Unbelievable! That is a crime. Since I live in the United States of America should I sign the petition?

  2. See Subrosa for the detail, but yes, it seems like a crime to me. Typically ungenerous. As for signing - well, it couldn't hurt :)


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