Postbag

Postbag: Speed up the system

MY HUSBAND has just left the military after more than 30 years’ service. The Army has known that he is leaving and the specific date for nearly a year...

Postbag: Disabled need permanent homes

WHY does the military not have dedicated disability adapted houses in this day and age? I realise that the majority must be catered for, but given th...

Postbag: In praise of Army welfare

IN THE 20 years I’ve been with my soldier, we’ve been lucky to have never really needed Army welfare – until this year when my husband fell ill follow...

Postbag: Disabled need permanent homes

WHY does the military not have dedicated disability adapted houses in this day and age? I realise that the majority must be catered for, but given th...

Postbag: CEA scrutiny is unfair

WE HAVE recently undergone the stress of having our Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) certificate queried and been vindicated. The process has b...

Penalised by rank

THE letter and reply in spring’s Army&You about Longer Separation Allowance (LSA) being taxed did not raise the question of why it is done at the ...

Why should we accept poor standards?

WE MOVED into our quarter in December 2014 and noted a number of problems, including mould in the kitchen and rubbish dumped in the communal areas. T...

Postbag: Have you got the X-Factor?

X-FACTOR, the additional element of a soldier’s pay provided for the inconveniences of Service life, is a magician’s hat – with many things seemingly ...