Postbag

Postbag: On the fence

HOW many organisations does it take to replace a fence panel? Apparently more than the two currently involved – MHS and DIO! Various fence panels cam...

Allowance cut unfair

A RECENT Defence Information Notice details a reduction in married Service personnel’s entitlement to check their Privately Maintained Property (PMP) ...

Bonus blues

I HEARD bonuses are being paid out to soldiers after 16 years of service. This came as a surprise because during my husband’s 22 years with the Army h...

Pay rise to purchase

I WELCOME the recent announcement to make home purchase easier for Army families but wonder if this will be matched by a significant rise in pay.  ...

Disunited state

NOT having an allowance to cover the cost of flights at half-terms for our sons to visit us in the States is one of the biggest heartbreaks of our cur...

Complaint conundrum

I WAS made redundant in tranche two of the Armed Forces’ redundancy programme – just 87 days short of reaching my 16-year immediate pension point. ...

Positive move

I’D LIKE to put something positive across about the sometimes negative subject of moving when posted. I have just completed a move with my partner,...

Promotion postponement

THE ARMY has a bizarre way of rewarding promotion. My husband was selected for advancement but will have to remain in his current regimental post beca...