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 following a working trip overseas. He soldiered on for a long tim...

Postbag: Tricky identification situation

CAN the MOD look at issuing a permanent dependant’s ID card like our version of a MOD F90? Getting a dependant pass for camp for where we are currently based (Larkhill) is like a mystery nobody knows how to s...

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 and therefore his rank, seniority, length of service and de...

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 that a number of soldiers may return from operations (or other...

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 following a working trip overseas. He soldiered on for a long tim...

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 that a number of soldiers may return from operations (or other...