Equality in veterans pensions
Forum thread for campaign Equality in veterans pensions
“ <br>Veterans who left service before April 1975 get no pension ”
Years back, ? Got to Westminster
& was rejected ! All my support
Though, worth another try
I also maintain that anyone who has served in a combat zone, be it Aden or Northern Ireland, should get double or more money for that period of service.
There are many ex-National Servicemen who faced more danger in 2 years than I did in my 22 years in the Navy.
e years? Yes, a lot. Fair? I don't think so. They get more in expenses than we would get in a pension that's for sure. Yet they can give it away in foreign aid but not to veterans who served their country.
Seems very sad that the Governments of all political persuasions seem to think it's OK to continue to ignore this matter.
As it was never explained that when you signed on the dotted line that to get a pension you have got to serve at least 12 years
As when I joined in 66 the minium to sign on than was either 6 or 9 years
Not too badly off compared to some but it would be nice if RAF time could be added to Police time to give me full pension'
Cheers Taff Evans
I was told during my initial training at HMS Raleigh that I could transfer my pension when I left after leaving. No mention was ever made of the amount of time I had to serve to be able to receive the pension. I served during the Cold War when it could have become hot at any moment. On leaving joined the London Fire Brigade where I was informed that my 10 years and 3 months service serving my country was a complete waste of time. Ex members of the SS still receive a pension.
I have been fighting these maggots for many years, but it is like banging heads against brick walls and we all know how that feels.
However, while I still breath, I will fight these sleazy trolls of Whitehall If only for my personal satisfaction.
We can but hope.
I have every sympathy for any Ex. Serviceman who falls on hard times and i am sure the past and present Governments could have done more, both financially and finding places for them to live if they have suffered a disability. ect.
Looking at your profile / service etc. i see that you and i were ordered to join the Services in the same year 1954. The difference being you decided to sign on for 23 years. I can't comment on your Pension as i do not quite understand how the system works.
What i do find strange is that you have now decided to complain. Like me you are in your 80s but you are still working, as you say living in China it is extremely cheap to live.
It seems you have have lived quite a life since leaving the Services, married, divorced been hunted by investigators,police, stranded up a mountain, slept in the open for a week during an earthquake. then fined prosecuted, snapped off three teeth, broke four ribs had to be rescued from another Mountain, broke an ankle got remarried again and once again being hunted by Police and investigators. You say that now you now moved to China and have opened a School teaching English, so good luck with that.
I don't actually think you need luck Norman, you seem to have managed to lead an exciting / charmed life over the years.
I would think that your exploits in civvy street and the Navy would make a good book, maybe a film.
I would urge everybody here to have a look at Norman / Gingers profile, it is quite something.
Would have been nice to have been given a small pension in recognition.
Still, given the amount of funerals of my peers & vets on my Regimental Association, the "Powers that be" will soon have a small enough butchers bill that they might be willing to pay.
Live long & make' em pay, lads.