All Officers and Soldiers in the British Army have NO contract of employment. You entered into an agreement with the crown, they didn't enter into one with you. You are paid under what is known as the 'Crown Perogative'. This essentially means that you can be paid as little or as much as they like under a voluntary basis. Why is this important? If you have a pay dispute, for example you are overpaid by accident, unknown to you, and they decide to recover large amounts of money without consultation you have no right to complain because legally they weren't contracted to give you anything in the first place. This is what happened to me after transfering trade. Despite the RCMO telling me that transferring would have no financial consequences, I got a Â£3000 gross public debt added to my pay account 12 months after transferring, to be recovered at Â£300 per month, due to a JPA processing error which I couldn't possibly have known about. 8 months after all my emails, phone calls, and complaints through DIN's had been ignored I took the Army to court. This is when I discovered the shocking truth about our pay and exactly what your entitled to. Nothing. Are we really not worthy of a contract of employment? The chief of SPVA said in his statement to the court that it was a fundamental principle. What do you think?