I'm due posting end of June to the mainland, but I'm being detached into the same job between now and then. In the meantime my family will be staying in our SFA in N.I and I was wondering what allowances I will be entitled to? I've been told a number of different things by different Army/Civvie clerks regarding N.I supplement, LSA etc but nobody has been able to give me a straight, answer, more of a "wait and see when you get there" The main questions I have- Will I be entitled to LSA, N.I.R.S or both? The mess is PAYD, will I be entitled to the free core meal or need to just pay for whichever meals I take? Is there any provision for getting me back to Sunny N.I to see my family or will I have to pay for travel? Any help would be greatly appreciated.