Am I being a knob?

#1
HE’S put his life on the line for his country time and time again.
But war veteran Mark Hampson is facing homelessness.
He and his family will lose their forces house in Emsworth on September 26 and they have nowhere to go.
This is despite an assurance made by Prime Minister David Cameron, who vowed to give our heroes the support they need after leaving the forces.
Mr Hampson, of Sabre Way, served in the Royal Artillery for 23 years and toured Iraq and Afghanistan. He also survived a battle with cancer.
The 41-year-old, his wife Janet, 52, and children, Brody, 18, and Callum, 16, have been told to leave their home of 18 years by the MoD a year after he was discharged from the armed forces.
He said: ‘It’s a bit of a shock that it’s happened so quickly. The stress of it is a bit worrying – we don’t know where to turn.

After 23 years of service, veteran faces losing home - Defence - Portsmouth News

He's had a year and it's a shock it's happened so quickly. Obviously because after serving 23 years he didn't know he couldn't remain in quarters after discharge. Seriously is it me or am I just being non PC and non fluffy in thinking WTF?
 
#4
.........................................Sounds like a Knob to me!

23 years in the Army & he hasn't got his accommodation sorted out?

He's avin a giraff!
 
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#8
Sounds like he's had a bright idea, and got the press involved to milk it some...
 
#11
Just to clarify, he's done his time in the army (a timeframe he wanted that wasn't forcibly cut short or redundancy) has had a whole year on top to square his life away and now he has a wibble on because the army wants it's house back?
 
#12
He's had 18 years in the same quarters and didn't think to maybe buy a house and get on the ladder instead of 18 years of renting?
 
#13
If I had lived somewhere for 18 years I'd have bought years ago and put the rent money to good use. He wants to try moving every 3 years the tit.
 
#15
Has he considered moving to Liverpool. Something tells me he would fit in.
 
#16
Seems like to me he was banking on the MPGS or similar to remain in the quarter. He got the big C and so got fucked off from that. Refused a mortgage because he isn't earning and he wife job doesn't pay enough. Didn't have anything put by because he put all his eggs in the MPGS basket. Now he has the humiliation to become a lorry driver, a humiliation so bad that 000's of ex-soldiers have to suffer it every day earning a decent wage. :roll:

I dunno about milking it, I'd be embarrased to fuck for the local rag to highlight that I'm an admin vortex
 
#17
The question is: what the fuck did he do with his 23 year's worth of pay?! To leave the Army after that long with nothing to show for it is stupid in the extreme.
 
#18
Having read the article a couple of times, it seems to me that he and his family are complaining about the way Chichester District Council don't appear to be acting in the way that the Prime Minister promised, not that he is getting chucked out of MQs. I know of mates who went outside where local councils were unhelpful to the point where they appeared to be going out of their way to not allocate housing. The fact that this bloke has chosen to, or was indeed able to live in quarters in one particular location for so long should not be held against him.

PS Brody/Broadie - most definitely. Janet, however, is safe.
 
#19
Why on earth would anyone be relying on the local council for housing after 23 years though? Relying on either getting into the MPGS or getting a council house seems a bit hit and miss as a plan when you've got a wife and kids to put a roof over.
 
#20
Why on earth would anyone be relying on the local council for housing after 23 years though? Relying on either getting into the MPGS or getting a council house seems a bit hit and miss as a plan when you've got a wife and kids to put a roof over.
Perhaps he has other kids elsewhere, and the CSA decide how to spend his money. Who gives a fuck, there are plenty of civvies who have been in council housing far longer than 18 or 23 years, so why shouldn't he join them?
 

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