I don't know if anyone else here has to pay these but at my regiment we appear to be getting ripped off. Our subs vary about the batteries from Â£3 a month to Â£10 a month. The thing is, I'm told by whoevers been dicked to collect them that they're compulsory while other people say that its totally voluntary. Can anyone give me a clear answer on this issue? On a side note, I didn't pay subs once due to being on a course and got back to be told that I had an agai waiting for me and I was lucky I wasn't in jail for it.