BLUF: The Army are refusing to pay single BATUS TDS staff LSA, despite it clearly saying so in their posting orders. This sees the average TDS out of pocket by over £500 per month. I like many others have found myself involuntarily trawled for a TDS posting to BATUS. The only 'sweetener' my parent unit could give me for the impending 7 months of misery was: "Don't worry, you'll get paid more than you do on tour - won't that be great". As if they are doing ME a favor, cheers. I finally receive my posting order late, as usual, and I note that at the bottom, under remarks it says the following: "Paras (not the maroon type) that refer to this Assignment Order are: PARA'S 1, 2, 3, 12, 168, 187 and 193" I then follow the link and print out the corresponding PARA numbers. PARA 193 says this: 193 - ASSIGNMENT ORDER SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS - BATUS APC ASSIGNED TDS · Allowances - this is a INVOLSEP tour of duty. APC Assigned TDS will receive Single/MU rates of LOA and LSA at the appropriate rate. The Single Living Accommodation (SLA) rate of Disturbance Allowance (DA) is admissible for TDS in this way. Now I'm no rocket scientist, but that is pretty clear cut to me - WE SHOULD GET LSA. Apparently the head shed over here are trying to 'fight our corner', but say its pretty unlikely that we will get it. If the Army have changed their policy on this then it should be enforced NEXT year, and not on those who were 'convinced' to volunteer by the extra pay. Especially as our parent units AND Glasgow told us we would get LSA and we weren't told until 1st June! (Having started working for BATUS in April). Equally as frustrating is that married TDS are earning LSA, so there're getting paid a lot more than us for doing the same job! The whole thing feels wrong, I mean the Army preaches values and standards, and tests people accordingly - I'd say they have failed their own test. If anyone out there can give us some guidance on where to go/what to do next, we would be really grateful. The affronted.