I left just over a year ago and have been horrified but not surprised by the complete lack of benefits ex Army personnel have, especially considering the committment we still have to the reserves. In the US " veterans (3 years+) can shop in the PX......I think I will give the NAAFI as miss, get treated in US Military Hospitals for free......they actually have some and they are very good, use their sports facilities etc. I used to live in Aldershot where the wonderful but understaffed new Sports Complex, Olympic sized pool etc is located. That is something that as an ex reg I would like to use but I would be treated just like any other b*stard civi, pay the same rates etc but it is free for mil personnel I know it was in the small print when I joined up that when I left that there were no benefits for "veterans" but I think they should do something, especially considering the huge number of reservists being pressed into service. What do you think?