Do soldiers pay for digs on ops?

#1
My mum has just asked me if soldiers have to for their digs and food while on operations, I'm unsure so thought I would ask...

Heff
 
#3
you do get combat allowance to help cover it mate... you can be a £5 up at the end of the month if you skip brekkie.


speaking of which, when we getting paid this month?
 

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#4
Of course, if you don't fancy sharing your digs, you can always rent a place in the locale. Rates are fairly low, but you have to buy your own food in the markets on your days off.
 
#5
Indeed but at least you get to choose your menu on a month to month basis so you always get what you want for scoff, I think its a good system and worth the money
It really helps teach the crows to manage their money too. Once you've seen someone casevaced with extreme dehydration because they're too skint to pay for water it makes you think about your own financial affairs.

Especially when you find out how much a casevac in a Chinook costs you when you get out of hospital. Some of the bills I've seen lads get are fucking huge!
 
#6
Make sure you get good personal accident and travel insurance. Step on something that goes bang and the bill for the MERT is going to rip into your op allowance.
 
#9
If you save enough also whilst on ops they fly in the norwiegien nurses from narvik and the give you complimentary blow jobs..... All of them are ex Mrs Noway finalists......
 
#10
Wah shield up) Merciless. They don't take any prisoners here. :) (wah shield down.
 
#11
Make sure you get good personal accident and travel insurance. Step on something that goes bang and the bill for the MERT is going to rip into your op allowance.
Keep 3 grand in a Lloyds gold account and you get free holiday insurance.
 
#12
So your mum is thinking about signing up then? Come on, you know the routine, post some pictures of her relaxing in a woman's way and someone on here will make sure she gets a protein-filled diet on taking the Queen's shilling.
 
#13
I was annoyed at the cost of the flights to Afghanistan, you can only fly with the RAF for insurance reasons but Emirates can get you there for less than half the cost, and they go non stop too.
 
#14
just heard the Mods upped the price of Rds again, lucky though you still got a mum to transfer some extra cash over for any real big firefights.
 
#16
Keep 3 grand in a Lloyds gold account and you get free holiday insurance.
They don't necessarily cover MERT deployment completely though. I know a lad who tried to claim through them - they'd pay for the ambulance from the landing pad to the field hospital and for the medevac to Brum but they wouldn't pay out on the Chinook flight because he could have taken a cheaper land based ambulance. All they'd pay out was the taxi fare from where he got the good news to Bastion and he has to fork out the difference himself. There was only about £15 left from his tour bonus when he'd paid it off and he lost that paying for a new set of trousers to replace the ones he'd damaged on an IED.
 
#17
They don't necessarily cover MERT deployment completely though. I know a lad who tried to claim through them - they'd pay for the ambulance from the landing pad to the field hospital and for the medevac to Brum but they wouldn't pay out on the Chinook flight because he could have taken a cheaper land based ambulance. All they'd pay out was the taxi fare from where he got the good news to Bastion and he has to fork out the difference himself. There was only about £15 left from his tour bonus when he'd paid it off and he lost that paying for a new set of trousers to replace the ones he'd damaged on an IED.

Ahh the MOD all heart!
 
#18
I've heard the cost of living is so high that many British soldiers have become homeless. The Taliban are apparently so sick of being pestered by squaddies saying "Spare us a few coppers and a smoke Guv" that they've complained to the U.N.
 
#19
They don't necessarily cover MERT deployment completely though. I know a lad who tried to claim through them - they'd pay for the ambulance from the landing pad to the field hospital and for the medevac to Brum but they wouldn't pay out on the Chinook flight because he could have taken a cheaper land based ambulance. All they'd pay out was the taxi fare from where he got the good news to Bastion and he has to fork out the difference himself. There was only about £15 left from his tour bonus when he'd paid it off and he lost that paying for a new set of trousers to replace the ones he'd damaged on an IED.
Mate if that is what they have been telling you they are talking bollox IMHO. My read of the JSP is that the casualty is only expected to take a taxi if one is actually available within a reasonable time of the "incident", and contrary to rumour there is NOT any requirement to pre-book.
 
#20
Renting a hut in the foothills aint bad at all. Most landladies speak English, do a good cuppa and will happily wax your snowboard for those regular days off in the mountains enjoying the crispy piste. If you're sharp about it, CrabAir will drop you off at the top of a class skirun for the price of a gin and tonic and a Thai masseuse.
 

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