EDM 67 in Parliament - this directed at Gurkhas?

Discussion in 'Gurkhas' started by Sarastro, May 3, 2007.

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  1. Sarastro

    Sarastro LE Reviewer Book Reviewer


    Early Day Motion put forward in the Commons, quite a popular one too - it supports equal pensions for ex-serving 'regardless of when they served in Her Majesty's Forces'.

    Is this directly referring to the old Gurkhas who weren't included in the new pensions deal? If so, why not mention them specifically in the EDM, or is there a service-wide pension inequality along the same lines of which I'm unaware?

    (Copied in RHQ)
  2. Prior to 1975 (AFPS75) only those soldiers serving a complete 22 years got a pension. Thier were no preserved pensions for lesser years before then. So this would indeed impact on ex Bristish Servicemen as well.