As many of you deployed on Ops know, the currency used is the US dollar. Why I don't really know, we're British troops and should be paying in pounds. What really p!sses me off though is that someone, probably the treasury is making money out off all the deployed service personnel. During the six months I spent in Iraq, the pound-dollar rate was above £1 - $2, yet the FFR remained at £1 - $1.95. It may not be a lot but it's the principle and it becomes a hell of a lot when you multiply the difference by every service person on ops changing money. Of course you can get a better rate from the BFPO but they charge you a fee (and often don't tell you they are doing it!!). Just another way the government doesn't back its froces.