Today whilst perusing the latest heap of paperwork on my desk I come across this little gem. 2007DIN02-075 "With effect from 01 Jul 07 the current entitlement to free meals at public expense for up to 30 days for Service personnel on Detached Duty/Temporary Assignment who do not normally incur a Daily Food Charge at their permanant duty station will be removed. This will also apply from 01 Jul 07 for those already on on Detached Duty/Temporary Assignments" "Wef 01 Jul 07 the current entitlement to free meals at public expense for Duty Service Personnel who do not normally incur a Daily Food Charge at their permanant station on day visits to service establishments over 5 miles from their permanant duty station will be removed" NI (Post Op BANNER) "From 01 Aug 07 Service personnel will pay food charges on the same basis as those elsewhere in the UK and overseas and NICFA will cease." Now before all the singlies turn round and say fair play you bean stealing bastards, may I remind you that YOU will also lose the claiming back of Food when on course etc. I hope I have misinterpreted this into meaning - If I go on course for 9wks prior to my reward being 6mths in NI this will cost me approx Â£750 (Â£3?/day). This is fcuking scandalous! So my 3% rise is wiped out in a blink of an eye. Can any pay wallahs out there please shed some light on this (please tell me I'm wrong).