Looks like the government has actually had a GOOD IDEA! I think this is excellent. (The Guardian) Armed forces personnel who have served for more than six years are to be given free university or college education at the end of their military careers. The government will pay tuition fees for soldiers, sailors and aircrew wishing to go on to GCSEs, A-levels, university degrees and other forms of education. The scheme will be unveiled on Thursday when the defence secretary, Des Browne, announces the contents of his service personnel command paper, dealing with issues including welfare, housing, healthcare, school places and childcare. Last month, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, the chief of defence staff, said that Britain's armed forces and their families should be given preferential access to schools, hospitals and dental surgeries as a reward for the sacrifices they make.