Sorry to repeat this, but I thought it needed a seperate forum. I would like to remind everyone that there are groundies about who 'earn' a lot than us, who take our lives in Westlands hands each time we lift. Over the water, there are at least 2 'groundies' who are: i. On enhanced flying pay, presently £34.22 A DAY. ii. On LSL(A) , meaning they will shortly have ALL their pay (inc. flying) pensionable. (earnings of £45000+ until 55, not long to go?) iii. In receipt of FRI bonuses (1st issue £20000 total), despite being well past Initial Pension Point (unqualified for FRI) iv. Taking up flying posts. (that's why aircrew are not undermanned!) v. One of whom still managed to be promoted, against conditions of LSL(A) (increased status) vi. Have not flown for at least 3 years and give no useful aviation input into the Regiment. Now how does that work? (Retention, which isn't a problem with the AAC, is supposed to be aimed at the Officer Corps) How many more are in the system ????