The following is a genuine letter which was recently printed in the Mail:
"When my son put on a Territorial Army uniform he accepted that soldiers sometimes go to war. He was not advised, however, that he could be ruined financially.
He has been called up and is awaiting deployment to the Gulf. His army pay will be substantially less than his civilian salary.
He will be unable to pay his mortgage or fully meet his other commitments and will return to a repossessed house and County Court debt judgements......."
Well the stupid B***t**d should have thought of that before he took the Queen's Shilling shouldn't he? I bet he was more than happy to turn up for a two week camp and a couple of drill nights in order to collect his bounty though!
Honestly this really makes my blood boil. I don't think for a second that the majority of the TA are of this ilk, but this fella deserves everything he gets. If the pay was going to be that much of a problem then why didn't he join an arm that would provide him with trade pay that is comparable to his civvy job?
'Nuff said, Happy again now