Posted UPLA may 2005 with the "come play" if i could manage it.... "if i play for the min days can i quailfy for my bounty?" ie camp and courses, NO. Without the payment of travel from Germany added it looked like a loser. No encouragement to make the effort,so, stayed in the fatherland. Spoke last week and.. "due to the fact that things have changed IF you had done the min last year you would have been eligable for your bounty" A right kick in the nuts when a) was willing b)2 week course/camp made it cost effective and c) the money is not the main reason for doing my TA job, but i'll not pay for this HMG to take liberties. Have spent 15yrs with my sqn and have given as much if not more than many there, just FMOff that im told one thing on departing for a 2 year "sabatical" and finding out the hard truth. UPLA = unlucky pal, life's arrse! Just feel that i've been dry bummed and it cost ME Â£3/3500.