JPA vs SBS: Special Forces attacked from behind

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Members of the Special Boat Service who fight the Taliban daily are being short-changed by more than £400 a month and some face defaulting on mortgage payments.

They are among 300 servicemen affected by faults in the £269 million Joint Personnel Administration system introduced to harmonise the £6 billion annual Forces wages.

Some SBS troops, who are recruited almost exclusively from the Royal Marines, are having to rely on help from a welfare fund set up by friends of the unit.

SBS commandos complained to Adml Lord Boyce, the former head of the Armed Forces, during his recent visit to Afghanistan.

A commando said he had spoken to a senior officer about the problem but was told he was in the same position. "The thing that annoys me it that we put our lives on line but I have spent half a day sorting out something I should not have to do on leave."

An MoD spokesman admitted "issues" with JPA. "We would like to apologise to any individuals who may have been inconvenienced."
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/19/ntroops119.xml
 
#3
Radio 4's today programme has also just covered this
 
#4
Thank you for posting this. Our village recently lost its idiot and we know now he has gone to work as the project Manager on the JPA.

Could anyone who finds him please return him to us in rural Lincolnshire as the piles of cow sh1t are getting very high and we need someone to shovel it up.
 
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MilitaryWatches said:
Thank you for posting this. Our village recently lost its idiot and we know now he has gone to work as the project Manager on the JPA.

Could anyone who finds him please return him to us in rural Lincolnshire as the piles of cow sh1t are getting very high and we need someone to shovel it up.
Sorry, but I think this is a case of mistaken identity. The Project Manager on JPA clearly isn't qualified to shovel shit.
 
#7
Ah! but someone's apologised [again] .......... so that's ok then .............
[I've come to the conclusion that the whole of the UK's government and administration are apologists .. the new age politcal party folks whose motto must be "Words not Action"]
 
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