I know it's expecting a lot thinking that something may have spread far and wide from the esteemed HQ BF(G) in only a week, but has anyone come across the latest penny pinching edict from the ivory towers at JHQ regarding the classification of dependency in BF(G)? It would be laughable if it weren't so bloody stupid! If I have read it right, SIBA(G) 3217 states if you happen to be married to a German national and your family resides in your own property in Germany, unless you work within daily travelling distance of your property your family are not classed as dependants. What madness is this??? So overnight all those hard working squaddies in Germany who have instead of moving their family into a substandard SFA opted to serve unacompanied within the same theatre as their families have been told that their dependants have no right to any of the very few privileges that make it worth while serving there! That means that the wife can no longer get free treatment at the nearest service medical centre, or drive the car that she paid for because it is BF(G) registered. And even if she were to grasp the nettle and register the car with the German authorities the husband couldn't drive it anyway because that would contravene SIBA(G)s! And just to put the boot in, even though they are maintaining a family home in the same theatre they are serving in they are not entitled to LOA for the family. This reminds me of the last bright idea about withdrawing concessionary welfare flights as guys were deploying to Iraq. Has the last vestage of brain matter finally dried up in JHQ? Is anyone out there affected by it? Or more to the point is there anyone out there in a position of influence that feels that this short sighted move obviously driven by penny pinching (in my opinion before you sue ) should be reversed forthwith?