I've just read about the new Government doubling the special allowance paid for being on operations. Does it (and LSA) apply to mobilised TA soldiers ? Before you all slag me off for asking bone questions hear me out. (And before anyone suggests going to ask somewhere else, my PSI is as thick as two short planks and no help and the PSAO is never around - always playing golf....I thought the collective wisdom of fellow TA arrsers might help.) I am being mobilised. My civilian pay is greater than my pay in my military rank. So I know that I will get my pay when mobilised topped up to equal my civilian pay. Will the 'operational bonus' and LSA be on top of that, or will getting them be factored into the calculation at Chillwell so I will only get that amount of the operational bonus and LSA that when added to my pay in rank is in excess of what I will get paid to top up my pay to the civilian level. To put it another way: If A = amount I am paid as a civvy B = amount I would be paid in rank C = operational bonus (or whatever it's called) plus LSA On mobilisation, will I get paid A + C or B + C, plus any additional to make it up to A if (B+C)<A or B + C, and that's your lot, if (B+C)>A ? Anyone know ? Of course, I could always phone Chilwell, but then the answers wouldn't be up here for all to read. And it's not a trivial question. Six months worth of the operational allowance, plus LSA is a tidy sum. Thanks in advance for [constructive] answers.