Ouch, thats gonna sting a little! Mind you is it not surprising that given that (Excluding Special Forces - SAS & SBS) our Parachute Trained elite have not made an operational jump since the Suez crisis in 1956. Well, it's as our American cousins do... If your not in a unit that is 'going' (not might, just in case, or you never know) to parachute then you don't get the pay. Who should we blame? The current Government? No the Last one; the Labour Government for borrowing in excess of £300Bn so that the great unwashed could continue to claim their benefits. Who suffers? The tax payers, the Armed Forces... Hay ho... What next the Armed Forces Pension?