Every 3 months in PAYD units and garrisons, the contractor gives a % of thier profits back to the Bde. 50% goes to the Bde, to spend on any welfare inititives and the other 50% is divided between all the units within that Bde - depending on thier unit size etc. This is called the Welfare return. I would like to know a couple of things, firstly If anyone has actually benefited from the welfare return in thier unit or Bde. Why isnt it advertised as to what units and Bdes spent this money on, as it may be a good PR op for the PAYD assassins (money back into the community etc) How does the average joe have or give any input into what he or she believes the welfare return could be spent on. We keep seeing these welfare cheques being presented by high ranking Bde Commanders and senior NAAFI personnel, but i would like to know what happens to it then, where has it benefited the community that helped to earn it.