I have been told by my CO, QM, RCWO and DCWO that people are only going for the Pay As You Dine system because they have been miss informed about the new system. At the moment we pay over three pound a day for our food, however the Master Chef only receives £1.83 per person a day out of that money. The rest of the money that US SINGLE SOLIDERS pay goes towards paying for ration packs for exercise's and casual feeding for pad's within the normal feeding within a regiment. (As stated in the JSP 456 ration accounting manual) So for a long time the single solider has paid the feeding cost's of not only themselves but married soldiers, duty personal, personal on tour and regiments on exercise. This is all well and good! The system seems to have been working for years, However now the new pay as you dine system is coming in to effect are we going to have to pay for our food on tour? The new system is coming because it is cutting costs for the MOD, so it would be stupid to think that the army are suddenly going to pay for duty personal, people one tour and casual meals! By giving up our so called Crap food from our Crap Chefs ( I say that lightly because I know, I am a chef! ) We are opting for an expensive motorway service station style restaurant, that will cost us all, pad's and single soldiers an arm and a leg!