OK Achieved Lance Jack June 2 2006. Last month was promised all back pay (now approx Â£2000) and pay rise accordingly. All of the paperwork was sent away two months ago. Today's pay slip not only shows that I am still on private wages but also that I have been charged an extra Â£200 for accomodation and food from joining the unit in June. That leaves me approximately Â£600 wages for the month. Approached the Pay Office / RAO. Told her I have held the rank for 5 months now. Told her about student loan, car repayment, mortgage etc. Got told Tough! No advance of pay because I dont qualify. Actually got told that btw. Got told it was my fault for having a house and a car and I should budget for when the army doesnt pay me. Got told it wasnt her problem and it was mine. Left office with Juniour Rank tail firmly between legs. I leave for Telic 9 in 4 weeks before my next pay cycle. What options do I have to get all the pay entitled to me before I get on the transport at Brize? My parents are talking about going to the press since I can't actually afford to leave camp and see them! What, realistically can be done. Because at the moment I feel taking a shovel to a few heads. Also what are my rights under Civilian Employment law because technically I have completed work and not been paid for it.