Sirs I am aware that certain Senior Officers look at this site in order to gain feedback on the thoughts of those in the military â well try this lot for a bit of feedback. The pay rise given to us is 3% with 3.3% for the lower ranks- WOW. General Sir Michael Walker actually said âThis pay increase recognises the high regard in which our people are held. It is a good result for them." Really? Letâs put this in to perspective. Inflation is at 2.4% which means that we are only just better off with a .6% increase over inflation. OK I could just about live with that but then look at the small print. The AFPRB has recommended significant, tiered increases to rental charges in order to bring SFA rental charges closer to civilian costs. The AFPRB were very cowardly about the way they announced this increase as the merely gave the bottom line figures and not the actual % increases. The RAF have broken down these figures and in effect this will mean for officers (other ranks arenât any better off by the way) that between 42% â 59% of pay increase going towards increase charges â that before tax! It should also be noted that this is only the start â itâs to get much worse by 2009! Questions our Senior Officers should be asking is â why are the living quarters going to be charged at equivalent civilian rates? We have to move every 2 years and you cannot compare living accommodation of the military with civilian â it is utterly different. Yet again our Terms and Conditions of service are being salami sliced away! (rail cards now cost Â£12!!) Is this some strange policy by the Govt to drive us out of expensive quarters and in to our own houses but then suffer enforced separation as we move every 2 years? I thought the Govt were interested in retention but this seems to be a good way to drive us out of the military! Senior Officer should make a stand but of course it ainât going to happen. I think they will all be eyeing the greasy pole and thinking of their seat in the House of Lords â where of course in the years to come they can stand up and say âthis Govt is not supporting our militaryâ - ohhh wash my mouth out! Any Senior Officer wish to comment about the AFPRB report and the disgraceful increase in quartering charges, and, what appears to be a dubious Govt policy? General Michael is this really a good result for us â surely we deserve better?