How many of you are actually aware that as we speak, the Government are to steal from each and every one of you who have served your country and earned your pension tens of thousands of £s because they are to change the way the annual increase is worked out? Currently, annual pension increases are worked out based on the Retail Prices Index (RPI) (traditionally higher), but, from April 2011, these increases are to be linked to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) (does not take into account Mortgages). I just like thousands of other soldiers, sailors and airmen have done my time plus some more and now they have decided to change the goal posts. I stayed in and I am still in because of the pension, not because I like being institutionalised. Let us keep what all the brochures said e.g. Offer to Transfer Booklet J222936 03/05, instead of giving us the Queen's Shilling only to take it back and replacing it with sixpence......If you've served, the changes will probably affect you, and you will lose money. For me integrity is important; if you promise something to a person, you keep that promise and give it to them. The next person to come along does not necessarily have to get the same deal, this is the way life is. I was promised something, and I want it in the same form I had become used to expecting I would receive it. I honoured my side of the agreement, will they honour theirs? I doubt it. It's been a few weeks since I wrote to the PM, arguing that we (Armed Forces) ought to retain our pensions linked to the Retail Prices Index and not the Consumer Prices Index. Although I have received acknowledgement of receipt and an assurance that I will receive a reply, I am still waiting. I will try and get it scanned and published if it ever materialises, and I may even scan my letter to him and hopefully publish that if possible. I have received a reply from my MP with the reply letter from the Minister for Work and Pensions. Apparrently only 7% on pensioners have a mortgage, one of the reasons they decided to opt for the CPI which does not take into account mortgage inflation. Well, what proportion of this 7% happen to be Armed Forces pensioners? I shall be next year, aged 43, forced into possible unemployment because the option to remain serving is not there for me like many others. Perhaps if enough of us actually give a shit, and took action he (Cameron) may have second thoughts. Wake up people, if you are entitled to an Armed Forces pension you are going to lose tens of thousands of £s over your lifetime. What realy annoys me is that it seems many of you either don't know this is to happen, or don't give a damn. Please start to take some action NOW before it is too late, we are getting Royally bent over and buggered without so much as a spot of lube. April is nearly here and the change happens then. Get writing to your MP, or even the PM. It is your right and they can't make you pregnant!!! .