Are you aware that when a reservist deploys on ops he can claim a number of allowances that are not available to a regular soldier. He can claim to put his dog in kennels or for it to have daily walks. He can claim to keep his garden trimmed. He can claim for childcare. This is not the full list or an exhausive description. The one thing that I find hard to understand is that he can pay his mother or a friend to do these things! How do we know if the money goes to his mother or is it just a perk for him? When I deploy my wife does it all, doesn't make any difference that she works full time or not.