Veteran's 'rights' - Your view

Veterans should be entitled to:

  • Priority NHS treatment for life.

    Votes: 18 14.9%
  • Priority NHS treatment for service related injuries.

    Votes: 104 86.0%
  • Free private medical treatment for service related injuries.

    Votes: 42 34.7%
  • Priority access for children's school places.

    Votes: 27 22.3%
  • Discounted mortgage rates for life.

    Votes: 15 12.4%
  • Tax free pensions.

    Votes: 40 33.1%
  • Priority access to Local Authority housing.

    Votes: 59 48.8%
  • Discounted rent on Local Authority housing.

    Votes: 21 17.4%
  • Free annual private medical exams for physical and mental health.

    Votes: 33 27.3%
  • Guaranteed job interviews when applying for roles within the public sector.

    Votes: 41 33.9%

  • Total voters
    121
This sounds like yet another excuse why recruiting is so bad, most young kids do not give a shit about about financial advice, they join the army to drive a tank or fire a gun or to look hard in a uniform.
Recruiting is bad because they read stories about soldiers being treated like *****, not because some smelly old wino who was kicked out in basic training is in the papers demanding the state give him free stuff.
I'll say it again, if there's a problem something should be done about it, even if it doesn't fall in line with your thinking, because you isn't always right.
 
You could give them the GDP of China, a truckload of novelty dwarf porn and a go on Meghan Markle and they wouldn’t be happy.
Has this been tried? I willing to rejoin and leave again to give it a go
 
Interesting, I'm sure most pposters ticking all the "demands/rights" boxes would be the first to squeal about dole budging welfare cases, drains on society and societies "untermensch" having 50" plasmas and mobile phones despite never having worked in their lives

Just look at that SAS twat who despite many many opportunities to secure his future financially many times over, fucked it all up and ends up demanding a house via the baying social media outrage crew
 
Interesting, I'm sure most pposters ticking all the "demands/rights" boxes would be the first to squeal about dole budging welfare cases, drains on society and societies "untermensch" having 50" plasmas and mobile phones despite never having worked in their lives

Just look at that SAS twat who despite many many opportunities to secure his future financially many times over, fucked it all up and ends up demanding a house via the baying social media outrage crew
He'd been a business owner. He had a nerve to do what he did.
 
I'll say it again, if there's a problem something should be done about it, even if it doesn't fall in line with your thinking, because you isn't always right.
You keep trying to change what you post.
Now what you are saying is that the MOD should cough up regardless of whether they are at fault or not.
Luckily the MOD is awash with cash so it can afford to spunk money on idiots who spend all their wages.
 
You keep trying to change what you post.
Now what you are saying is that the MOD should cough up regardless of whether they are at fault or not.
Luckily the MOD is awash with cash so it can afford to spunk money on idiots who spend all their wages.
I haven’t changed anything. I have said that MoD should fix anyone who can’t balance their own book. If theirs an issue, ie there’s evidence to suggest there’s a link between serving and being a financial ARRSE MoD should fix it. Otherwise ignore.
 
I haven’t changed anything. I have said that MoD should fix anyone who can’t balance their own book. If theirs an issue, ie there’s evidence to suggest there’s a link between serving and being a financial ARRSE MoD should fix it. Otherwise ignore.
There’s already plenty of money matters advice available for everyone. No point the MoD reinventing the wheel and spunking money on it.

I could have mentioned this earlier, but it was far more fun watching you flinging monkey poo.
 
I haven’t changed anything. I have said that MoD should fix anyone who can’t balance their own book. If theirs an issue, ie there’s evidence to suggest there’s a link between serving and being a financial ARRSE MoD should fix it. Otherwise ignore.
I said the MOD is only obligated to pay for the problems it cause, you said you said the same but more eloquently, now what you mean is the MOD should pay more money because spastics joined up and chose to spunk their cash away.
 
The debate about whether ex-soldiers need MoD-funded financial mentoring for their entire lives seems to have reached an impasse.

Perhaps now is the time to change tack. Are ex-soldiers more likely than the average unserved civilian to be injured while crossing the road? Should the MoD take responsibility for its past employees who either have failed to grasp the concept of crossing the road at zebra and pelican crossings (a process that really should be included in MATT standards!) or who choose to avoid them (probably a consequence of Crown Immunity).

Either way, should the MoD be obliged to create a team of pseudo mums to hold the hands of ex-soldiers wishing to cross the road? After all, during their Service life, the soldiers would have been provided with JNCOs for this very purpose and it is irresponsible to suddenly withdraw this essential safety measure.
 
Road crossing is a SERIOUS issue.

Many (particularly those who served with distinction during the Cold War) will remember the mantra of the RATC(G) (Royal Army Tufty Club, Germany) - "At the kerb, Halt! Eyes Left, Eyes Right, Eyes Left again. No T-62s? Then double across! You 'orrible little man - I said DOUBLE, not run!"

Clearly, this is inappropriate for the UK and must contribute to the accident statistics.
 
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Their example isnt exactly very common in the army though.

Typical retirement income:
A 30-year old army sergeant earning £36,000 today and expecting to retire at 60 as a major after completing 32 years' service, can expect an annual retirement income of around £41,000 and a tax-free lump sum of £22,000

Although Im impressed that he joined at 28 and was Sgt within 2 years.
 
I'll say it again, if there's a problem something should be done about it, even if it doesn't fall in line with your thinking, because you isn't always right.
Glad you focus on sorting out the fucktards where the MOD isnt at fault rather than concentrate on the problems that are caused by the MOD.
 
Glad you focus on sorting out the fucktards where the MOD isnt at fault rather than concentrate on the problems that are caused by the MOD.
What are you on about? You run a troop, I do project management, neither of us are fixing any problems caused by the MoD just gassing on an out of date bulletin board.
 
What are you on about? You run a troop, I do project management, neither of us are fixing any problems caused by the MoD just gassing on an out of date bulletin board.
Yet you want the MOD to spend time and money on bellends who for x amount of years cant work out why they are broke at the end of month.
I do fix some problems thanks, thats why the retention rate in my Troop is so good.
 
Yet you want the MOD to spend time and money on bellends who for x amount of years cant work out why they are broke at the end of month.
I do fix some problems thanks, thats why the retention rate in my Troop is so good.
Sieg Heil. Ah, so if you identify an issue within your troop boundary you do some work and resolve it and that improves retention and also makes others want to be in your troop?
 
Veterans and their families where service life places them at a disadvantage from the community at large - normally housing, service related medical issues and public education should have an INITIAL leg up. It seems most posters agree. I think the Veterans Charter is s dead duck: one’s treatment by local authorities is often dependent on the individual approach. The Veterans Badge is a good idea but mine only comes out on military occasions. I do ask for military discount: why not? I have never felt discriminated against as a result of my service, and have enjoyed more kudos because of it. I’ve never made a secret of it at work or outside, but make a conscious point of avoiding the “when I was in the Army” trap: why should people be interested in my war stories?
 
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