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Whole page of letters about the DIN in The Times

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Mikal said:
There was a good letter in Tuesday's Times by a member from here.
Glad you liked it.
This is part of an ongoing campaign by BAFF to get MoD to reconsider the ridiculous imposition of this blanket gagging order.
We in BAFF will continue to bring your concerns to the government's attention but we need more support from you.
The more members of BAFF, the stronger will be our voice SO JOIN BAFF TODAY. (Special rates for Corporals and below)
 

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#6
Mikal said:
I've been stuck in civvie street for <20 >15 years now. Otherwise I'd join to help out in a flash.
You can still join as an ex member of the forces. But "I'm on a pension" doesn't work so it's full wack for you :D
 
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elovabloke said:
Mikal said:
I've been stuck in civvie street for <20 >15 years now. Otherwise I'd join to help out in a flash.
You can still join as an ex member of the forces. But "I'm on a pension" doesn't work so it's full wack for you :D
That's right! I imagine the day will come when serving will be asked to pay more than retired, for a fuller range of services, with a differential also between full-time and part-time. No doubt this will be kept under review, with the decision ultimately up to the membership as a whole.

I reckon we've got it about right for now. The new features are

(1) reduced subscription for serving (reg or reserves) up to full Cpl or equivalent rank/rate (i.e. up to and including NATO rank OR-4).

(2) any member can now pay by quarterly instalments by standing order - £5/quarter at the reduced rate, £7.50/quarter at the standard rate.

For those paying yearly the payment options are unchanged - pay over the internet using your credit or debit card, or pay by cheque. And you can either join online, or by post.

LINK - 'JOIN BAFF'
 
#8
Another three letters in today's Times: LINK

From The Times
August 30, 2007
Playing fair by our hard-pressed servicemen

Sir, It is an old adage that when the troops go quiet there is trouble brewing. If Service personnel are to be gagged (comment, August 27), it is essential that the advice of their commanders is not only listened to but also acted upon.

Many servicemen on operations are paid less than the national minimum wage. In the case of many, the part of their contract which stipulates that there should be at least two years of normal duty between operational tours is not being honoured....
 
#9
elovabloke said:
Mikal said:
I've been stuck in civvie street for <20 >15 years now. Otherwise I'd join to help out in a flash.
You can still join as an ex member of the forces. But "I'm on a pension" doesn't work so it's full wack for you :D
No probs :)

The pension is only pushed with civvie organisations unless they can prove their worth. The family is welcome to the full whack.
 

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