Sitting here in my cold damp cell, I have been thinking, looking back at recent events. One area of thought invovled the Bounty, the bribary in which your government tries to encourage your reserve forces to stay, and to fight their battles with. My informants inform me that your bounty has not changed in recent years. Surely, having asked many of you to answer the call of arms, whether they should indeed increase it as a thank you! With an election looming, it would not surprise me in the least. If I recall correctly, the bounty went up in 1997 prior to the general election to try and brain wash you into voting your dictator back into power. On another point, though related, I wonder if TCH will start another âbounty paymentâ to thank those members of the reserve forces who have answered the call to arms. All those members of the reserve forces who have qualified for one or more deployment medals to receive an additional bounty payment of say Â£200 per year. It would not be progressive as in two gongs would entitle the bearer to Â£400. After all if they have managed that number of FTRS days, then they will be entitled to the various FTRS payments. Whilst it would be a well earned sweetener from TCH to those who have answered the call to arms, it could have the effect of breeding resentment from those who really couldn't go for any reason, but were still valued member of their unit? I hope this wil casue resentment in your so called army. Sad.