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ARMED FORCES PENSION GROUP
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The Armed Forces Covenant
We have heard from our friends in the Royal Naval Association that there is news regarding the Armed Forces Covenant, below is a link to their website which contains this latest new:
“There has been some discussion on various websites lately about ID cards for Veterans.
Finally an e-
The link is:
Please pass this to all veterans you know and everybody else you know who would support it, even those serving, as one day they too will be vets and may want any discounts or privileges that an ID card may afford them. Please get it pushed along as it closes on the 31/8 and has amassed over 7,260 signatures already.”
We felt that you may wish to sign the petition, so the hyperlink is available above – I would urge you all to sign up, and also pass the information on to former servicemen/women you know.
AFPG has received donations in excess of over £9000 .
Over the coming weeks I shall be writing to – by post or email – to each donor expressing AFPG’s thanks. To those of you awaiting an acknowledgement, I apologise for the delay but please be assured that all monies are accounted for and will be spent solely in pursuit of the aims of AFPG. In the coming days the Management Team will meet and consider the next steps. One suggestion I will be putting forward is that there should be a meeting, this time in London, at the Union Jack Club – your Club / my Club – in Waterloo. However, please let Jim or I know your views. The Management Team still needs to expand. If there were more involved on a day to day basis I could have replied to each correspondent by now!
Please consider if you can help by giving your time.
Parliament 2010 is a good place to start. Making your MP aware of the issues. Discussing
the MoD’s so inaccurate response is the real starting point. Phrases like in these
days of financial constraints “we can’t deal with legacy issues” are a cop out. We
must however be realistic. No Government is going to say ‘because you have been treated
wrongly we will pay pensions back to the date when you should have qualified’. We
should be explaining that we want payment from NOW. Similarly we should be considering
what we mean by Equality. As the ‘card’ that we produced at the AGM states “Equality
with whom, with what”. We cannot expect Equality with those leaving the service today.
We want Equality with our contemporaries. We want to be treated no less than the
Civil Servants who are the ONLY other Crown employees and the only other group whose
pension is non-
Please work on your MP. To date I have received letters from 42 MP's. So far follow-
Nigel H Lodge Director,
STATEMENT OF INTENT
Our aim is to secure equality of pensions for former regular members of the Armed Forces who served for fewer than 22 years at any time to April 1975 and who were discharged before 5th April 1975. This also applies to those regulars who were discharged prior to 1981 who do not meet the criteria of length of service and age. We ask Her Majesty's Government for pension rights based on years of service and related, pro rata, to pensions received by contemporaries who completed 22 years of service..
Membership of the Armed Forces Pension Group is open to all ex-
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