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Wednesday, September 14
by FoxnWolf on Wed 14 Sep 2011 09:56 BST
FORCES PENSIONS (update)
You may be interested in reading this petition and supporting it.
Forces Pension Society newsletter tells of an RPI/CPI e-petition which
has been established hoping to reverse the Government's decision to link
pension increases to CPI instead of RPI. The Government will debate
e-petitions that achieve 100,000 signatures, so please can you pass on
the following link to ex-servicemen that you know in the hope that
they'll sign it, as it affects all of us. The link is:
Thursday, March 31
by FoxnWolf on Thu 31 Mar 2011 11:07 BST
A request that I received
Tez Watson, RAF Rtd
A friend of both you and I, Keir Hardie (RM ret'd) suggested that I contact you to see if you might be willing to help the above cause by publicising it through your network of contacts/websites.
A recent post - He took a job knowing he would never get rich. He's missed out on many holidays and special occasions in order to protect lives. He was expected to lay down his life or take a life if necessary. It has been proven that his life expectancy is shorter than yours because of everything he went through. And some think he's not deserving of his pension, or health care benefits. (This also applies to service ladies, of course.)
Mick Clarke an ex-RLC Sergeant has had a pretty rough time of it and is suffering badly from the consequences of his long service career. He has found life very tough since being leaving the mob and started the cause on Facebook to try and help others like him as much as for his own benefit. There are many ex-servicemen and women that deserve better having given so much for their country (and other countries!) and they seem to be at the bottom of the heap when it comes to support from the government - the druggies, the spongers and the scroungers seem to fare much better having given nothing...
The aim is to try and recruit 100,000 members and then try to convert them a quickly as possible to signatories to a Westminster petition (once it is launched). The window for the e-petition is limited and if it can get 100,000 signatories then apparently a question must be raised in parliament. We also would like to locate well-known faces that have a military career/background be they sports/media/entertainment/politics/etc - anyone willing to help to bring the cause the attention of the media.
I have suggested that a formal parade of ex-servicemen could be organised in London (taking the route of the Remembrance Day parade) - though given recent peaceful protests being hijacked I'm not so sure. However, it could be possible and the event could pay it's respects to the fallen as it would pass the Cenotaph. It may not be easy to mobilise ex-servicemen but if there's a potential financial benefit to them all it may just prove possible.
For my part I served in the RAF for 21 years as an aircraft technician reaching the dizzy heights of Sergeant in 1989 and serving on until 1997. I saw this cause and decided to get involved as I am fit (?) and able unlike many of our former colleagues.
Please take a moment to visit this website and if you can assist in any way, no matter how small your support would be much appreciated.
Thanx Tez for contacting me, I fully support this cause (not that I need the cash but for rightly those that do) If there is anything else you want me to post just let me know.......
PMPT & Semper Fi.......
Thursday, January 19
by FoxnWolf on Thu 19 Jan 2012 14:55 GMT