posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 10:39 AM
It would appear that our soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq are putting their lives on the line for just £2.45p an hour!
in MOD are moaning about the cost of these two wars, my mates who deploy to Helmand Province Monday after next, are being paid a
The minimum Legal
wage in this country for those aged 18-22 is £4.25p an hour, whilst those over 22 get £5.05p an hour, and even those on Job
Seekers or Social Security get more.
Our troops have to pay their Council Tax - even though they are deployed to a war zone, they get hammered by the taxman because they receive a little
Local Overseas Allowance and to top it all, they have to pay full National Insurace.
Yes they get a special ROP for hazardous duty as our US friends call it, but that is only the old 'X' Factor which is about 75p a day.
My time is long gone. I am no longer able or to be honest willing to pick up the Queen's Shilling but if I were, I'd want a darn sight more than
£2.45 an hour!
the lot of them!