posted on Oct, 31 2004 @ 03:08 PM
Families of Black Watch troops posted to Iraq are being forced to pay to send them gifts. The Ministry of Defence have cancelled the previous
free-delivery service because they state that troops in Iraq are no longer 'at war'.
When the Black Watch were on their first tour of duty in Iraq last year, Army bosses covered the cost for relatives to send parcels from home to
cheer up our boys.
Now the penny-pinching MoD have stopped the service because, astonishingly, they claim we are no longer at war in Iraq. Yesterday, disgusted relatives
of Black Watch troops condemned the decision as our boys spent their second day in Iraq's terrorist- infested Triangle of Death.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This does not come as a shock at all to me, knowing what a penny piching bunch of misers the MOD are. It is not so long ago that families of troops
posted to warzones had to purchase body armour as the MOD didn't supply them to every soldier (although I believe that even some of the US troops in
Iraq are in a similar predicament).
What is going on? Blair's Government is happy to waste thousands on MP's expenses, Political Correctness and other wastes of taxpayers money, but
won't help the very people they
sent out to fight in Iraq.
Its a complete disgrace.
[edit on 31-10-2004 by Banshee]