30 November, 2006

The unkindest cut of all.

The Royal Navy has opened a second front against the Royal Marines in Afghanistan, hitting them were it really hurts. The underpaid Marines had been told by the Royal Navy that they were to receive up to £17 per day in extra payments during their six month tour, making a possible bonus of some £3,000 in all. Now their Lordships at the Admiralty have sobered up sufficiently to realise that the promised figure was an administrative error and the Marines are, in fact, entitled to bugger all. Result - some unhappy Jollies and low morale.

I think a plea of justifiable homicide should cover anybody shooting the MoD flunkey who said that, although the a mistake had been made,

"However, it is important to note that they are not taking a cut."
According to the Daily Telegraph:

One troop commander said: "How is morale? It's absolutely dreadful out here. Some people, particularly senior NCOs, are going to lose out on a significant amount of money."

A senior NCO said: "This is another kick in the teeth just as we have deployed out here. We will do what we do job-wise, but this just shows the value the MoD places on our service."

At the time of posting, there is nothing on the MoD site.

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