Combined Armed Forces Federation UK

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The Federation has completed its Researched Report into the failure by this Government to recognise and pay the Occupational Pensions and Gratuities for the accrued years of service due to members of the Armed Forces serving prior to 1975. This is the only such Report in existence.

The Federation has established the total cost to the Government to satisfy the above, and has circulated its full Report to all Members of Parliament. It is most important therefore, that all ex members of the Armed Forces serving prior to 1975, including any present day widows of service personnel, are registered with the Federation to ensure inclusion in any settlement. Additionally, representations have been placed before the Prime Minister, and his Government, calling on him to address this injustice immediately.

Meanwhile our case is before London solicitors, experienced in the field of challenging HM Government over injustices relating to the Armed Forces. They are currently seeking further guidance from our Secretary General (December 2015) If you wish to register your accrued years of service towards an Occupational Pension, and Gratuity to be taken into account, please forward your details via the "Membership" section of this website. The Combined Armed Forces Federation UK (CAFF UK) is now the only organisation seeking reparations on behalf of pre-1975 leavers - your support and the support given by current members, on your behalf, is greatly appreciated

 

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CAFF UK have just been registered for the 'Community Fund Raising' Scheme operated by the Utility Warehouse. This company provides extremely competitive utility services for members, whilst sending a small commission each month to the Group. Please Click here to display or print the
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19th July 2008

IMPORTANT NOTICE - December 2007

The Federation is now in the final stages of completing its Researched Report into the failure by this Government to recognise and pay the Occupational Pensions and Gratuities for the accrued years of service due to members of the Armed Forces serving prior to 1975.

At present the Federation is attempting to establish the total cost to the Government to satisfy the above and we need to do so by January 31st, 2008 at the latest, when the Report will be ready for Publication.It is most important therefore that all ex members of the Armed Forces serving prior to 1975, including any present day widows of service personnel are represented for consideration by our Membership on presentation.A copy of the Report will be submitted to all Members of Parliament and predominant sectors of the media immediately following Publication. Additionally a full copy of our Membership List will be submitted to the Prime Minister and his Government calling on him to address this injustice immediately.

If you wish to register your accrued years of service towards an Occupational Pension and Gratuity to be taken into account please forward your details to the Membership Secretary in writing at the earliest opportunity and no later than January 31st, 2008. See also the Federations Membership File on this Web-site.

An Update from the CAFF UK Chairman

Please click here for a brief Christmas update from the Chairman Chris Watkin.

23rd December 2007

Petition for Equality in Services Pensions!

A petition has been produced by the Armed Forces Pension Group(AFPG) and Colin Challen M.P. to further our campaign for equality in services pensions. Members of CAFF UK and others visiting this site are encouraged to give their support by getting as many signatures as possible and sending them in. To view the form and print it then Click here. There is more information, including the address to send the forms to, on the form.

11th November 2007

EDM 67

With reference to EDM 67, (Early Day Motion) the present number of signatures reflects a considerable amount of support from Members of Parliament and this will hopefully increase when our researched report is forwarded to all M.P.s by the beginning of the Autumn session of Parliament.

To read details of the EDM debate click here. If you click here you can see the current signatories on the parliamentary web site for EDM 67 raised by Colin Challen.

23rd June 2007

CAFF UK AGM 21st May

Apologies to everyone waiting for news of our progress. The AGM took place at The Union Jack Club in London, on Wednesday 21st May 2008. To read the minutes then Click here to display or print the
          minutes - Word Document click here. To read the Agenda then Click here to display or print the Agenda - Word Document 59kb click here
The Secretary General reported upon his progress with the Report. This has been a far greater task than was originally anticipated and a much more complicated task, thanks to having to research Govn documents going back to pre WWII, and challenging everything that comes out of the Civil Service.


This Report is now virtually complete, and is expected to be available, later in the summer. So far as we can tell, it is the only detailed examination of the pre 1975 service pensions situation in existence, with no other bodies able to compete with us, on this subject.
Our AGM also appointed our first International Secretary (EDDIE ELY, who is based in Spain) and he will be keeping in touch with all our overseas members on a more regular basis.


I hope you are all encouraged to hear that something has indeed been going on "down in the bunker"!!
The next AGM is scheduled for Thursday 7th May 2009 at the Union Jack Club, London, with the Executive Committee meeting provisionally scheduled for Tuesday 9th September.


Kindest regards and thanks for your continued support.


CHRIS WATKIN

Chairman: CAFF UK

updated 29th April 2009

Parliament Lobby

The lobby of parliament took place on the 17th of April. The aim was to raise the profile for our campaign for equality in armed forces pensions irrespective of service dates and to get more signatures for the Early Day Motion(EDM) 67. To read a report from the Chairman about the lobby please click here.

21st April 2007

Parliament Lobby

Lobby MPs at The House of Commons on 17th March 2004

6th February 2004

Treasury Case

Hudson & Others v. MOD & Treasury, Case No. A3 2003 0594 QBENF.

26th January 2004

CAFFUK How it started?

Initial article in the Daily Telegraph newspaper promoting the setup of CAFFUK

19th December 2004

 

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