Combined Armed Forces Federation UK

Copy of Letter to Royal British Legion dated 20th June 2005

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

From the desk of the Hon Treasurer:

Royal British Legion
Halifax Road
Wiltshire SN12 6BR

20th June 2005.

Dear Colleagues,


On behalf of all the Members of The Combined Armed Forces Federation UK, throughout the World, I am writing to enclose a donation and a Victory Flag for the special commemorations which you are organising for the 60th Anniversary of the cessation of hostilities at the end of World War II.

It is a sad reflection on our society that many find our victory in WWII to be increasingly irrelevant to their lives today, little realising that they could have been the crushed subjects of a Nazi State. It is also a great sadness to our Members that a vast majority of those who served our countrymen so well since then, are still being denied the pensions which they deserve by this Government.

We would like to think that you could support us in our campaign and should be grateful if you could put us in touch with one of your senior officers who would be interested to offer the support of The Royal British Legion. With very best wishes for every success on 10th July.

Yours sincerely.

Chris Watkin

Hon Treasurer: CAFF UK




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