Combined Armed Forces Federation UK

letter to the Daily Telegraph

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:

22 Forest Close

07940 877465

The Editor
The Daily Telegraph

11th May 2005

Dear Sirs,

MPs Pensions:

I am sure that many of your Readers who have lost their pensions, or had retirement income drastically reduced through the taxes imposed by Gordon Brown, must have gasped with incredulity at the way in which MPs are awarding themselves such generous rewards for minimal service to this country.Not least among those reeling from the shock, will be those ex servicemen and women across the world, who left the Armed Forces before 1975 without any kind of pension whatsoever, even though many had served for 20 years in places like Korea, Suez, Aden, Cyprus and East Africa, defending the interests of this nation, and its people.Whilst we are grateful for the public recognition of events such as VE Day, successive Governments have chosen to ignore the plight of ex service people who have been brushed aside in their claim for meagre recognition of their service, in retirement. The Combined Armed Forces Federation UK seeks to set the record straight (

Are you still listening, Tony Blair?

Yours sincerely,

Chris Watkin
Hon Treasurer: CAFFUK




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