Combined Armed Forces Federation UK

Poll of Members Regarding the role of the Federation and Payment of Honoraria for officers. August 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

The officers of the Federation are grateful to the Membership for their responses to the questionnaire and the results below. We are particularly grateful for the approval of the Honorarium which was justified on account of our personal travelling expenses to date. Our thanks are also due to Chris Watkin, Treasurer, and Michael Melville J.P. for acting as Independent Adjudicator.

David Robson Secretary Genneral CAFF (UK)


Narrow brief: 57
Wider brief: 71
For Honoraria Payments: 116
Against Honoraria Payments: 9
Abstentions(Brief): 1
Abstentions(Honoraria): 4
The membership therefore approves the adoption of the Wider Role for the Federation and the Payment of Honoraria to the Officers

Michael Melville JP (Adjudicator)



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