Combined Armed Forces Federation UK

December 2006 Update

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



For those Members concerned that nothing seems to be happening, please be assured this is not the case. In addition to the E.D.M. 67, work is progressing towards the publication of our "Researched Report" to be sent to all M.P.s. Due to unexpected personal set-backs over the last 6 months the Report will not now be ready until Easter 2007 at the earliest, for which I can only apologise. At present I am researching the estimated cost of our claim to the M.O.D. and Government and awaiting replies from Government Departments. A report will appear on the web site early in the New Year regarding our Management Committee Meeting held in London on the 6th of December 2006. At the same time we attended a meeting with Derek Twigg, M.P. Deputy Minister of Defence and Minister for Veterans. Remember, we are here to stay, we are not going away, and will pursue this issue for as long as it takes.

Another problem with keeping Members informed is that we wish to keep the details of the Report confidential until ready for distribution. This will avoid it being pre-empted or compromised by anybody in the meantime.

Thank You for your ongoing support.

David Robson,

Secretary General CAFF UK


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