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14th Dec 2016, 12:17
Replies: 24
Views: 6,501
Posted By Grimweasel

All, thanks for your inputs. I know there will be...

All, thanks for your inputs. I know there will be some who try and buck the system with forged cards so we are also asking for proof of address and photo ID too to deter. Plus I intend to use the...
7th Dec 2016, 21:03
Replies: 24
Views: 6,501
Posted By Grimweasel

Ex Military Service Verification

Hi all,

I'm working with a financial firm that is looking to offer a deep discount for current or ex-serving members of the US, UK, Can, Aus and NZ forces. I'm looking for the most efficient ways...
25th Aug 2015, 08:33
Replies: 1,757
Views: 939,069
Posted By Grimweasel

One photo quite clearly shows pilot slumped fwd...

One photo quite clearly shows pilot slumped fwd in seat prior to impact. Could this be g lock where pilot blacked out? Do these older pilots still undergo strict medicals that allow for high G...
24th Aug 2015, 15:53
Replies: 1,757
Views: 939,069
Posted By Grimweasel

Video taken from A27 just seconds after the...

Video taken from A27 just seconds after the crash. Viewer discretion advised:
LiveLeak.com - Aftermath of air show jet crash in England
30th Jun 2014, 19:45
Replies: 11
Views: 4,184
Posted By Grimweasel

Thanks All, Spoke with an ex-OC Accnts and...

Thanks All,

Spoke with an ex-OC Accnts and lots of people are claiming. You can even get relief on food and accm charges for temporary duty of less than 2 years!!
28th Jun 2014, 17:55
Replies: 11
Views: 4,184
Posted By Grimweasel

GYM Tax Relief (again!)

Hi All,

Navy mate of mine has been successfully claiming back tax relief on GYH(M) mileage (difference between 20p MoD paid and 45p HRMC allowance).

The rules seem a little 'grey', however. It...
9th Oct 2013, 13:27
Replies: 30
Views: 6,968
Posted By Grimweasel

We should take them off their hands and replace...

We should take them off their hands and replace our knackered C130Js with these - after all UK PLC won't be embarking on any more foreign intervention missions in the near future! These would be...
9th Oct 2013, 08:58
Replies: 132
Views: 25,711
Posted By Grimweasel

BBC News - Aircraft noise 'link' to stroke and...

BBC News - Aircraft noise 'link' to stroke and heart disease deaths (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24432162)

How long until the medical claims start hitting Air Command??
30th Aug 2013, 13:50
Replies: 2,559
Views: 558,854
Posted By Grimweasel

Significant that 30 Tories went against the Prime...

Significant that 30 Tories went against the Prime Minster. Time for an election to get rid of the Liberal element polluting the right's aims and agenda. No SANE person would surely vote that complete...
30th Aug 2013, 13:06
Replies: 2,559
Views: 558,854
Posted By Grimweasel

MPs voted under the voice of the British Public...

MPs voted under the voice of the British Public the news tells us?

Well, after all the unwanted immigration caused by the last wretched Labour lot, one wonders 'who' that great British Public now...
31st Oct 2012, 23:32
Replies: 17
Views: 6,515
Posted By Grimweasel

People often get confused with all this - you...

People often get confused with all this - you can't wear a NATO medal for an Op that has a UK medal issued for it such as the OSM. So, Article 5 medals awarded in Afghanistan can't be worn as there...
19th Sep 2012, 12:48
Replies: 125
Views: 29,321
Posted By Grimweasel

Seems that whole NATO Afghan strategy is now is...

Seems that whole NATO Afghan strategy is now is disarray anyway, with the announcement of the end of joint patrols?! Talk about a Taliban victory. We should just pack up and leave before any more...
17th Sep 2012, 22:42
Replies: 125
Views: 29,321
Posted By Grimweasel

Tourist - a fair point, esp if you believe the...

Tourist - a fair point, esp if you believe the Israel/Iran strike story in the Torygraph today. They may have need of them to protect No1

I'm not professing to be a tactics or doctrinal expert...
17th Sep 2012, 20:42
Replies: 125
Views: 29,321
Posted By Grimweasel

I'm not sufficiently versed on the capabilities...

I'm not sufficiently versed on the capabilities of the later generation SAMs and MANPADS or the Apache's counter measures - nor do I believe they should be discussed here. But the notion of the AH...
16th Sep 2012, 14:03
Replies: 125
Views: 29,321
Posted By Grimweasel

The Taliban's claims do however, raise some valid...

The Taliban's claims do however, raise some valid concerns. Harry is a HVT and this could show their resolve in seeking to take him out. I bet every SAM they have (and will be supplied by Iran) will...
4th Sep 2012, 20:33
Replies: 46
Views: 8,871
Posted By Grimweasel

Cranfield is a much better respected university...

Cranfield is a much better respected university in my view. Having been applying/interviewing for jobs of late, many companies are impressed with the MBA from Cranfield. I can't imagine an MBA or MA...
2nd Sep 2012, 22:34
Replies: 78
Views: 17,167
Posted By Grimweasel

The system will not work in my eyes. Too divisive...

The system will not work in my eyes. Too divisive and there are not enough positions available for the Exec stream to make it all viable. I can see a situation where a so called 'mong' who's happy...
7th Aug 2012, 22:02
Replies: 46
Views: 10,538
Posted By Grimweasel

Never had an issue with it. The only people that...

Never had an issue with it. The only people that seem to have are those who have an inability to pass. How anyone can fail such a simple test is beyond me?

I don't even break a sweat getting to my...
3rd Aug 2012, 21:09
Replies: 37
Views: 9,597
Posted By Grimweasel

Last day in RAF uniform today and I wasn't the...

Last day in RAF uniform today and I wasn't the slightest bit sad. I'm very happy with my decision to leave. A few of us commented in the bar at HWY over lunch about how many people are almost...
31st Jul 2012, 23:02
Replies: 37
Views: 9,597
Posted By Grimweasel

Ministry of Defence | Defence News | Defence...

Ministry of Defence | Defence News | Defence Policy and Business | New Armed Forces pension proposed...
31st Jul 2012, 22:39
Replies: 37
Views: 9,597
Posted By Grimweasel

I opted for voluntary redundancy and will be...

I opted for voluntary redundancy and will be leaving this Dec for exactly this reason. I thought I may as well cut and run whilst I can preserve and take what I have earned before HMG decides...
17th Jul 2012, 11:33
Replies: 12
Views: 3,451
Posted By Grimweasel

Yes saw that Al!! I wonder how far the rot goes??

Yes saw that Al!! I wonder how far the rot goes??
16th Jul 2012, 20:07
Replies: 49
Views: 11,499
Posted By Grimweasel

Want to transfer out of AFPS into a personal...

Want to transfer out of AFPS into a personal pension? - Echelon Wealthcare (http://www.echelonwealthcare.co.uk/transferringoutofafps/)

Al did a piece on his blog regarding opting out of the future...
16th Jul 2012, 18:14
Replies: 12
Views: 3,451
Posted By Grimweasel

Post Olympics skirmish anyone?

BBC News - US Navy ship 'fires on boat in Gulf' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18862480)

Things are getting tasty in the Middle East. What's the bets we have a little skirmish out...
20th Jun 2012, 00:32
Replies: 49
Views: 11,499
Posted By Grimweasel

Cheers Al - very useful documents and advice! ...

Cheers Al - very useful documents and advice!

Would there not be an argument that money in your estate today (transferred into SIPP/Personal Pension etc) would be better as your family would have...
18th Jun 2012, 21:43
Replies: 49
Views: 11,499
Posted By Grimweasel

AL R - Is there not some widely unknown scheme...

AL R - Is there not some widely unknown scheme where service people leaving before IP can opt to 'cash-in' their future pensions at 65, today (albeit for a slightly smaller sum)?

I have had a few...
5th Jun 2012, 17:25
Replies: 19
Views: 4,714
Posted By Grimweasel

Haha!! Not a PTi, only in look and physique! ;-) ...

Haha!! Not a PTi, only in look and physique! ;-)

The reduction to 28 was including the 20% and some loyalty thing too, so yes a 30% reduction not to swap to '3'.
5th Jun 2012, 16:44
Replies: 19
Views: 4,714
Posted By Grimweasel

Forces Discount

Not strictly Aviation related but I only learnt today (after being with Vodafone for 10 years) that they offer a 20% discount plan on any price plan if you are serving military. So, my new contract...
26th May 2012, 22:50
Replies: 134
Views: 21,362
Posted By Grimweasel

His cronies including our former PM Bliar too!!

His cronies including our former PM Bliar too!!
29th Feb 2012, 23:05
Replies: 7
Views: 2,773
Posted By Grimweasel

Were crews in Theatre not using these as well as...

Were crews in Theatre not using these as well as 'uppers' due to intense pressures and crewing hours?
28th Feb 2012, 23:37
Replies: 40
Views: 8,393
Posted By Grimweasel

Sod that - After the Jun 12 announcement I hope...

Sod that - After the Jun 12 announcement I hope to be on resettlement! ;-)
28th Feb 2012, 09:22
Replies: 53
Views: 9,868
Posted By Grimweasel

Fear not. Rest in peace knowing that savings from...

Fear not. Rest in peace knowing that savings from chopping all the functionality and morale from the Armed Forces are being used to give Jonny foreigner free drugs in the supposed name of preventing...
27th Feb 2012, 23:44
Replies: 79
Views: 25,489
Posted By Grimweasel

I agree with the earlier posts. Why stay in a...

I agree with the earlier posts. Why stay in a military where any benefits to serving Queen and Country and being stripped away by successive Governments intent on saving their own skin and that of...
31st Jan 2012, 13:56
Replies: 145
Views: 55,938
Posted By Grimweasel

Spoke with a chap who was made redundant from...

Spoke with a chap who was made redundant from HRMC this morning. He said it would be very unlikely indeed that the MoD sat outside of normal tax rules for everyone else based on the very generous...
30th Jan 2012, 22:03
Replies: 145
Views: 55,938
Posted By Grimweasel

Thanks. Found the info here: ...

Thanks. Found the info here:
http://mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/0E5372B7-0CC6-4CE6-A139-C6AA26B5196E/0/Redundancybookletjan07.pdf

Mentions tax free payment. I just hope the tax rules have not changed...
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