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#16 Post by Rod Spinks » Tue 22 Jul, 2003 9:53 pm

Boy am I B----y mad reference this AFPG. I joined and have paid £400.00 into it only to get a letter saying if you send another £30.00 we will still keep the AFPG going.There was also talk of disbanding it altogether.I can't afford to lose that sort of money anyway. At the start it looked good for us 9 yr men also the 14 yr men but I'm beginning to smell a LARGE RAT amongst the people who have my money.Incidently Cherie B----y Blair was going to take up the case for a £1000 a day.She was turned down what B----y clown is running it now I don't know.How I fel right now is that if this circus go's belly up. I'll drive to Bristol myself and sort it out , enough is enough.
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#17 Post by Pilgrim Norway » Sun 27 Jul, 2003 1:23 pm

Infamous Rod - infamous......

Good job we received our fiver a week - from '56 to '65......

Also - all those countries we served in were provided with trustworthy
foreign 'domestics' to clean up their problems.

I'll follow this thread with interest - wasn't aware of the problem until I
browsed through this article ! At least I'm included in something !

Give me a shout if you decide to descend upon them - I'll carry the other
side of the banner.

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#18 Post by Mike » Sun 27 Jul, 2003 2:10 pm

I thank god that I did not join this lot when I was asked... What amazes me is that NO Audit had been given or asked for.
My colleague is spitting dust and other substances and I can understand why, especially as he and the others are just the people who can illaford what is being asked.
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#19 Post by owdun » Sun 27 Jul, 2003 2:46 pm

I was a twelve year man,so no pension. I believe that if you entered the civil service,Royal Mail etc. your service counted toward your final pension. Thinking about that now, it seems bloody unfair that you only got it if you continued in govt. service, My civvy pension (works) didn,t start until I was 30 years old, made redundant at 52, ergo pittance to live on, bastards.


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#20 Post by Pilgrim Norway » Mon 28 Jul, 2003 4:31 pm

Hello Owdun lad ...

I think that when i joined as a CS nine year ( 1956 ) man, the pension
started at fourteen years -

In order to qualify one had to re-engage for twenty two...... ( Smart eh? ).

"Yer takes yer shilling and yer takes yer chance"

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#21 Post by Mike » Wed 03 Sep, 2003 9:23 am

Morning all.....
Read todays Daily Mirror ref AFPG Page 43 uner the heading Old Warriors facing defeat. for those in foreign lands I will try to get a URL... at the mement the DM page is still dated Tues 2nd Sept.


1942A.... further to the above..unable to find a URL for this article if anyone wants it I will scann it for you .....PM me
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#22 Post by Pilgrim Norway » Wed 13 Apr, 2005 6:34 pm

I'll try to warm this one up again ......

The 'In' price is now GBP585,-

I'm told that the case is in Strasbourg.........

Still seems a viable option - but the cost is steep.

www.afpg.info

What other chance do we have ? Individuals don't seem to have a look in.

All votes count this year, over there - right ?

Newspaper article again ?

Howay then - let's be hearing yez...
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#23 Post by Mike » Wed 13 Apr, 2005 7:13 pm

Interesting Post....Trog.
I like a few that I know, pulled out when it all got a wee bit expensive and especially when I found out that Cheri Blyre was involved, at a reported, exorbitant salary !!
I wish them all luck....but At this moment I just cannot afford that sort of money....
I don't understand that, if they change the law in our favour and pay up...then why won't all servicemen caught in this trap, benefit....Perhaps I have lost the plot

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#24 Post by Pilgrim Norway » Wed 22 Jun, 2005 3:06 pm

I've just sent an E mail to the editor of 'thisismoney' asking for any update
available......

Just to keep the thread alive - even though the MoD may wish it wasn't.

Imagine - some could have served 21 years with no pension rights !

Boggle, boggle.

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