Army axes hero three days short of his pension: Sergeant will now have to wait until hes 60 before collecting package worth less than £90,000 | Mail Online
If anyone in government knows and cares in any way about this then let’s hope they do something about it. This is a complete disgrace, especially in relation to what the civil servants heading up this hatchet job will get. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST EXAMPLE OF THIS!!!!!!
A soldier will miss out on almost £175,000 after his job was axed by defence bosses just 72 hours before he qualified for a full service pension.Sergeant Michael Anderson, 35, was within three days of claiming a lifetime pension deal worth £261,278 for 18 years’ service.He will now have to wait until he is 60 before receiving a package worth less than £90,000.The case has fuelled suspicions that the Army, which is shedding 20,000 personnel in a cost-cutting exercise,is targeting those within touching distance of generous lifetime payments.Critics have accused the Government of breaking the Armed Forces Covenant, the nation’s duty of care to troops.Sgt Anderson serves with the Royal Dragoon Guards and has completed tours of duty in Northern Ireland and Iraq. He now faces the prospect of losing his job, home and financial security.