Not a penny for nine years

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NAVY vet­eran Barry Cuckow, 76, gets no cash from nine years of ser­vice that ended in 1969. The for­mer lead­ing ra­dio op­er­a­tor, pic­tured right, who went on to work for the Gov­ern­ment in­tel­li­gence nerve cen­tre GCHQ, said: “I have a civil ser­vant pen­sion but noth­ing from the Navy, even though I paid into a mil­i­tary pen­sion for five years of my ser­vice. There are lots of peo­ple strug­gling. I’m OK fi­nan­cially by com­par­i­son, but I’m do­ing this for those peo­ple who re­ally need it.”

You can sign the pe­ti­tion on­line at you.38de­grees.­ti­tions/equalpen­sion-rights-forvet­er­ans-of-her-majesties­forces-serv­ing­be­fore-1975

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