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#619666 - 11th Nov 2011 6:02pm Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on...
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If you are a serving or a former soldier head down to leasowe or any other council run gym and show them your certificate of service. You will get a lifetime membership for free to all gyms, swimming pools, classes etc. you will also get free use of municiple golf courses like bracken wood and the warren.

Got mine yesterday.

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#619912 - 12th Nov 2011 11:17am Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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amazing told my son he just got his at woodchurch baths only takes 5 mins.

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#619914 - 12th Nov 2011 11:18am Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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Originally Posted By: TheComputerLab
If you are a serving or a former soldier head down to leasowe or any other council run gym and show them your certificate of service. You will get a lifetime membership for free to all gyms, swimming pools, classes etc. you will also get free use of municiple golf courses like bracken wood and the warren.

Got mine yesterday.
Hi does this apply for marine`s as well smile

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#619931 - 12th Nov 2011 11:40am Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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does it include terrotorial service aswell?

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#619936 - 12th Nov 2011 11:55am Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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I cant say on teritorials, if you have your ID card though it is exactly the same as a regular service personnel.

I assume it would extend to RAF or Navy so yes. go for it.

It is a great idea by wirral borough council and one that every former and serving service man (woman) should grab with both hands. former service people get very few things once they leave the forces, no help from anywhere.

I am looking forward to dusting off the golf clubs and squash racket.

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#619978 - 12th Nov 2011 2:10pm Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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I hope this one catches on. Good on the Council if it is gen.
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#619980 - 12th Nov 2011 2:28pm Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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Merchant navy left out again, and the ferry boats before someone has a go.Dust your clubs off Bandi.

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#619982 - 12th Nov 2011 2:30pm Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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You must be reading my mind para, I will be down there next week.
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#619990 - 12th Nov 2011 3:40pm Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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Personally I think it is great of the council, however I don't think it should be extended to the merchant and so on, you need to draw a line somewhere. I think this is a great gesture to service personell who have served in recent years, back to back tours of all the "nicest" places, most soldiers earning around the 20k mark.

Personally I think merseytravel should also get on board along with cinemas etc. soliders often get a month on leave after a 6 month deployment and in that month at home it would be nice to be shown appreciation even if it is only in the financial sense.

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#619992 - 12th Nov 2011 3:46pm Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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It does apply to RAF & The Andrew. Got a couple of mates that take advantage of it when they come home on leave and R&R. Not sure about the TA/Merchant/RNR etc though but I can find out if you like smile

I thought that all serving & ex Armed Forces knew about it. I'd have posted the info earlier had I known they didn't frown

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#620185 - 12th Nov 2011 9:12pm Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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Lets Forget 40 Merchant ships took part in the Falklands war. The Atlantic Conveyor was sunk by an exocet.It was positioned as a defensive decoy and showed up on radar similar to an aircraft carrier.


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#620194 - 12th Nov 2011 9:30pm Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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Originally Posted By: TheComputerLab
you need to draw a line somewhere.


Agreed, if they are on 20k a year + deployment pay for shooting at people defending their homes halfway across the world they have enough cash to pay for the bus when they come home.

Like the rest of us.
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#620217 - 12th Nov 2011 10:01pm Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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My Granddad was sunk on the Dwinsk Deucalion and Empire Star. His money stopped when the ships went down. I think people have an uninformed idea of what it was/is like in the Merchant Navy and what is expected of it when the hour of need arrives..If you think the Far east is all hot and sweaty think again. Shanghai in winter


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#620250 - 12th Nov 2011 11:40pm Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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Thanks for that i will be looking into this, im ex army

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#620313 - 13th Nov 2011 12:39am Re: Are you a serving a ex soldier? Read on... [Re: TheComputerLab]
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This isn't a debate of who had it tougher, it is recognition of recent armed forces activities. I served 7 tours in 7 years, For the first 3 years (1997-2000) my take home pay was 750 a month. Admitadly, that goes a long way in kosovo.

Either way a member of the Mercho has not lost a life since 1981 in action. Plus A salary of 30k, tax free helps...

It's not a competition just a great offer from the council.

Well done WBC!!


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