A CAMPAIGN fighting for ex-servicemen to receive a pension is being whole-heartedly backed byŠMEP Paul Nuttall of Ellesmere Port’sŠUK Independence Party.
Mr Nuttall has thrown his weight behind the campaign launched by the Armed Forces Pension Group (AFPG) to provide ex-servicemen who served before April 1975 with an armed forces pension.
Prior to that date servicemen had to have served 22 years to be eligible for a pension, but when this was changed it did not apply retrospectively.
Mr Nuttall said: “I think it is an absolute disgrace that men and women who were willing to die for this country have been treated so shabbily by successive governments.
“There must be hundreds ofŠEllesmere Port and NestonŠmen and women who served in the armed forces prior to April 1975 who are not receiving the pension they deserve.”
He added: “I encourage them to contact AFPG and get behind the campaign to claim the money that is morally theirs.”
AFPG has already collected 200,000 signatures of support across the country. The group hopes to collect one million signatures and hand the petition to 10 Downing Street.
People interested in helping can email info@ afpg.info or telephone 01623 402290.