Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Army reclaims salary "overpaid" to soldier killed in action

British Army claws back 433 pounds 'overpaid' to dead soldier ... because he was shot dead in Afghanistan 10 days before pay day...

Yes, you read that right...

A soldier had his wages docked - after he gave his life for Queen and country.

Lance Corporal Jordan Bancroft, 25, was shot dead in Afghanistan as he patrolled a meeting between peacekeepers and Afghan elders.

Now his family are appalled after defence officials clawed back 433 pounds which was 'overpaid' for the ten days between his death and pay day.

Jordan's father, Tony, said: 'Words fail me. He didn't ask to be shot.

Read full report at the Daily Mail

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