Reservists get 100,00o to serve in Afghanistan

The 'City soldiers' paid 100,000 to fight in Afghanistan: Huge Government payouts to reservists who earn less while on tour Some serving reservists earn up to 225,000Last year eight reservists were paid more than 100,000 for their tour 'Reservist Awards' under review by MoD | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 24 December 2012 Some Armed Forces reservists in Afghanistan are being paid six-figure salaries by the Government, it emerged last night. Military rules state that if reservists’ pay works out less than they would earn in their civilian job, they can claim for extra cash, known as a Reservist Award.

"Hit Jerry"s panzers here"… code on dead wartime pigeon is cracked

'Hit Jerry's panzers here'… code on dead wartime pigeon is crackedWartime code-breaking analysts and experts from GCHQ had been left stumped by the 1944 messageThe despatch, sent by 27-year-old Sergeant William Stott, identified German troop and tank positions in Normandy | UPDATED: 22:41 GMT, 15 December 2012 Code: David Martin who originally found the message when renovating his Surrey home It was the Second World War code no one could crack – a message from 1944 found decades later attached to a dead carrier pigeon in a fireplace