82. During our visit, many Service personnel complained
to us about the financial recognition of their service on operations.
Comparisons of terms and conditions of service within a coalition
can easily lead to perceptions of being treated less favourably,
and this can be damaging to morale. There is clearly concern
among UK personnel about the structure and level of allowances.
It is not unreasonable that our Servicemen and women should expect
some financial recognition for active service overseas: we intend
to pursue this issue further.