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UK troops in Libya to get operational allowance

British military personnel serving in Libya will receive an operational allowance in recognition of the “rigour and risk” they face, Defence Secretary Liam Fox said on Wednesday. UK servicemen and women operating in Libyan airspace and territorial waters will be paid an extra £29.02 a day tax-free, backdated to the…

Delta retreats over U.S. military bag allowance

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US airline Delta knows when to sound the retreat. The Atlanta-based carrier this week swiftly revised its baggage allowance for US servicemen after soldiers returning home from Afghanistan posted a video on YouTube about having to pay $2,800 from their own pockets in baggage fees. In the…