As an ex-serviceman, I can only relate to David Yates's need to sell his military medals and wish him well.

I joined the RAF in 1969. I was 20 years old and fully weapon trained serving in the Middle East (RAF Muharraq 1971).

Between 1974 and 1977 I was in Germany during the Cold War, then in 1982 we had the Falklands Conflict.

I retired from the RAF three years later.

I now have a military pension but once over the tax threshold it is taxed and HMRC are entitled to take up to 50 per cent if I reach that tax band.

Nobody seems to understand that if we were able to keep what we earned, some of us would not be looking for help.

Due to the pandemic, I had to seek equity release, otherwise I will have lost my property.

The point is, who cares. Our Island MP doesn't care, HMRC doesn't care, IW council doesn't we just carry on.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day, please remember our sacrifices.

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