A friend was discussing this the other day, and as there are a few veterans on here, I thought I would bring the subject up.

Due to changes made last year in NI rules, many ex service personnel may not qualify for a full state pension. Apparently your NI contributions were classed as 'contracted-out', and could reduce the new 35 years of qualifying NI contributions to get the full state pension. It may be worth getting a state pension forecast, just to find out.

Here is a link to a petition regarding this issue.