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Company, Battery, Squadron or Unit Subs, whatever you call them, we all hate paying them.

You know the sketch, every pay day like clockwork you receive a passive aggressive message from your Platoon Sergeant ‘politely’ requesting you pay subs and that ‘no one’s going home this weekend until subs have been paid’.

So, you pay your five pounds, in the hope at the end of your 22-year career you receive a statuette of some bloke you don’t even know, but you count yourself lucky, as many don’t even receive that.

No one has a clue where the remaining cash ends up and is still one of the British Army’s biggest kept secrets. So, if you know where it is located, please leave us a message in the comments section.

Here at Forces Compare we have done the maths for you, and you’d be surprised at what you could’ve purchased with that cash:

  • 2,620 Pints (and a half) of beer at your local Weatherspoon.
  • Cost towards new car or motorbike.
  • Two-week all-inclusive holiday for you and the other half.
  • Use toward the deposit when buying your first property. Forces Help To Buy Scheme: The Gen About How To Apply

At just £5 a month, with interest and inflation added you’re losing out on £4,427 after a 22-year career. This system of collecting money has become so efficient, even the Mafia are starting to take interest in how it all works.


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