Blunder cost war veterans millions
LONDON, Britain -- UK war pensioners have missed out on millions of pounds because of a fifty year blunder, ministers have admitted.
Miscalculations in the Ministry of Defence have cost thousands of British war veterans and their widows significant sums in pension payments.
Tax was incorrectly taken from every soldier injured and retired from the service during major conflicts since 1952.
The veterans affected by the miscalculations include those who served in the Korean War, conflicts in Malaya, Suez, Kenya, Cypress, Aden, Borneo, and Northern Ireland. Some soldiers during the Gulf War may also be affected, the UK Daily Telegraph said.