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MORE than 100 retired armed forces personnel in South Yorkshire have contacted an organisation campaigning for fairer pensions.

The Equality for Veterans Association has been backed by Heeley MP Meg Munn and Central MP Paul Blomfield.

The group is urging the Government to give equal pensions to all retired service personnel.

Anyone who left after 1975 is entitled to a pro-rata pension if they served more than three years - but anyone who left before 1975 had to complete 16 years’ service as a commissioned officer or 22 years’ service in other ranks.

Sid West, deputy campaign manager, said: “We’ve had a really good response.”

n For information, visit www.efva.co.uk or call 01924 827 628.