British troops killed without life cover


Dozens of soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan without taking out life insurance while thousands more have served active duty without cover, it has been revealed.

According to government figures more than 45,000 military personnel who served in Afghanistan and Iraq did so without any form of life insurance. A further 32,000 personnel took part in operations in the two countries with less than the maximum cover available to them through the Ministry of Defence's arranged scheme. The figures were obtained by Jim Murphy MP, Defence spokesman for Labour, through Parliamentary questions. Under the current voluntary PAX life insurance scheme, soldiers are able to take out up to 15 units of cover paying £10,000 death benefit per unit and £4,000 cri...

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