Mr A left the Armed Forces in 1979 with 6 years service.
Preserved pensions were new and he didn’t realise he might be entitled to one until he approached the Forces Pension Society via the Veterans Gateway. We explained the criteria in force at the time he left and, as he was over 60, provided him with a claim form. He is a very happy man as he has not only received notification of a pension of £2k and a lump sum of £6K but 3 years back pension.
You see, it is worth asking the question!