THE head of the Armed Forces' NAAFIs has earned a tasty PS2million in pay and bonuses for closing its canteens.
Meanwhile NAAFIs are replaced by private firms in a huge Forces reorganisation.
NAAFI accounts show its chief executive Curtis lapped up PS243,613 in pay plus a PS121,765 bonus with a PS25,579 pension pot top-up.
One popular sign in NAAFIs read: ``Pies like mother used to make 6d.
Sixty years on, the Navy,Army & Air Force Institutes,known as the NAAFI, will again serve up some old favourites to Normandy veterans.
The returning heroes will be able to reminisce about the victorious invasion over a cup of NAAFI tea and a penny rock bun -a favourite snack for soldiers, sailors and airmen.
During the war thousands of squad dies headed for the NAAFI after a hard day's slog in the field,and forces' top brass saw it as an essential element to keep troops happy.
NAAFI moved with the troops across the battlefields, setting up canteens in tents.
In the run up to D-Day, when troops were about to move into battle, NAAFI helped to keep spirits and morale high by organising entertainment, including games and competitions.