If ever you wanted proof that UK military personnel are treated poorly by the powers that be then just take a look at the average spend per day on food for those in non-operational postings. According to the Government, Army and RAF personnel (on base) get £1.63 per day spent on them, and the Navy (when in port), gets £1.78 per day.
Now compare that with the average spend per day on food for those men and women serving at Her Majesty's Pleasure. £1.87. Those in a Young Offenders' Institute get a budget of £3.81 per day, over double the armed forces.
Now I realise some might say that prisoners are entitled to be fed. And it would be entirely disingenuous of someone to interpret the post as suggesting that they shouldn't. What is important here is that a bloody hero like Johnson Beharry VC - who was doing his duty - is catered for on less state money than some scumbag like Ian Huntley who was and is a scumbag.