Indefensible: MoD penpushers pocket £300m as British soldiers die in Afghanistan for lack of equipment
Ministry of Defence bureaucrats have pocketed nearly £300 million in bonuses while soldiers have been dying from lack of equipment.
The civil servants have seen 'good performance' payments - including rewards for saving money - double.
The pen-pushers also won extra cash for hitting targets for promoting diversity and improving health and safety.
In one shocking example, two mandarins collected bonuses of £17,000 each - more than a year's basic pay for a squaddie in Helmand.