I am a Army veteran and served in Northern Ireland during the troubles in the late seventies and eighties, Belize in Central America, the Falklands War with 2 Para and Sierra Leone.
After care of our brave servicemen and women, regular or reserve should be for life after serving their country; especially for those brave men and women who suffered life changing injuries or invisible illnesses such as PTSD. That said there are fantastic organisations that do help veterans including the veterans own unit, and they are very much appreciated for their hard work and compassion.
If the Government can financially support the enemy forces quite substantially when things go wrong then they should fully support their own heroes without a second thought. They can be very callous and the historical issues surrounding certain past incidents are proof of that. They should stop such harassment from organisations who see pound signs as a way of making a living rather than the compassion and support a veteran should have when putting his/her life on the line! Disgraceful but true. Some veterans in the forces today, unfortunately are simply - 'just a number.'
My books are free but a small donation to the Parachute Regiment Charity "Support our Paras" charity number 1131977 would be appreciated.