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 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.
After serving in HM Forces all veterans should have the complete support from the Government - instead some face historical allegations of long gone battles when they are in retirement. This is a kick in the teeth considering what the government did concerning the Good Friday Agreement. 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! If veterans of today were treated in the manner in which the Falkland Islanders treated me when I went back to the Falklands in 2019 many veterans would be content. They treat veterans like royalty and make them feel so welcome. If we could collect the gift they have in bottles the world would be a better place.