10 August 2012

Beeb highlights Help for Heroes failings

Newsnight tonight carried a report highlighting criticisms from disabled veterans about their treatment (or lack thereof) from the military and the seeming waste of money by charity Help for Heroes on glamourous infrastructure projects.

It also made the point that Help for Heroes remit is dealing with serving military personel - not those who have been disabled out of the forces who have been left at the mercy of the NHS.  So there is clearly a gap into which military veterans fall into - which ought to be resolved as soon as possible.

But one has to wonder if the MoD are the right people to do it?  Recent news reports give the impression they seem somewhat lacksadaisical when dealing with the remains of fallen soldiers and this article from Defence Report suggests they are keen to cover up the extent of injuries at Camp Bastion.

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