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British MOD are a disgrace - be warned contains rant

Some of you may know that my son-in-law was seriously injured whilst on active duty in Afghanistan. He has been left with a lot of problems physically and psychologically which he is battling to beat. He will never be able to wipe away the feeling of his friend being blown up in front of him, but he is literally being left to it by the MOD.

He was advised to apply for compensation for his injuries and the forms were filled in with the help of Band of Brothers - a charity that supports ex-servicemen and women - and checked by their law advisers. The forms were sent off full of expectation but the response has me totally floored.

According to the MOD not only did he not serve in Afghanistan but his friend didn't die either. ?? excuse me ??

So when he was medevaced from there and taken to hospital and convalescence in England for all those months didn't happen. They didn't remove half of his skull to repair the damage and he isn't paralysed on one side. How can they do this to people?

I really don't understand how far they think they can take this nonsense - he has payslips which show him on active duty and other proof of where he was. How many times can the government dump on these men? He doesn't want thousands or to be rich from this, all he applied for was enough money to pay for adaptions at home to help him cope with everyday chores.

They now seem to take the lives and the memories of our young men - they really are just cannon fodder.

The photo at the top is my dog play fighting with her brother - if things carry on this way these two could end up being our defence forces


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VinceSummers wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:14 PM

Man-made war is not something supported by God. So He is not to blame. The governments are, and as you know, they don't really care. As long as you say something that reflects well on the government they love you. But as soon as you expect something...

Kat- wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:28 PM

Somehow while editing or something you posted this twice...15 minutes apart.

mrsmerlin wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:45 PM

Thanks, I have no idea how it happened but I have removed the other one

mrsmerlin wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:47 PM

I don't think I have ever blamed God, I lay it firmly on the shoulders of the leaders of our so-called civilised society. I just don't understand how they think they can do this without people finding out. As its such a personal issue it does madden me

Kat- wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:51 PM

By the looks of it, it could have been when you were editing the picture because it didn't show in the first one. But as I said on the other post that's gone now, I'm so sorry for your son and your family. This is not how a country is suppose to treat someone who fought for them. We have the same problems here in U.S., you just need to keep fighting for him and others, don't give up! I maybe not be British or from the UK, but I want to thank your son for his service to keep his country and this world safe from terrorists.

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 21, 2015, 5:00 PM

That is just not right. You need to file an appeal as fast as possible

Kasman wrote on January 21, 2015, 5:15 PM

Don't give in. Keep at them and they will eventually realise they have their facts wrong. Governments (all of them) are a total disgrace when it comes to looking after service personnel who are injured in the line of duty.

ElfenLied21 wrote on January 21, 2015, 5:40 PM

That isn't right. I really hope your son-in-law gets the compensation that he deserves for everything he has been through.

UK_Writer wrote on January 21, 2015, 6:12 PM

Even in WW1 they knew who was where, who died where, where they were buried and wrote to their parents. You'd think in this technological age they'd not be such buffoons.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 21, 2015, 9:03 PM

It sounds like your MOD is about as incompetent as our VA in getting the paperwork right and doing the right thing by your war veterans.

Maplewinter wrote on January 22, 2015, 5:10 AM

That is disgusting! I know these young men know that there is a chance that they could get injured whilst defending our country so the least you could expect from the government is that they do what is necessary for them to adapt to there new lives after being injured. What makes this worse is that these men who fight for the country get nothing yet immigrants get everything given to them on a plate. Where is the justice in that. Is there a way you can appeal the decision? I hope that your son can have some sort of normal life soon. Sending healing and thoughts to you and your family!

mrsmerlin wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:34 PM

The band of brothers and the British Legion (an organisation for members of the forces both past and present) are both pushing this along as I don't think my son-in-law is at the moment. It is so easy for him to be knocked back down every time we manage to get some positivity into his life.

mrsmerlin wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:35 PM

I just don't see how they can try to deny it when he is given written proof of where he was stationed and even has medals for it

mrsmerlin wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:36 PM

I hope he does but somehow I feel that the government will continue to avoid it as much as they can so that they don't have to pay out too much

mrsmerlin wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:37 PM

I sometimes wonder what plane they operate on - they certainly don't seem to be in the same as me

mrsmerlin wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:37 PM

Its ridiculous, they don't want soldiers - they just want canon fodder

mrsmerlin wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:40 PM

Thank you for your comments. He will continue to appeal until honesty infects the politicians. The crazy part is that he gets a small war pension from them - £300 a month which he receives for being injured on active service which they deny happened

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 22, 2015, 8:54 PM

Has he contacted his MP's office to let them know what's going on? Sometimes a politician on a mission can light a fire under chair bound bureaucrats.