Sunday, 29 May 2011
Another Two Fatalities And A Tenacious Mother
Plymouth will be a sad town this weekend having lost a further two of their military. The men were from 42 Commando the Royal Marines and were killed in an IED explosion in southern Afghanistan. Since that war began 368 of our military have lost their lives.
Their deaths happened on the same day as the 2011 Global Peace Index was published.
2011 Global Peace Index from Vision of Humanity on Vimeo.
Last week I mentioned the Military covenant and the song and dance David Cameron, along with Liam Fox, have been making about including it in law because they suddenly have an overwhelming desire to recognise our military's contribution to the country. Unfortunately the needs of many are - and will continue to be - neglected but, due to the tenacity of one mother who lost her son in an Army Landrover incident, common sense has prevailed for one veteran's case. There are many like Pex who suffer silently and watch their lives disintegrate but are unable to receive help. They certainly won't get any from Liam Fox.
Credit must be given to the charity Veterans Aid which helped in the above case. It is small but efficient and in military circles has an excellent reputation. Should you be aware of any military veteran who may require help of any kind, please suggest they contact SVA. They have nothing to lose.