After the news of the reformation of the british army and the reminder that it is being reduced from 102,000 to 82,000 over the next few years has made me wonder what is going to happen to these veterans and service leavers. Once these men and women are officially out of the army are they are left to fend for themselves?
I have have been searching around to see what is out there for our service leavers and veterans. And maybe at first glance there are alot of organizations such as he Royal British Legion, Army Welfare, Army Benevolent fund and others.
Many of these veterans are carrying injuries from years of service, have never experienced any other life than that of service life, or have experienced many Operational tours. So surely they should be looked after even once they left, Yes they recieve compensation and pensions but in todays economical climate its not really going to last that long and money does not help in the matter of injured personnel, PTSD or a huge lifestyle change.
So my worry is that this huge number of Heroes are going to be forgotten about, I sincerely hope not!
by Christy Birmingham5 years ago
Have you ever forgotten about a piece of clothing in your closet?I recently found a pair of jeans I totally forgot about! Score! Any others have that happen to them?
by Kevin J Timothy5 years ago
Why join the armed forces?The United States armed forces can be an interesting experience. Why join in today's age?
by Anan Celeste6 years ago
Are our veteran soldiers being forgotten?
by Mahaveer Sanglikar6 years ago
Is it possible for a nation to live without armed forces when others always want to attack?
by David Stillwell6 years ago
What are the Pro's of women joining the armed forces?
by Dave5 years ago
As Memorial Day approaches, it's important for us to remember those that have gone before us, and to show thanks to all of our wonderful servicemembers for what they do. Many are around us in our daily lives, and...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.