Leading professors in psychology and orthopaedics say the healthcare system is not providing veterans with the service they have been promised. The Armed Forces Covenant says veterans will be "sustained and rewarded".
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said it was "fully committed" to the covenant."
Thursday Stop the War Coalition ran a story following Wednesday's news which begins "There are only three times politicians truly love a soldier: when the war is on, in the run up to elections and once a year for ten minutes or so around Remembrance Sunday."
That is sadly true.
Politicians may pontificate at other times but it will always be for their own agenda.
In many ways ordinary soldiers are still "cannon fodder".
The UK is pushing the boat this year to mark the start of WWI but 100 years on the world remains a volatile and war torn place.
Soldiers do the best they can, often making the ultimate sacrifice, but a state of global prolonged peace seems impossible to achieve.
There are always wars and conflicts taking place and in 2014 huge areas of our world are broken, vulnerable and at war.
After soldiers do the duty that their country expects, and more, their welfare and health must be a prime concern for all.
Simon Brown, army veteran -- "My cheek bones were obliterated, my jaw was broken in four places, I'd lost my left eye totally and there was very little hope of any sight returning to my right eye” BBC News.
Military veterans need more than fancy memorials. The Tower of London art project, titled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red," which brings 888,246 ceramic poppies to the property of Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress may look great and be attracting visitors but will it help fund military veterans?
The sea of poppies will provide some money for military charities as the 888,246 poppies are on sale at £25 each, with profits going to six service charities Combat Stress, Coming Home, Help For Heroes, the Royal British Legion, SSAFA and the Confederation of Service Charities (Cobseo).
However only 10% of the price along with all sale profits will be divided by the six charities.
That will still equate to a huge sum of money assuming all are sold. By early August 100,000 had already been sold.
Money raised from the ordinary annual poppy sale will also help swell the funds of military charities.
But military veterans should not have to rely on intransient charitable funds -- help should be available and properly funded.
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