Friday, 10 May 2013

War’s hidden wounded: British TA soldier talks about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

As the Government continues to withdraw troops from overseas war zones, with the number of armed forces being cut, the questions is being asked: can our Territorial Army fill the gap?The Tonight programme looks into this in its episode New Model Army, and ahead of this, This Morning met TA soldier Jake Wood, whose tours of duty left him with crippling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, leaving him feeling like a walking time bomb.Jake worked as an investment banker, but always had an interest in working in the armed forces and signed up to the TA.After being called up to his first tour of duty in Iraq, he felt as if he’d finally found his calling, and immediately decided he wanted to return.Read More and watch video HERE