Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Falklands veteran says support can be better for those returning to civilian life

A FORMER member of the Royal Navy has spoken out at the problems members of the armed forces from the Midlands face when returning to civilian life. Nigel Fielding was stationed on board HMS Glamorgan during the Falklands War and is now working at the Mecure Hotel in Newton Solney. He left the Navy in 1998 after serving for 24 years. However he says that when he first left the navy, the support available to him was minimal. He told the Mail: “From my experience I found that there was little or no after-care available to ex-servicemen, you were left on your own. The only thing was a commitment by the forces to pay your pension on time, but that was about it. Read more HERE

When I left the military I didn't even know what PTSD meant?