Wednesday, 3 June 2015

MoD confirms more British soldiers commit suicide than are killed in battle

More British soldiers and veterans took their own lives last year than were killed in battle, it has emerged.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed that in 2012 seven serving soldiers were confirmed to have killed themselves, while a further 14 died in suspected suicides but inquests had yet to be held.

Although the Government does not record suicides among former soldiers, an investigation by the BBC's Panorama revealed that 21 serving soldiers and 29 veterans committed suicide in 2012.Read more HERE

(RG) Its hard say anything positive about this, but at least the MOD are finally admitting the facts about PTSD deaths.