The Scandal of Homeless Ex-Service people

By Tory Aardvark

One of the advantages of running a blog site, is that from time to time you can let rip about something you are not happy about;  so today Aardvark is taking a break from political blogging to climb on his anthill to talk about the scandal of homeless ex-service people

Click the image to visit Veterans Aid

Click the image to visit Veterans Aid

This country has failed it’s service and women consistently, and without exception, in the aftermath of every war since we became a so called modern nation.

A war comes along, we call on our people to fight, and when it’s over we turn our backs on them.

The blame can be attached to every government, be they Conservative, Labour or Liberal, they have all failed monumentally.

More people who saw combat in the Falklands War have committed suicide since the war ended, than were killed in the fighting.

Think about it for a moment, it’s not only a scandal, it’s far worse than that as  hundred’s of human tragedies are acted out alone and in the pit of despair.

On the Veterans Aid screen under  Donate there is the text “Help give a homeless veteran a bed for the night”;  this makes Aardvark feel very ashamed to live in a country where this has happened for decades.

You think after serving your time in the Army society will accept you,” he says, “but they don’t and no one helps.

Ray was on the streets. Aimlessly, he would jump barriers at stations and ride trains around the country. Eventually he ended up in West London. He could get through £400 worth of crack in two or three days. He no longer cared about sleep or food. On the streets the tough “wolf pack” mentality meant that he was vulnerable to sexual assault and violence.

In the end he smashed a car window outside a police station and turned himself in. When he was searched, the only things found on him were his medals. more in The Times

If that last statement does not move you to tears than I have failed,  if it does then click the link and visit the Veterans Aid web site.

Aardvark is in regular correspondence with his MP regarding this tragedy and asks everyone, who reads this blog,  to email or write to their MP,  and demand an end to betrayal and failure of our brave service people and really give them  “The land fit for heroes” they were promised nearly 100 years ago

About Tory Aardvark

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Posted on October 7, 2009, in Armed Forces and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. When a reference to this was posted on the Sky News Discussion forums, the moderators deleted the entire thread, not just the post!

    You have to wonder at the political agenda that the red sickle uses to censor posts, concerning the plight of people who have served their country.

    Why would anyone want this type of discussion supressed?

  2. Damm fine Article.
    Oh but for the grace of God go I

  3. Heart of Midlothian

    What an excellent article that is Ardvaark. Reading it is enough to make anyone weep and those that have in the past been charged with the responsibility of ensuring that our soldiers, and their families are given all the care and attention that they need to try and rehabilitate themselves back into mainstream society and on to a decent life should read it and be ashamed of themselves for failing in what should be expected of them.

    On that note, here’s a verse from one of my favourite songs ‘Hearts of Glory’.

    “Some came back as cripples
    Some couldnae kick a ball
    Some wounded and broken
    Most came not at all
    But they remain in my memory
    Forever young
    The pals o’ the Sporting Battalion”

    It’s a lovely song and I think you will like it. You can listen to it here on YouTube:

  4. Hello would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m going
    to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.

    P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

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