Admiral Sir John “Sandy” Woodward, who led the Navy task force to retake the Falkland Islands, has died aged 81.Admiral Woodward commanded the naval force sent by Margaret Thatcher to the islands after they were invaded by Argentina in 1982.
Later he was an outspoken opponent of Government cuts to the Navy and warned Britain no longer had a large enough fleet to launch a similar operation.His daughter said he died after a long illness. Read More HERE R.I.P.
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A quarter of homeless people are ex-services and 5,000 former service personnel are in prison.
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Did you know that each year an average of ten Falklands veterans commit suicide, this means that more soldiers have killed themselves since the end of that war than the fewer than two hundred and fifty eight who died during it.
(Source: Times cover story 12/11/02)
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Ex-servicemen make up a quarter of homeless people in Britain, according to Shelter and the government's social exclusion unit.