Hollywood films such as The Hurt Locker have highlighted the horrors of modern warfare – but a true story of British heroism could soon grace the big screen.
Kajaki covers the final hours in the life of paratrooper Cpl Mark Wright in the Afghan area of the film’s title.
The 27-year-old was leading an attempt to rescue a three-man patrol injured by Soviet-era landmines when he was fatally wounded by a blast.
Cpl Wright, who was praised for raising his colleagues’ morale, was not airlifted from the scene until four hours after the explosion. Six other troops were hurt, including three who lost limbs, in the tragedy. Read more HERE
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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)
A "tsunami" of mental health problems resulting from the war in Iraq is "headed our way," - -
Ex-servicemen make up a quarter of homeless people in Britain, according to Shelter and the government's social exclusion unit.