A former SAS sniper who stormed the Iranian embassy London in 1980 revealed today how his mental health suffered after he returned from battle as a mercenary.
Speaking in support of the Standard’s charity appeal to help homeless ex-servicemen and women, Robin Horsfall said he had been asked to mentor comrades who had fallen on hard times.
Mr Horsfall was 23 when he and members of his black-clad Special Air Service team were watched on TV by millions of people around the world as they entered the South Kensington embassy to rescue 25 hostages.Read more HERE
(RG) I would love to have a few beers with Robin and hear some of his stories.
Those that have never experienced War will always think War a good idea,
The Royal Artillery Prayer
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who dost everywhere lead
thy people in the way of righteousness, Vouchsafe so as to lead the
Royal Regiment of Artillery, That wherever we serve, on land or sea or in
the air, We may win the glory of doing thy will Amen.
A quarter of homeless people are ex-services and 5,000 former service personnel are in prison.
The Red Poppy Company.
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.
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