By Marie Koh
Courtesy of Rod of Iron Ministries
As Great Britain battles for independence from the European Union, which plunged the UK into endless covert wars in the Middle East after 9-11, thousands of soldiers are left destitute upon returning home from war.
The rising number of unusual deaths in the British Armed Forces and the Navy is astounding. It is believed that 49 servicemen and women have committed suicide this year.
The Ministry of Defense (MoD) reveals a staggering 4oo ex-military personnel suicides between 1995 and 2014, and from 1998 – 2017, 309 suicides occurred among UK regular Armed Forces personnel, 292 among men and 17 among women.
The British Government has not been consistent in recording the deaths of ex-servicemen and women once they leave the Army so the numbers could in fact be a great deal higher.
Ex-Staff Sergeant Trevor Coult, who won the Military Cross while serving with the Royal Irish Regiment in Iraq was quoted in the Daily Star:
“When you have a service member dying by his own hand every 10 days you’ve got a problem. The MoD needs to conduct a detailed investigation to try and find out why troops suffering from PTSD are taking […]