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Old 25-09-11, 19:41
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Default bought a soldiers off the streets wristband today, goverment should be ashamed

whent to a classic car ralley today and spoke to a guy running 'soldiers off the sreets' stall, what a disgrace- say what you want about the frenchies the germans etc but they wouldnt treat their hero's like this.
bloody goverment should be ashamed,35000 ex servicement living as tramps on the streets of great britain
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Old 25-09-11, 19:54
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Default Re: bought a soldiers off the streets wristband today, goverment should be ashamed

being ex military it is shameful this happens, just as worrying, the number of ex squaddies in prison, specialist support is needed before they leave and carry on for as long as needed in civi street, to oick up the pieces

people can not expect to walk out of a war zone one day and the next be a civi, transition needs support.

thanks for bringing it up.
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Old 25-09-11, 20:00
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shocking!
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Old 25-09-11, 20:06
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Default Re: bought a soldiers off the streets wristband today, goverment should be ashamed

alsso an ex squaddie here, thankfully found work but not much help from the CTP (career transistion partnership).

Is disgraceful if you ask me, definetely the forgotten ones that for sure

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Old 25-09-11, 20:28
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Default Re: bought a soldiers off the streets wristband today, goverment should be ashamed

As somone whose politics are significantly left of centre.

Very much opposed to a lot of what we have done in lots of places.

I also think that, if we as a coutry expect people to stick their heads over the parapet whatever it takes for the rest of their lives is what we must do for them.

Not 50p in a tin it comes from the central exchequer. That way if it's done on the cheap initially then it turns dear later, so the incentive is there to deliver effective services in the first instance.

A lot of what you guys did I didn't agree with but no one can argue you did the job you were asked to do supebly.

Now it's payback time.

You should get everything you need as a right not a charity handout.

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Old 26-09-11, 08:15
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Spent nearly 30 years in the military and left about 7 years ago. Sadly this is a far too common and reoccuring nightmare for many ex-military; the simple truth is that the military don't have the infrastructure to cope and previous governments (both sides) have paid lip service to the real needs of lads and lassie's that struggle to adjust with civilian life and deal with some of the horrendous experiences that goes with military service these days.

My hat goes off to the charity organisations that try to help but really they only scratch the surface; I know of countless mates who struggle with their emotions and battle with alcohol addiction and this puts alot of pressure on family life; for some they end up on the streets as a result.

Regrettably, this situation will only worsen until this, or any other government, starting reviewing their priorites and put this country and it's inhabitants first, rather than playing at 'world leaders'.
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Old 26-09-11, 09:00
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Ex service me and totally agree, bloody disgraceful.

Good on yer for putting the post up Jason
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Old 26-09-11, 09:24
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Ex service here too ,did'nt realise until reading this ,bloody disgracefull . Could'nt find the wristbands on the site so bought a couple of car stickers
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