Copy to Armoured Engineers and Fusiliers; As an 'ex- armoured farmer' , 26 AES, I asked them for some help a few years back. My brother was murdered you see in 2001 by some, shall we say, foreigners. He was ex- 2RRF who suffered PTSD and was awarded a War Pension posthumously after he did over 3 tours of Ulster in the 1970's. I asked the Armoured for some help. (I didn't get any) Unfortunately for me, I used the location of myself as "Land of mosques and minarets" on their forum. That was deemed as being racist after a few months. A senior Committee member of the AE Assoc has half caste grandchildren you see. So I was made persona non grata by the Committee of the Armoured E's. Some other blokes wrote to me saying you know what 'they', are like ! Being an ex-member of the RBL and they never helped either (but the local Paras, Burma Star Assoc, RNA and the Womens(ATS) sections helped freely and donated several Â£100's to help in my brothers funeral). I have found that many ex-forces assocs are just boozing clubs. Nothing wrong in that, but there are other ex-forces who are suffering and fallen on hard times and are not receiving any help. I asked for help and was known. So what chance do others have ?