British soldiers take MoD to court

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by KGB_resident, Jan 26, 2006.

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    Let's compare it with

    All TV-channels place this sad news on the first place. Yes, Russian army is too far from British standards.
  2. The Independent article is a little misleading. Andrew Wragg was a guardsman - allegedly trained by the SAS at some point in his career. As far as the press are concerned the spurious SAS tag just adds a bit of seasoning for the average civvy reader.

    As for bullying in the FSU, what's new?
  3. Dedovshchina byla, dedovshchina est', dedovshchina budet. Unavoidable in a conscript organisation with pump NCOs. At least they're arresting them, now, rather than letting them continue to bully the living shite out of the first-years.
  4. Maybe the conscripts need a Russian soldiers federation?
  5. The Territorial Army has 60 members receiving psychological help. Half of those who requested help are reservists and not entitled to army facilities

    Maybe the Army needs to review it's treatment of the TA before a High Court Judge forces the issue - won't be long before someone takes the MoD to court and wins
  6. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    Which army facilities are these? The military has no psychiatric inpatient facilities.

    What's the betting that these guys have been demobilised, which is what has cut them off from military healthcare. It shows why Lord Drayson chose his weasel words so carefully in the Lords recently, when talking about injured reservist's access to care. When will the government realise that it has failed these people, and their families, and make amends?
  7. VB, you're making the mistake of attributing the weasely-scum that comprise our government with human characteristics such as conscience, ethics, values and standards.
  8. How true - it would help if (a) some of them had served and (b) most of them hadn't been pro CND, pro IRA and anti Armed Forces for most of their lives......

  9. a High Court Judge force the issue in favour of a servicemen :lol: your having a laugh.
  10. We need to get Judge John Deed on it, he always fights the government :lol: :lol:
  11. I can't see how they can claim negligence for something they didn't actually receive.
    As for no access to the army facilities, you can't have what isn't there.

    Until someone kills a politician and claims PTSD as an alibi nothing will change.
  12. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    The negligent act will be the failure to provide treatment.

    Whilst the military psychiatric in-patient facilities have gone, there is a contract in place with Priory Clinics (owned by a major donor to the Labour Party, oddly) to provide in-patient psych care.

    NHS facilities for the recognition and treatment of traumatic stress related psychiatric injuries are poor. The major obstacle for TA personnel is that once demobilised MOD washes its hands of them and dumps them into the morass of the NHS. It's a disgrace - these people have been wounded just as surely as those with gunshot wounds or other physical injuries.

    A lesser problem, but still a problem, is the persistence of 'lack of moral fibre' thinking at various levels. I have come to the conclusion that a 'lecture and leaflet' session pre-and post-deployment is not enough. There needs to be additional training for those in the CoC to ensure that those suffering psychiatric injuries are dealt with appropriately and fairly.
  13. Has DKPH in Catterick gone then?
  14. Yes. Nearly 2 years past now.