Combat Stress amongst Marines and Paras post Falklands

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  1. I'm midway through writing an essay into how soldiers readjust to normal life after returning from combat/operations.

    I've heard that incidences of domestic violence, alcoholism etc was lower among the Royal Marines than some of the Parachute Regiment because the marines returned home by boat whereas the paras (2 PARA?) flew home. The result was that the marines got to sort much of their problems with men who had been in similar circumstances whereas the paras were dropped straight into civilian life from the warzone.

    Has anyone got any references for this? Also, does anyone know of similar readjustment examples with references (doesn't have to be modern examples either. anything from the classical world onwards is fine)?

    All help appreciated,

  2. That is why some regiments now do a 'decompression' phase in cyprus on the way home.
  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Combat Stress have quite a bit on this:

    See if the will let you have anything
  4. Didnt the Paras have a mass brawl on the ship going home, thought the paras returned by ship?