There I was at the SSAFA 10k in Aldershot on Sunday and looking at the amount of people that turned out to raise money for the cause and it got me thinking. Do troops in other countries rely so heavily on charites like SSAFA, RBL, Help for Heroes, Blesma etc or do their countries provide for all their needs? Not just wounded troops but all those who have served. I remember going into a Veterans of Foreign Wars club in Florida which was a bit like the Legion bars over here but don't know if they have the same sort of back up support like over here. I think I probably know the answer to this already in that they probably don't need it as their Govts provide all for them, maybe wrong though. The amount of people that ask me when I'm raising money for various charities 'why don't the Govt provide it' is astounding. Your comments? Cheers folks from wherever.