Former Soldier forced to live in a tent

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by hairyhandbag, Mar 14, 2007.

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  1. I dont think we are hearing the whole story here!
  2. That's nothing. I am still in the army and on a number of occasions I also am forced to live in a tent. I don't know what this lad is whining about the tent I usually share is usually full of other soldiers he should think himself lucky.

    Seriously though, something stinks about the angle the paper is taking. Where is his Med Pension going/ gone? If he was earning £20k a year + Med Pension why is he in receipt of benefits?

    It does highlight a genuine need for quality accom for ex forces though.
  3. If he had to start work at 6 why wasn't he allowed out of hte B&B till 7?
  4. As it happens, this has been mentioned already in one of the "ex-forces housing" threads as a real-life example of the sort of thing which can go wrong. I suggested that we avoid discussion of the individual case. BTW I can confirm that he is a real person!

    best wishes, D.Y. (BAFF)