Former Soldier forced to live in a tent


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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.
If he had to start work at 6 why wasn't he allowed out of hte B&B till 7?
hairyhandbag said:
I wasn't really sure where to put this, so mods if you feel it has to go to the "who really supports our troops" fair do's.

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)

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