HUNDREDS of British soldiers are expected to be sacked

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  1. HUNDREDS of British soldiers are expected to be sacked because wounds or injuries suffered in Iraq have left them unfit for frontline service, The Herald can reveal.
    Up to 2000 veterans have been permanently medically downgraded and many are being assessed for compulsory discharge on the grounds that they are no longer capable of fulfilling operational roles.
    said the number diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome is more than 800.
  2. Can anyone enlighten me as to what happens to these guys pensions when they are MD'd? Do they get a pension in line with a rank that they may realistically reach should they have completed their 22 or are they just cut loose?
  3. These would be medical not administrative discharges.
  4. T'was ever thus!
  5. Seem to remember that the degree af disability also comes into play. There used to be a sliding scale of payment based on what percentage of disability your assessed as having.

    Lots of money it ain't!!

    Don't know if its still the same or not.