chocolate_frog said:American R&R is a long haul back ot the states, and it starts the moment the soldier hits American territory. Imagine a bloke living in detroit, but landing in Florida first. There is two days gone straight away.
tropper66 said:The Septics also have a major RAPE problem in theater
tomthetinker said:Returned American soldiers and off duty soldiers have ready access to firearms; British soldiers usually don't. how many ex British squaddies might have reached for their pistol in the small hours, after a bottle of scotch, if they had a gun at home?
I knew a few that did - and I suspect that if we owned guns the way the Yanks do, figures might be a lot higher.[/quotes]
still doesnt explain the decrease in suicides in the british army
1996=19 suicides per 100,000
2005=8 suicides per 100,000
part way down the page there is a scatter graph of service suicide rates