What do you think of this storyaily star 7/8/06 page 15. Should there be a centralised military facility for recovering soldiers. Do civilians really know the score with these men. Traumatised troops sent to The Priory 07/08/06 BRITISH troops traumatised by the horrors of war are being treated at celebrity rehab haunt The Priory. More than 800 have been patients in the past three years at Priory clinics, which have been used by troubled stars including Kate Moss, 32, Sophie Anderton, 29, and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, 59. The troops are some of the 1,541 Iraq veterans suffering from psychiatric illnesses brought on by being constantly under fire and the trauma of seeing friends and civvies killed by suicide bombers. The MoD is taking the problem so seriously it has paid out almost Â£9million for immediate in-patient treatment and mental health assessments at The Priory. It has also established new psychiatric centres in Iraq to help soldiers deal with combat stress. The news comes as a senior Army officer admitted British troops in Afghanistan are on the "brink of exhaustion" after 25 major battles in two months. Back-to-back operations which have killed 700 Taliban and 50C temperatures have left a core of 700 soldiers "knackered" and in desperate need of reinforcements. Some families have complained of being betrayed by the military in the past. Deborah Higgins felt that she was ignored when her son James Potrowski started acting strangely after returning from Iraq. He suffered horrific flashbacks and later stole firearms from his barracks and was sentenced to seven years in prison. She said: "James was in turmoil. I was begging for help for my son but getting none." A British soldier died in Afghanistan yesterday during operations against "insurgent positions" in Helmand.