bbc news It has been reported by the BBC that the MOD may have to fork out compensation for Commonwealth soldiers who have suffered from NFCI. The Army apparently didn't take into account that African and Afro-Caribbeans are at greater risk, probably because at the time they didn't realise it. Stating sub-standard equipment, and a lack of knowledge on the part of trainers regarding the fact of the increased risk. But how do you separate the true people at risk and those who are just 'monging' it because it's cold and wet? Now, I've looked after soldiers with all types of climatic injuries, and the main contributing factor in many of the cases is the soldier themselves not following the rules. In fact, one such Commonwealth soldier reported to me with Non-Freezing Cold Injury in 30 plus degree heat! The cause? He was wearing his winter issue gortex lined boots! I know there will be genuine claims for compensation which will be deserved, but how many will try to 'milk' the system to try and get a meal ticket? This, I'm sure, will demonstrate the need for good, accurate record keeping on the part of all medics, nurses and doctors, including an accurate account of the type of clothing that is being worn - and whether it is actually issue kit from the military or not. I'd be interested to hear anyone else's take on this issue.