Sunday, October 22, 2017

UK Military "Taking a back seat" on Caring for Soldiers

'We saw dead families' Soldier pal claims Terry Butcher's tormented son was haunted by horrors of war
Daily Record UK
Louie Smith
October 21, 2017

“Our Government take a back seat in terms of caring for soldiers – it’s a scandal. These guys have fought for our freedom but as soon as they leave, they are forgotten.”
Joe Rimmer
A former soldier who met Terry Butcher’s tragic son Chris in rehab says the Army don’t do enough to help traumatised veterans.

Chris, 35, signed up for a 12-week stay with charity Tom Harrison House, who run recovery programmes.

But he pulled out less than halfway through and Rangers and England legend Terry, 58, drove him home.

Chris, who battled post-traumatic stress disorder after a tour of Afghanistan, was found dead at his dad’s house on Monday.

Fellow veteran Joe Rimmer, 37, said: “Chris was a friendly giant but he had more issues than we could help him with.
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