Sunday, November 19, 2017

UK: Suicide Days Apart, Two Soldiers From Same Unit

Military chiefs launch urgent investigation after two war veterans from same unit kill themselves just days apart

Mirror UK
By Dan Warburton and Sean Rayment
November 18, 2017

The probe is set against a growing crisis in the Armed Forces over fears of a lack of support for troops battling demons

Military chiefs have launched an urgent probe after two war veterans from the same unit killed themselves within days of each other.
Royal Military Police officers are quizzing colleagues of the two men over fears they were suffering post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Sunday People can reveal married dad-of-one Paul Sparks was found dead at an Army base in Germany as he was about to end his 27-year military career.

Nathan Shimwell's death came just days later after Paul Sparks took his own life 
And Sergeant Nathan Shimwell, 33, died just days later at a base in England, sparking an MoDinvestigation.
The probe is set against a growing crisis in the Armed Forces over fears of a lack of support for troops battling demons.