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British soldier suicide.


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Oct 13, 2011
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BBC News - UK soldier and veteran suicides 'outstrip Afghan deaths'

More British soldiers and veterans took their own lives in 2012 than died fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan over the same period.

Some of the soldiers' families say the men did not get enough support. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said every suicide was a "tragedy".

The British government, unlike its American counterpart, does not record the suicide rate among ex-soldiers.

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire honours the military casualties of every conflict since WWII.

The names of soldiers who killed themselves in Afghanistan are engraved on the wall but those who took their own lives after returning home are not mentioned.

Personally I these guys need to be remembered but our government is doing a piss poor job of keeping track of our veterans and making sure they receive adequate support. They are still war casualties to me and should be decorated as such.
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