The former head of the British Army Lord Dannatt has been giving his views on the problems faced by people coming out of the services
The return to civilian life can be a major culture shock for former military personnel, as they search for work, housing and peace of mind.
One serving soldier tells Anglia News about how he's rebuilding his life, after losing his leg in Afghanistan.
SOLDIERS from B (Suffolk) Company, 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, are due to return to Bulford today (Sun 7th October 2012), after the Battlegroup's deployment in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
The Company were working to hand control of Helmand back to the Afghan National Security Forces.
During the tour, Corporal Alex Guy was fatally wounded on Friday 15th June 2012. He was wounded when leading his section forward to assist a group of Afghan soldiers following an insurgent ambush.
Those who have fought in Afghanistan are used to the stress and danger of the front line, but returning home can also be a challenge. From struggling to find a house, a job, or just peace of mind, soldiers from our region talk about the challenges of rejoining civilian life.