Soldier feels 'betrayed' by army

A former lieutenant-colonel from Nottingham has told ITV News Central that he feels betrayed by the army and has turned to painting to help in his recovery.

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Ex-soldier feels 'betrayed' by army, full report

A former lieutenant-colonel from Derbyshire has told ITV News Central that he feels betrayed by the army.

Stewart Hill who was serving with the mercian regiment was injured in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2009.

He says the support he received afterwards was not good enough. He has now turned to painting to help with his recovery.

Michael Sibert reports.

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MoD: 'Care of injured personnel is a top priority'

A former lieutenant-colonel from Nottingham says he feels betrayed by the army and has turned to painting to help in his recovery.

Stewart Hill suffered a serious brain injury whilst commanding 160 soldiers in Afghanistan in 2009.

The Ministry of Defence said the care of injured personnel is a 'top priorty'.

Although we are unable to comment in detail on specific cases, I would like to reassure you that the care of our wounded, injured and sick personnel is a top priority.

Although too late to assist Lieutenant Colonel Hill, the Army Recovery Capability was launched in February 2010 as a joint venture between the Ministry of Defence, Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion.

The Army Recovery Capability represents a multi-million pound commitment by the Ministry of Defence and the Service charities to deliver co-ordinated support to wounded, injured and sick service personnel.

There may be occasions when a service person is not happy with something in their service life and the Service Complaints system addresses such issues.

If a service person considers they have been wronged or treated unfairly in relation to their Army service, they may submit a service complaint. Every Service Complaint is considered in line with current regulations.

– Ministry of Defence statement

Former soldier feels betrayed by the army

A former lieutenant-colonel from Nottingham has told ITV News Central that he feels betrayed by the army and has turned to painting to help in his recovery.

Stewart Hill suffered a serious brain injury whilst commanding 160 soldiers in Afghanistan in 2009.

He says the support he received from the MOD wasn't good enough.

Stewart Hill was serving in Afghanistan when he suffered a serious brain injury Credit: Stewart Hill
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