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

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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.