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More than 4,000 Army personnel have been told today that they're being made redundant.
As they return to Civvy Street, they're entitled to help from the authorities if they are homeless.
But chances are that some will end up sleeping rough.
That bleak prospect for veterans is explored in a new film called "Hummingbird", which opens in London later this month.
Rags Martel has more.
Mike McKillian is an ex-serviceman who became homeless after a relationship breakdown. He told Rags Martel what it was like.
Although in Hummingbird Jason Statham played an ex-Special Forces soldier who became homeless on the streets of London, Dr Hugh Milroy from Veterans' Aid says if you are in crisis in this country and you're a veteran you're among the lucky ones.
He told Rags Martel that there's a lot of help out there and these days very few ex-servicemen end on up on the street.
Speaking at the Hummingbird premiere in Leicester Square last night actor Jason Statham said he loves making films in the UK.
The Lionsgate film is shot in and around Soho and stars Jason Statham. Here's a taster: