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Former soldiers in Wales who have lost limbs in action say they are being denied the same level of care as injured servicemen and women in England.
One Afghan veteran who lost his lower leg in a bomb attack has told ITV News that he's still waiting after six months for a prosthetic limb that fits.
Ian lang reports from Flintshire.
The Welsh Government acknowledges and appreciates the sacrifices made by our service personnel, and as in the rest of the UK, veterans are entitled to receive priority healthcare for service related conditions, relative to those with similar levels of clinical need who have not served.
The Royal British Legion in Wales says it working with both the Welsh Government and local health boards to ensure that ex-soldiers who have lost limbs while on active service get the treatment they deserve.
One ex-serviceman Peter Bowker of Connahs Quay, whose leg was amputated below the knee, says that after leaving the army he struggled to get fa new prosthetic limb as his local health authority did not have the cash.
Recently the Royal British Legion wrote to a group of Welsh MPs saying there was a need to ensure veterans in Wales are able to make use of their right to priority access to medical treatment as they do in England.