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We 'must do more' to support Armed Forces veterans in Wales

Veterans 'struggle to obtain information about services' Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A report says that Armed Forces veterans in Wales need more help, particularly with housing and accessing health services, when they return to civilian life.

The Welsh Affairs select committee also says that charities providing treatments for mental health problems for a significant minority of military personnel may not meet stringent guidelines.

Territorial Army parade in Monmouth

More than 170 Territorial Army soldiers from the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers will march through Monmouth town centre this afternoon. After the Freedom Parade, there will be a medals parade in the grounds of the castle for soldiers who have recently returned from Afghanistan.

The march will begin at the Old Monnow Bridge at 1pm, and go past Shire Hall, before a service at St Mary's Parish Church.

Guests include the Duke of Gloucester, who is Honorary Colonel of the Regiment, and Brigadier Philip Napier, Head of the Army in Wales.

Members of the Territorial Army do training and military duties in their spare time Credit: Chris Radburn / PA Archive / Press Association Images


Swansea council house 'worse than mud huts in Iraq'

A soldier who fought in Iraq says he's seen better mud huts in war zones than a council house he was offered in Swansea. Terry Hewitt moved to the property with his wife after leaving the army.

Swansea City Council has since apologised and says further repairs will be made to the property. They've also signed up to the military covenant scheme which offers welfare support to former soldiers. Dean Thomas has more.


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