Falklands suicide claims rejected

The Ministry of Defence is dismissing claims that more veterans have taken their own lives after the 1982 Falklands war than died in the conflict itself.

It comes as a Ministry of Defence study, out today, says more than 3 quarters of veterans' deaths were disease-related. It says there were fewer than expected deaths amongst veterans than in the UK general population.

Welsh veterans of the Falklands conflict have rejected the findings, saying there is still a long way to go in terms of support available.

Robert Nicholls is from the South Atlantic Medal Association, a group which supports war veterans, which is made up of Falklands veterans:

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