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Thread: L/Bdr Ben Parkinson, 7 Para RHA

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    L/Bdr Ben Parkinson, 7 Para RHA

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    Brave lad and a brave Mother
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    ...very gutsy man,,never gave up....well done...
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    That is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

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    Unfortunately, the attitude of the MOD towards crippled service personnel is one we are all aware of. This lad has given his youth and health for his country and there is no amount of monetary compensation can make up for that. But the real wrong is to forceably remove him from an environment which could go a long way towards his rehabilitation. Any of you who have been injured will know that doctors etc are all and well, but the best cure is to be amongst your mates.
    If he was a Captain or a Major, would the MOD be taking the same attitude? RHIP!!!!!
    You cannot fight a war with one hand tied behind your back.

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    Well, he won the first round. Let's see what develops. Good luck to him.
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