Colonel Richard Kemp has written an excellent article in todays Telegraph.
Col Kemp questions the decision regarding the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme only being available to those wounded after April 2005. It comes as no surprise to learn it is bureaucracy that is denying those troops wounded prior to that date from receiving the same payouts.
It is simply not enough for the government to read out the names of the dead in parliament with hollow promises that they will never be forgotten. It is time they gave those they demand so much from the respect they deserve.
The latest British casualty Corporal Richard Green spoke with his parents before his death. His words portray the courage and dedication of our troops.
'If anything happens to me know that I've lived life to the full, have no regrets, and love my job'
Honour The Covenant - and do it now.