1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment's Viking Family Support Group (vFSG) has endorsed the concerns raised by CGS General Sir Richard Dannatt about the stresses which the tempo of operations is causing on soldiers and their families. (see below: General Dannatt demands the resources to do the job)
Alison Burgess of the vFSG said: "War takes it toll physically and emotionally and the conditions that servicemen and woman face nowadays are so harsh. I don't think somebody can ever really go back to normal having been through that. It is hard on the families as well. It is not just the time they spend away but the time they spend training and preparing for a tour. Anything that can improve on that must be welcomed. They make a huge sacrifice that a lot of people can't understand. If somebody is going to spend their career in the army, they also need time to recover."
I'm sure that soldiers and their families around the country would agree with Alison's comments. Let's hope that General Dannatt's concerns are acted upon.
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