THE MINISTRY of Defence is facing the prospect of paying out millions of pounds in compensation to soldiers who say they received no help in dealing with the horrors of war.
In what is believed to be the biggest group against the MoD, 280 veterans from several conflicts claim the Army failed to diagnose and treat post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The first cases are to be heard next year.
The MoD could be forced to pay almost unlimited amounts to compensate for trauma and loss of earnings. Solicitors believe hundreds more military personnel could join the action.
The claim will involve those who have served in virtually every recent military action …