This is the second of a three part series on the experiences and needs of British military veterans in Northern Ireland. In this article, I interview Ranger Andy Allen, founder of local charity, Andy Allen Veterans Support. We talked about what drove him into the military, the issues facing veterans upon their arrival home, and what can be done to help veterans reintegrate.
The national media has extensively covered Andy’s story of survival after he was hit by an improvised explosive device while serving in Afghanistan. If readers are interested in learning more about the circumstances of what happened to Andy, then I would suggest watching the BBC documentary, Wounded, or searching for the many articles that have already been written.
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