A trainee Royal Marine is seeking a compensation claim against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) after suffering an injury during an exercise.
Kisla Dolcy, 29, was undergoing a four-month training programme with the Royal Marines when he was afflicted with a condition known as Non-Freezing Cold Injury, the Express & Echo reports.
As a result of the injury, which occurred in 2005, he was discharged from the armed forces and told by the Home Office that he was not allowed to remain in the UK.
"If I hadn’t been medically discharged I would still be in the armed forces," he told the paper.
He is now pursuing a compensation claim and his solicitor said that the MoD has already admitted liability for the injury because Mr Dolcy had not been provided with the proper equipment and training.
Mr Dolcy is just one of around 150 soldiers involved in similar claims for Non-Freezing Cold Injury, which causes lifetime sensitivity to cold and is similar to the trench foot suffered by soldiers in World War One.