A group of soldiers plan to sue the Ministry of Defence (MoD) after suffering from "trench foot", according to reports.
The 150-strong group is claiming compensation of up to £6 million saying that inadequate equipment and training had led to them developing Non Freezing Cold Injury (NFCI) similar to the trench food experienced in the First World War.
The painful condition leaves sufferers sensitive to cold for life and the claimants who all come from Commonwealth countries say it could have been avoided.
Solicitor Simon Harrington of McCool, Patterson, Hemsi, told the BBC’s Today programme he agreed and criticised the "sub-standard" training, kit and supervision the soldiers received.
He called for significant changes to be made across the Army to ensure more people do not suffer from the condition.
A spokesman for the MoD said: "The MoD regrets any injury suffered by our personnel while on duty.
"We can confirm that approximately 150 claims for non-freezing cold injury are currently being investigated. Where the MoD is liable for injury, compensation will be paid."
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