Veteran brands military compensation row 'disgusting'

A war veteran from south Wales who was left severely disabled after an attack in the Falklands War has spoken of his disgust at government plans to reduce injury compensation for British troops.

Denzil Connick, 52, served as a paratrooper with 3 Para and lost a leg during the Battle of Mount Longdon.

Following his injury, he received a compensation payout of around GBP 3,000 and currently lives on a war disability pension of around GBP 18,000 per year, the South Wales Argus reports.

Mr Connick told the paper: "It is disgusting and a shame that people have to argue for what they are entitled to.

"It is disrespectful to soldiers and another example of the penny pinching of the government."

He is currently an active campaigner for soldiers who served in the Falklands War and is particularly concerned by the high number of suicides among veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19287847-ADNFCR

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