Falklands veteran Simon Weston
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Show reality of army injured, Weston urges

Falklands War veteran Simon Weston has called for a more realistic portrayal of life for injured service personnel.

The charity campaigner, who suffered serious burns in the 1982 conflict, says the media gives a false image of positivity around injury - when in reality many people struggle to cope.

Mr Weston told BBC Radio 5 live's Dominic Laurie: "We talk about these great, incredible feats... but that does cloud over the hundreds and thousands of guys and girls who are very badly hurt."

A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said they were "committed to providing the best possible care" for injured service personnel and that media and charity events "recognise their courage."

  • 02 Jan 2014
  • From the section UK
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