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Simon Brown on covenant: 'I have had to jump through hoops'

Simon Brown, a corporal in the Army for more than 10 years, was shot in the face by a sniper in 2006 and was medically discharged four years later.

He told the BBC that he had to "jump through hoops" to get free plastic surgery. He praised surgeons and other medical staff but said that the "system has had issues with regard to covenant".

The military covenant states that soldiers could be called upon to make the "ultimate sacrifice" but in return they and their families will be "sustained and rewarded by commensurate terms and conditions of service".

  • 29 Oct 2014