With the latest deaths caused by the war in Afghanistan, the total number of British troop fatalities during the conflict now stands at 414.

The 400 mark was passed when six British soldiers were killed in an explosion on 6 March.

Last month the MoD released the latest annual numbers on amputations. 46 UK troops serving in Afghanistan had limbs amputated between April 2011 and March 2012, 18 of them significant multiple amputees.

This is a significant reduction from 2010/11, when 75 service personnel suffered amputations. Seven troops suffered amputations in the first quarter of 2012.


FULL STORY -  http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2009/sep/17/afghanistan-casualties-dead-wounded-british-data 

MY THOUGHTS - Fighting and being killed or wounded is accepted by the troops as a fact of life, but the lack of help financially by the British government after you have healed and left to civilian status is disgraceful the politicians certainly know how to take care of them selfs with large pay outs and high pensions and they already have money!