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By Harry Phibbs
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GiveustimeThe Sun reports this morning on the launch by the former Defence Secretary Liam Fox of a new charity Give us Time.  The purpose is to provide free holidays with their families for soldiers recovering from combat. Rather than money the focus is on hotels donating the use of a room or travel companies donating seats on planes or trains.

Liam Fox says:

During my time as Secretary of State for Defence I was extremely heartened to see how we improved the treatment of those who had been physically injured in combat. Medical improvements in prosthetics, better physiotherapy and improved social attitudes all contributed to a better chance of rehabilitation. In terms of psychological trauma, the invisible scars of war, we are making progress though perhaps at a slower rate.

One of the areas where I think there remains room for improvement is the integration of service families into this equation. As a doctor working with the Armed Forces I learned the importance of seeing our personnel not as isolated individuals but as members of a wider family and community dynamic.

For those wishing to support this cause the details are here.

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