To Meet Basic Needs,Commonwealth Veterans Imperiled by Poverty Will Get Meals Funded By UK

Thousands of Commonwealth former hardened former servers in the British Military who are now in need will get two meals from government and Britain will spend around  £12m subsidy for this arrangements.

The secretary of international development, Penny Mordaunt declared the significant move which will be a vital aid for the 4,500 former service staffs along with some 2,500 widows of service personnel from Africa, the subcontinent of India and Caribbean.

The charity named Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League will hand over the aids.

Ms  Penny Mordaunt  said, “We owe a tremendous amount to these Commonwealth Veterans.”The British public would be shocked to know that those who have served alongside our armed forces would be living in such poverty. It is absolutely right to make this commitment. I think the British public would approve of us pledging this support because of the sacrifices the Commonwealth veterans have made and because of the debt of gratitude we owe to them”.

The eligible veterans for support are Luc Pierre Achille of 90 years old from Mauritius, served as a firefighter with the Pioneer Crops in Libya and Egypt, Sepoy Penhungo Agung of 95 years old from India and he combated in Burma and Kohima during the Second World War.

Approximately 4.5 million Commonwealth troopers combated in the British Army in the Second World War, as well as many Commonwealth soldiers combated in remarkable conflicts.

Across the Commonwealth, almost 14,000 hardened servers exists along with 7,000 veterans and the widows of them required aid to meet their fundamental needs.

After 100 years of the end of the First World War, the proclamation by the Department of International Development came forward on Sunday on the Armistice Day Commemorations.

by Haimantee Ghosh on November 8, 2018

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