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heart at­tack. Shortly af­ter I was di­ag­nosed with PTSD.” Trevor, mar­ried to Luba, 36, with a sixyear-old son, was sent on sick leave but his men­tal health got worse.

He said: “I de­cided that I was go­ing to kill my­self and drove the fam­ily car into a brick wall.

“I wasn’t in­jured but I was in a very dark place.”

Then Trevor got the MoD let­ter say­ing he had to leave his mar­ried quar­ters in 28 days. He said: “It was like be­ing hit by a train. I now face the prospect of never be­ing able to live in my own home.” Trevor, liv­ing in Suf­folk, gets a monthly Army pen­sion of about­bout £800 plus state ben­e­fits of £41616 a month. His rent is £890 a month.nth.

Although he is un­able to work, he is a pa­tron of the char­ity ar­ity Vet­er­ans In Ac­tion and helps other ther for­mer sol­diers with PTSD.

Trevor added: “I would like to thank the Sun­day Peo­ple for its cam­paign. I’ve been to six fu­ner­als of guys who com­mit­teded sui­cide – all from the same me bat­tle group as me. It is very ery im­por­tant that the Bri­tish sh public un­der­stands whatat vet­er­ans are go­ing through.”” dis­tinc­tion dur­ing the Sec­ond World War.

SCARRED: Trevor to­day with his medals TOUGH: Trevor on the hellish front line in the Tal­iban strong­hold of San­gin town PROUD SOL­DIER Trevor at the height of his ca­reer be­fore PTSD struck

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