The [British] government will this week launch an attempt to deny soldiers crippled in battle full compensation for their injuries.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will go to the Court of Appeal on Tuesday to try to slash the compensation awarded to two injured soldiers by up to 70%. If the government wins, it will fuel the mounting disquiet over the relatively paltry payments some soldiers are receiving for lifelong injuries.
The legal action comes as British troops are suffering their heaviest casualties since the beginning of the conflict in Afghanistan in 2001.
For context - British casualties are very high at the moment, and there is much debate about whether we have enough helicopters.
I should have been the Duty Chaplain when eight were repatriated last week, but I was at my daughter's university graduation ceremony.
I will be on duty at the repatriation next week. At least four . . .