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SAS 'suffering from post traumatic stress'

By Carl Dinnen

Updated on 26 August 2009

A former SAS trooper breaks the regiment's vow of silence to reveal the effect that wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are having on the mental health of soldiers.

A British soldier in Afghanistan (Getty)

Ex-Corporal Bob Paxman says servicemen and women are being over-worked, with little time to recover between overseas missions, leading to a rise in cases of post traumatic stress disorder.

He says members of the Special Air Service are suffering particularly badly - and estimates that half of the SAS personnel he knows have serious behavioural problems.

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