Over the past three months, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Veterans has been running an unprecedented nationwide survey on the experiences of our ex-servicemen and women when claiming compensation, war pensions or wider financial support through Veterans UK.
I write this on the train as I head into Westminster. Now that the dust has settled after the evacuation of British nationals and entitled personnel from Afghanistan, I wanted to provide some form of perspective as someone who has spent much of his working life dealing with that troubled country and to commend those from the FCDO and MOD for their hard work.
I write this on the early morning train into Westminster. Even at this ungodly hour, I am surprised by how many more people appear to be commuting into London, how much busier the trains are and the efforts that everyone is consciously making to ensure social distancing throughout the carriage.