Captain Doug Beattie, who was awarded the Military Cross for bravery, says the government is failing to implement the Military Covenant
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Captain Doug Beattie accuses government of 'abandoning' Northern Ireland military veterans

A highly decorated soldier has accused the government of abandoning Northern Ireland military veterans who need help for serious physical and mental injuries.

Captain Doug Beattie was awarded the Military Cross for bravery.

He said the government is failing to implement the Military Covenant, a promise to look after members of the armed forces and their families.

BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.

  • 26 May 2015