Sir Richard Dannatt spoke at the inauguration of PTSD-Resolution, as he helped us to launch the Resolution formally as an independent charity.
Sir Richard said cases of post traumatic stress diagnosed so far were only the tip of the iceberg. "These are hidden injuries," he said. He welcomed that serving soldiers were now trained to spot the symptoms of battle stress in comrades and contrasted that with his experience as a young officer, decorated for bravery in Northern Ireland.
"In South Armagh, where a company commander was blown up in front of us, we called in all patrols, opened the bar and got smashed. There has to be a better way," he said.