16 x 20 inch acrylic on canvas. There are to many former service people living on the street now

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Comment by Marilyn G on February 12, 2019 at 8:08am

Well painted feeling of a serious situation Paul.

Comment by Paul Dodd on February 12, 2019 at 8:44am

Thank you. Some are sleeping in shop doorways   lighting fires in the park to keep warm  they even been found sleeping in the big clothes  recycling bins. its a very sad life for a person who once served In our armed forces

Comment by John R on February 12, 2019 at 10:01am

Truly a sad reminder Paul.... our service people who have of themselves deserve better than to be on the street. Many have PTSD I am sure which puts them in a situation they are now in....truly a sad and horrific situation. 

John 

Comment by Paul Dodd on February 12, 2019 at 11:06am

Thank you.... I scribbled something the other day but felt that  I needed to do it bigger in acrylics. Over the years I met people who have served in conflicts from the first world war  to Afghanistan  none that I knew before joining up ever came back unaffected. But they rarely  are able to talk to civilians8 as we can't understand what they went through. I just hope that one day they'll  be treated better like the deserve

Comment by Harry13 on February 12, 2019 at 11:59am

And they are only the ones you know about Paul. Great Painting.   H

Comment by Paul Dodd on February 12, 2019 at 2:27pm

Thanks harry.  I know  the army say they know about 66,000  army veterans  with mental health problems  with about 3% in prison and about 6,000 living on the street and those figures  I tend to believe as 

London itself says there are 7,500 homeless including  many veterans .within its boundaries 

While our government  has somehow only put the numbers for the whole  country at  4700 I think somebody has trimmed the numbers

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