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Bringing home the fallen

Ian Carr reports on the MOD's Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre, whose role it is to bring home fallen British Service personnel.

Footsteps on the path. There’s a knock at the door. A family’s world is about to collapse.

Receiving a call from a notifying officer to say that a family member has been killed while serving in the Armed Forces must be every Service family’s worst nightmare. But even while the dreadful news sinks in, a dedicated team of people, who the family will never meet, are moving heaven and earth to provide the support they will need at this terrible time. It’s a silent relationship that might endure for years.

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