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The Sunday Mirror revealed earlier this year how up to 9,000 soldiers have been left homeless after leaving the military.

Soldiers serving on the front line in Afghanistan fear being left homeless this Christmas as they leave the Army amid cruel cuts.

Many have nowhere to live other than military housing – and now they face having to sleep rough over the winter unless they get urgent help.

One female soldier turned to a charity in desperation, saying she had got no support from Army bosses despite repeated pleas for their help.

The shocking betrayal of our heroes was revealed to the Sunday Mirror by charity Soldiers Off The Street.

A spokesman said: “The lady wrote to us in April saying she was due to leave the forces in May and had nowhere to live after that.

“We sent lots of messages back but never heard from her. She’s just gone off radar, which is a real concern.

“It’s unthinkable somebody fighting in a war should have to be worrying about an issue like this.

“But sadly it’s the reality for many of our soldiers facing discharge.

“We’re regularly being contacted by soldiers in Afghanistan fearful about what the future holds.”

Troops have been running marathons around Camp Bastion to raise money for the charity.

They recently sent a cheque for £3,000, with the message: “To help you because we never know when we might need your help.”

The spokesman added: “That letter said it all, really.”

Those calling the charity are part of a tranche of soldiers to have taken voluntary redundancy as part of the latest wave of Armed Forces cuts.

In a huge cull of our troops the Army has reduced the number of soldiers by 11,500 in the past three years.

A total of 20,000 are due to be axed by 2017, while the RAF and Royal Navy are each shedding 5,000 airmen and sailors.

Soldiers Off The Street say: “There needs to be a lot more support from the Ministry of Defence to help those about to leave the Forces.”

The Sunday Mirror revealed earlier this year how up to 9,000 soldiers have been left homeless after leaving the military, and account for one in 10 rough sleepers in Britain.

Soldiers Off The Street, registered just three years ago, has already helped to rehome more than 200 who were sleeping rough.

See on www.mirror.co.uk

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