We are the British Armed Forces Federation (BAFF), the independent all-ranks staff association for regular, reserve and veteran UK forces personnel. BAFF is not connected with the Ministry of Defence. The BAFF mission is to represent its members in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force.
12 - The BAFF Chairman was on BBC Radio Scotland's John Beattie programme to discuss the news that the veterans mental health charity Combat Stress had received 358 new Afghanistan veteran referrals in 2013, a 57% rise on the previous year. Young suggested that amongst other factors affecting this important issue, the increase was not all bad news in reflecting increased awareness and education amongst those serving.
10 - BAFF Chairman Douglas Young was interviewed on the Good Morning Wales programme about the leak of photographs apparently showing one or two British servicemen posing with the body of an insurgent following the Taliban attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan in Sep 2012.
Young also appeared in a package for BBC Scotland's 6 PM News, in which he disagreed with claims by Amnesty International and a human rights lawyer that the incident amounted to a war crime, whatever else might be said about it.