Gulf syndrome forces vicar's retirement
A former Army chaplain was forced to retire last November because of illnesses he believes are caused by Gulf War Syndrome. Reverend Dave Peachell left his duties at churches in Norfolk. He served for three months in the Gulf and was officially discharged from the Church, suffering from a string of illnesses which have attacked his nervous and immune systems.
The Church has officially recognised "Gulf War Illness" as the grounds for Mr Peachell's retirement.
Mr Peachell, said successive governments had not faced up to the illness, which campaigners claim has killed more than 500 Gulf War veterans and left more than a thousand ill.
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