Mark Dryden<br/>Served as: Lance-corporal<br/>Age: 31<br/>Time in Iraq: 2003 and 2005<br/><br/>Mark Dryden served in Ireland and Bosnia before being sent to Iraq in 2003 and then again in 2005. During his second tour his vehicle was caught in a roadside-bomb explosion in which his comrade was killed and Dryden lost his arm. Although he says his NHS treatment in the UK has been excellent, he feels badly let down by the MoD.After being discharged from Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, Dryden says it was nine months before the MoD got in touch to offer him care at its Hedley Court rehabilitation centre in Surrey. But things did not improve."They don't understand what you're suffering," he says. "I was given a prosthetic arm but I've never been shown how to use it. It's lying under my bed because I don't know what to do with it. I met some American soldiers last year andthey couldn't believe it."Dryden has mixed feelings about his experience of the war. "I've got no regrets about joining the Army or going to Iraq or even about my injuries. It was part and parcel of doing my job – I got paid a good wage to serve my country and I'm proud of that. What I'm not proud of is the way I've been treated. The aftercare is a total disgrace." '