Jordon was thrown to wolves with no support after two suicide attempts on duty’

Jordon was thrown to wolves with no support after two suicide attempts on duty’

A suicidal soldier discharged from the Army without any support was found hanged in woods near his home.

Jordon Flora, 27, told his mum he held a gun to his head while serving in Iraq and was medically downgraded then forced to leave the Army two years ago.

The dad of one had been struggling for years and was finally “defeated by his demons” on October 21.

His death brings to 65 the number of suicides or suspected suicides among serving and former members of the armed forces this year.

And it heaps more pressure on the Ministry of Defence, accused of failing to get a grip on a mental health crisis.

One pal told us: “I can’t understand how the Army can allow a suicidal soldier to leave without giving him any support. He was basically thrown to the wolves.

“I love the Army but the way Jordon was treated was a disgrace.”

The veteran’s body was found close to his home in Loughborough, Leics. It is understood he died following his third suicide attempt in four years.

Jordon joined the Army aged 19 in 2012 and became a member of 1 Rifles.

He took part in Operation Shader in 2015 where he trained Kurdish troops to fight Islamic State.

Jordon had a daughter but although the relationship with his partner broke down, he maintained a relationship with his child.

He worked in sales until November last year.

A serving soldier who joined the Army with Jordon said: “He went from being this larger than life character, a real motivator, to being suicidal. Something changed when he went to Iraq.

“Jordon said that the therapy he received wasn’t helping.”

The Sunday People’s Save Our Soldiers campaign is calling for a radical overhaul of the way the MoD handles mental health of troops.

The MoD said it was “deeply saddened” by Jordon’s death.

A spokesman added: “There is a range of help available to serving and retired personnel, and we are determined to do all we can to ensure veterans know where they can turn in times of need.”

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