ANYONE who has spent any time with the military knows that by and large, our armed forces take care of their own. But not always.

Anne-Marie Ellement took her own life at Bulford Barracks in part because she was bullied and raped and because of“work-related despair.” Her experiences have been well documented and a fresh investigation has now been launched.

Her family believe, with justification, that Anne-Marie was let down by the Army and was treated appallingly. The Army has apologised for its failures. But there are many lessons to be learnt.