Soldiers’ families are being forced to live in squalid, unhealthy conditions by a private firm responsible for maintaining their homes.
The Defence Secretary – Michael Fallon – has now launched an official probe after the shocking allegations were revealed.
Around 1000 complaints are apparently made each week by families suffering in poor conditions.
Compalints have included holes in ceilings, mouldy walls, and not having cookers for up to four months.
Contractor CarillionAmey will now be grilled by officials from the Ministry of Defence.
CarillionAmey is responsible for maintaining 45,000 service family homes in the UK.
“That’s why I’m going to call in the chief executives of Carillion and Amey to identify what can be done to improve this situation as soon as possible.”