EX-SERVICEMEN from Tyldesley are backing a national campaign for an inquiry into the health problems of Gulf War Veterans.

The Royal British Legion is renewing its call for more action to investigate the illnesses that veterans of the Gulf War, the Balkans and Kosovo have developed.

They also want fears over the possible effects of depleted uranium to be investigated.

The Tyldesley branch, which has 65 members, is in full agreement with the campaign.

Jack Robinson, welfare officer, said: "It is quite clear that if there is found to be a connection between illnesses and weapons that were used compensation should be given out. We fully support any action that is taken on behalf of veterans or their families."

The Legion has called for a full public inquiry.