Leading journalist Andrew Gilligan believes some charities are fraudulent and exploiting donations from official sources.
Gilligan, whose claims of a 'dodgy dossier' were central to the protests around Britain's invasion of Iraq in 2003, told Paul Ross: "There are more than 300 military charities often overlapping and duplicating and some of them are more or less outright frauds."
He added: "I do think there needs to be a bit of a clear-out in the military charity sector.
“I think it’s wrong for [charity] chief executives and their senior staff to treat themselves as some of them do, in the same way as executives of a profit-making business
"They get sort of exempted from scrutiny because people think 'how can this possibly be a bad thing, they’re trying to do good'.
“They’re massive some of them, they need the same level of scrutiny as anything else."
Listen to the full interview above