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Armed Forces Day 2012

Today is the day the country and the world helps to celebrate the nations Armed Forces by holding events up and down the length and breadth of the country. So today is a quick blog post to wish all my friends … Continue reading

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There is nothing like a Soldier

There is nothing like a Soldier. He loves a good time and drinks with his friends, his emotions are impenetrable yet his shoulders are soft for those that need someone to lean on. His hands are firm yet knows exactly where … Continue reading

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Old image re-edited.

A while back I added a previous version of this image in colour, I also had a few people kindly ask if this could be edited into B&W and I didn’t want to disappoint those who asked. Sorry its taken … Continue reading

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What a way to be 40

Well, I thought I would share my special day with you all, today is my 40th birthday and I know that all of you reading this will be thinking to yourselves ‘he doesn’t even look 40, maybe around 30’ or … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Hayley

Another request for one of the guys out here serving in Afghanistan, to Hayley, have a happy birthday and all his love, Gareth xxx Happy birthday Hayley from me and all those that follow Project Afghan. xx

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Each person has a story to tell

Over the some of the previous blog posts of 6 days in the sand, I told the story of how we lived whilst deployed out on operations in Afghanistan, what it was to live, fight and survive in the wastelands … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Sis

Just a quick message to one of my sisters back home in the UK. Happy Birthday xx

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6 days in the sand (The end is near)

Again I lie here in the sand writing this with the Afghan sun beating down upon me, 40+ degrees sapping my energy with the same beads of sweat collecting the same sand that has been on my body for days, … Continue reading

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Our home in the middle of nowhere

As I stepped of the helicopter I’m greeted by the intense heat that my new home will provide me over the forthcoming weeks, I’m also hit by the intense heat as I’m carrying my bag and bergan (army backpack) that … Continue reading

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The view from above

Sometimes it best to view the world and what Afghanistan is like from a different viewpoint. To view Afghanistan from the ground is a challenge simply because everyday the threat to life is real, it’s not simply the case of … Continue reading

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