I am a 55 year old Father of two married to my wife Tricia of 27 Years. I served in 12 Regiment Royal Artillery on the Rapier multi missile air defence system. I saw action both in the Falklands war and Northern Ireland. After injuring my knees whilst in Northern Ireland I left the Army and turned my hand to writing, my first book not for queen and country about my time in war was published in 1998 and I am now not far off completing my second book we spoke in whispers which will be available soon. This book tells of my childhood and the hardship of being very poor and my Mothers addiction to alcohol and the fight for survival each and every day.
My blog starts today it will cover the thoughts, Ideas and opinions of how I see it. News on matters regarding the military of all nations and the political landscape of how and where our military are deployed around the world and more much more. I don’t seek to change opinion or anger people and I know I will get things wrong so I am always happy to hear other people’s views and admit where I have got it wrong. If you have any questions regarding my book(s) or other matters please ask and I will try to answer them as honestly as possible. Enter Edwards site Here
(RG) I served with Edward in the Falklands War and highly recommend his book.
Those that have never experienced War will always think War a good idea,
The Royal Artillery Prayer
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who dost everywhere lead
thy people in the way of righteousness, Vouchsafe so as to lead the
Royal Regiment of Artillery, That wherever we serve, on land or sea or in
the air, We may win the glory of doing thy will Amen.
A quarter of homeless people are ex-services and 5,000 former service personnel are in prison.
The Red Poppy Company.
Did you know that each year an average of ten Falklands veterans commit suicide, this means that more soldiers have killed themselves since the end of that war than the fewer than two hundred and fifty eight who died during it.
(Source: Times cover story 12/11/02)
A "tsunami" of mental health problems resulting from the war in Iraq is "headed our way," - -
Ex-servicemen make up a quarter of homeless people in Britain, according to Shelter and the government's social exclusion unit.
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