After the army, I had post-traumatic stress disorder. Now I run a cafe
I loved the army. It gave me a structure and a sense of camaraderie I will never forget. I could just about deal with the racial abuse I experienced at the beginning of my army career and I came to see it as family. But I wasn’t prepared for the impact those years of service would have on the rest of my life.
I served in Northern Ireland and Cyprus. Army life gave me a structure that I think I took for granted at the time and when I left the army I struggled. I don’t know why, but I know what it felt like – I was like a boat without a sail or a rudder. People talk about the transition from... read more
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