Monday 24 March 2014 by Alison Wishart. No comments.
Opinion, views and commentary, Personal Stories Tarin Kot, Al Minhad, army life, Afghanistan

Day 15 - Hurry up and wait

Like parents who get their children's names muddled up, the three blokes I am travelling with often get each other's names confused. So now they are called G1, G2 and G3, and collectively, the G-force. 

I am known as 'Dead eye dick", because I shot 13 out of 13 rounds on target with the pistol. However, the enemy would probaby be on top of me before I managed to line up the shot and pull the trigger. As someone who advocates that war should always be a last resort, I never expected to be learning to fire a pistol!

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Friday 21 March 2014 by Alison Wishart. No comments.
Opinion, views and commentary, Personal Stories Al Minhad, plane pulls, C130 Hercules, avionics

Day 8 - Brown bears, angry birds and plane pulls

Culture is a curious thing. We create it, shape it and mould it to suit ourselves and our circumstances.  The military has its own culture, which is characterised by conformity. Everyone looks the same (women have to wear their hair in a bun, men must be clean shaven, no jewellry is permitted), dresses in the same uniform and speaks the same lingo of abbreviations and acronymns strung together with verbs. 

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Thursday 13 March 2014 by Alison Wishart. No comments.
Opinion, views and commentary, Personal Stories environment, Al Minhad, UAE

Day 4 - Moonscape

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