The FALKLANDS WAR Horror You NEVER Hear | 40th Anniversary

The Falklands War horror you never hear, features Sean from the Royal Navy chatting with Chris about war and traumatic stress disorder.

The FALKLANDS WAR Horror You NEVER Hear | 40th Anniversary

Sean and Chris chat about the horrors of war and post traumatic stress disorder. Sean is a veteran of the Royal Navy and his father served as a Royal Marine. Sadly, Sean’s father suffered with PTSD and took his own life.

Transcript from ‘The FALKLANDS WAR Horror You NEVER Hear’ podcast

Sean – My trade was survival equipment and I worked closely with air crew and stuff like that. I did some survival, so basically packing life rafts, parachutes and anything that you get air crew to do. I did 5 drills dunker air, which was running around new forest and getting stripped naked afterwards. The interrogation bit that was easy so I got marked above average from joint services interrogation organization. I did a few ships company drafts squadrons of 771, search and rescue and bounced around Illustrious. Then out in the middle east a bit.

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Tumbledown The True Story | Cpt Robert Lawrence MC Scots Guards

Tumbledown the true story, features Captain Robert Lawrence of the Scots Guards, who lost 43% of his brain from a sniper’s bullet.

Tumbledown The True Story | Cpt Robert Lawrence MC Scots Guards

Captain Robert Lawrence MC, is a former British Army officer with the Scot’s Guards. Whilst fighting in the battle for Mount Tumbledown, Robert was severely wounded by a bullet going through his skull. The Argentine sniper then fired shots at a Scout Helicoptor which was evacuating the wounded. Awarded the Military Cross for bravery, he spent a year in a wheelchair, being almost completely paralyzed.

Robert had lost 43% of his brain. Doctors predicted he would never walk again, but to their amazement, he eventually regained most movement. Robert retains a slight limp and a paralyzed left arm. The story was adapted into a BBC television play, starring Colin Firth.

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Robert – At the time in the battle, I ran out of ammunition. I’d already taken the decision to throw my mags and I took to picking up Argentinian F.N.’s.

The trouble with that is because you never know what’s in it when you bring it. Could be completely empty so I wasn’t going to throw away my S.L.R. I had the misfortune of stupidly thinking I could change the mag on an F.N. It looks so like an S.L.R. but it has a different magazine clip. When people are shooting at you, you don’t stop and start examining the weapon you’re holding. So that’s how I ended up with the two weapons. They translated that into some sort of ‘True-Grit’ firing with both hands, which was pretty much bollocks. Myself on a ridge with my arms in the air shouting, ‘Isn’t this fun?’, well that’s bollocks as well.

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SHOT In Afghanistan | Special Boat Service | Bought The T-Shirt #251

Shot in Afghanistan features Toby Gutteridge, who was a Special Boat Service soldier, left paralyzed from a bullet through his neck.

SHOT In Afghanistan | Special Boat Service | Toby Gutteridge | Bought The T-Shirt

Toby Gutteridge is a former member of the Special Boat Service. He is also one of the youngest ever recruits to pass their elite selection process. Shot through the neck whilst operating behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, he was unable to breathe for over 20 minutes. Doctors recommended his life-support machine be switched off. With a defiant spirit, Toby pulled through and rebuilt his life. After returning to formal education, Toby attained a first-class honours degree and now runs his own company called, ‘Bravery’. Toby’s book, ‘Never Will I Die’, is a passionate account of life triumphing over death.

Transcript from ‘Shot In Afghanistan’ podcast

Toby – On an operation a sniper got me in their crosshairs and luckily it just winged me. Basically it was a million dollar wound I suppose. One inch to the left and it probably would have taken my arm completely off. It was the Dragonov sniper rifle. If that had been one inch to the left, it would have hit the bone of my upper shoulder and probably would have taken my arm completely off. I would have had to have it amputated so yes, very lucky there. As it went straight clean through and I was back out on the ground soon afterwards.

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Middle East Suppression To Worldwide Kingdom | Podcast #249

Middle east suppression to worldwide kingdom features Khaled Ekermawi, who escaped the hands of an abusive culture to become a life coach.

Middle East Suppression To Worldwide Kingdom

Khaled Ekermawi escaped from the hands of an abusive culture and death threats to become a confidence and empowerment coach. He created his Path To Kingdom, to add value and help to other people’s lives. He holds several degrees, including a post graduate degree in law and a master of arts degree in translation. His mission is to offer incredible life lessons through coaching, helping to empower people to live successful lives.

Transcript from ‘Middle East Suppression To Worldwide Kingdom’ podcast

Khaled – My father was called Abu Khaled because I’m the eldest in my family. I have two boys I’m really incredibly proud of them. I’m not trying to like praise myself but this came out of years and years of healing. In one point because I was rejected out of my culture and beaten and there was a time where I was tortured in prison.

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I Lost EIGHT Stone & RAN A 100-MILE Ultramarathon | Podcast #248

I Lost eight stone & ran a 100 mile ultramarathon, features Richard Wilcox, a veteran of the Staffordshire Regiment.

I Lost EIGHT Stone & RAN A 100-MILE Ultramarathon

Richard Wilcox served with the Staffordshire Regiment. After suffering with PTSD, Richard became seriously overweight during the first lockdown period in 2020. He decided to change his lifestyle. After watching videos of ultra running online, he was inspired to take up the sport. He signed up for a 100 mile race and spent a year in intense training. By the end of that year, he’d lost eight stone in the process.

Richard has now taken on 30 marathons in thirty days, to raise money for the mental health charity, Combat Stress. In total, Richard ran for 150 hours and covered more than 790 miles. He’d climbed a total elevation of 61,582ft, equating to getting to the summit of Everest twice. So far, his extraordinary efforts have raised just over £1,500 for Combat Stress. Thank you to Andrew Marshall for bringing Richard’s story to our attention.

Transcript from ‘I Lost EIGHT Stone & RAN A 100-MILE Ultramarathon’ podcast

Richard – I used to get pretty out of breath just going up the stairs and just walking up a slight incline. A hill would have me out of breath and I would have to stop if it was a big hill. There was one ill on holiday and it was probably about 500 meters, with quite a steep incline. I’d stop off wide just for a breather and my grandkids on another holiday were making fun of me.

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Losing Two Young Daughters | Gary Anderson | Bought The T-Shirt #247

Losing two young daughters, features security guard Gary Anderson, who tragically lost two daughters to twin-to-twin syndrome.

Losing Two Young Daughters | Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson and his wife were dealt the cruel blow that their daughters were diagnosed with twin-to-twin syndrome. Tragically, baby Alana died within three days of being born and Dana lost her fight for life after 23 days. To find some way of channeling his emotions, Gary decided to write a book entitled, ‘Daddy and the Two Bears’. His book offers hope to all that read it. A must-read!

Transcript from ‘Losing Two Young Daughters’podcast

Gary – I met Michelle on my birthday in 1999 and I was going overseas. My friend was a mercenary overseas and I was going over there and wanting something to put a bullet into my head. My old boss was down there and he was having trouble with drug dealers. We went down to the pub to sort the drug dealers out and Michelle was in the pub. Going into counselling, it didn’t work for me and I was under the psychologist for eight years battling with that.

You know I don’t believe in coincidences, I believe in fate and I think that was. Some people might think it’s a lot of crap but I do believe in that you know?

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Record Breaking Cyclist & World Triathlon Champion | Kate Strong | #246

Record breaking cyclist & world triathlon, features Kate Strong who is an Olympic world champion triathlon athlete.

Record Breaking Cyclist & World Triathlon Champion

Kate Strong became the World Triathlon Champion in 2014 after events in her life had spiralled out of control. Financially in debt, she took up running and became the world’s best athlete in her field. Kate became a performance and leadership coach before reaching the summit of Mount Blanc with her 71 year old father. In 2021 Kate undertook three world record attempts in cycling and has no plans for taking things easy. Her positive spirit and podcasts are an inspiration for people who are struggling to push forward in life. In 2023, Kate and her partner will be undertaking a mammoth bike ride to raise awareness of global health. Their journey will take them around the coastline of England, Scotland and Wales, which is approximately 3000 miles.

Transcript from ‘Record Breaking Cyclist’ podcast

Kate – I was running in the blue mountains where I lived in Australia at the time and it was a great way for me to build up that integrity and put myself first. There’s the three sisters and lived very close to there actually in a place called Blackheath. I was in one of those towns very near to the the three sisters and there was a bush fire and it’s just smoke everywhere and I stopped for a bit to have a look.

I was quite pleased to get back in my hire car and bug out of there. Yes it’s very wild and we forget sometimes. I live in Britain now and we forget how wild the world is you know?

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Falklands War 40th Anniversary | UNTOLD Stories | Bought The T-Shirt

Falklands War 40th Anniversary features veterans from the army, navy and marines, who fought to retake the British Islands.

Falklands War 40th Anniversary | UNTOLD Stories

The Falklands War was instigated on April 2nd 1982, when General Galtieri’s Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. 68 Royal Marines who were newly stationed on the islands, fought a determined battle against overwhelming Argentine forces. With little options available, Governor Rex Hunt implimented a ceasefire, asking the Royal Marines to stand-down. Unfortunately for the Argentine forces, Margaret Thatcher’s government was intent on retaking British territory back. Her government quickly set about sending a taskforce over 8000 miles, to take back the islands. In this Falklands 40th anniversary podcast, we hear from the troops who won the battles. Their actions ultimately led to Galtieri’s dictatorship coming to an end.

Transcript from ‘Falklands War 40th Anniversary’ podcast

Ricky – There were not quite 70 of us today and when we come back, we’re bringing the whole corps and there’ll be seven thousand of us. He said, you should have seen him, the guy was crying.

Andy – The company commander had called us in and he told us about the battle of Goose Green. That was the 28th of May. That was the day Colonel Jones was killed with 17 others of his battalion. I was in the first land battle and up to that point, we had no idea it was happening. My mother in Wales knew more about the Falklands war than I did and it came as a complete surprise to discover a battalion attack had been put in. It was a very gutsy thing to do and I’ve got great respect for the paras who were massively outnumbered with none of the support they expected.

To hear their C.O. had been killed along with everybody else was a real shock. The BBC world service told the world, including the enemy that we were about to attack. Colonel Jones said to his own group that he was going to sue the bastards when he got back and obviously he didn’t.

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