Horror Of War Ste Nicholls | Bought The T-Shirt Podcast #163

Horror of war with Ste Nicholls. An open and frank discussion between former Royal Marines Commando Chris Thrall and Rifleman Ste Nicholls about war and the causes, effects and management of childhood and adult trauma (PTSD).

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Horror Of War  Ste Nicholls

Ste Nicholls talks about the  horror of war. The causes, effects and management of childhood and adult trauma (PTSD). This follows on from ‘The Gap’ interview in which John Dennett, a World War Two veteran, sat down with Ste, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, to discuss their experiences of war.

Transcript from ‘Horror Of War’ featuring Ste Nicholls

C – For friends at home, Steve’s got his own podcast which we will put links to underneath. You talk a lot about trauma, it comes up a lot on this my podcast and it’s something I’ve got experience of.  I think it’s only us guys who are making links between childhood trauma and upheaval. A typical sort of character whom will join the military and maybe feel a bit different. A sort of misplaced person in society.

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1 Para In Iraq | Steve Mathews | SFSG | #69

Steve Mathews fought with 1 Para in Iraq and went on to serve with the Special Forces Support Group. We learn from Steve all about the airborne brigade and it’s parachute course, plus his experience working alongside our Special Air Service and Special Boat Service.

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1 Para In Iraq | Steve Mathews | SFSG

Steve Mathews fought with 1 Para in Iraq and went on to serve with the Special Forces Support Group. Steve explains all about the airborne brigade, the death of the military policeman at at Majar al-Kabir, how 1 Para almost jumped into battle, how the parachute course is run and his current work as a civilian security contractor in Iraq. We discuss the parachute course at Brize Norton including the skyvan and the old balloon jump, and what it like to work alongside the Special Air Force (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS) and training, tactics and weapons.

Transcript from ‘1 Para In Iraq | Steve Mathews | SFSG’ podcast

Chris and Steve

C – Steve how are you brother?

S – I’m good thank you how are you?

C – I’m very well mate, thank you for asking. You’re in Iraq as we speak?

S – Yeah, currently on lockdown in Baghdad, Iraq yeah.

C – What position are you holding in there?

S – I’m basically working for a private security company. Part of the regional management team. So we basically oversee all the projects in our region and provide support for those projects.

C – If we go back to the beginning, it was 1 Para you were in?

S – Yeah, so I left school in the year 2000, always wanted to join the military, I had three other family members in the parachute regiment at the time, so my allegiance was to the parachute regiment. I was too young to join as an adult entry, so my only option was to go to the army foundation college in Harrogate…

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Arctic Warfare Training AWT | Royal Marines | #75

Arctic Warfare Training AWT | Royal Marines Commando Unit, features Chris Thrall talking about the commando’s training in Norway.

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Arctic Warfare Training AWT | Royal Marines Commando Unit

Ever wondered what it is like to fight in the Norwegian Arctic, carrying an eighty pound bergen on a pair of skis, jumping into ice-cold water and sleeping in a snowcave? In this podcast I talk about my arctic warfare training in Norway (AWT) in the first year of a Royal Marines Commando Unit.

Transcript snippet from ‘Arctic Warfare Training AWT’ podcast

Chris

C – Hello friends, I hope this finds you well. Welcome back to another in my what’s the royal marines really like series. I’ve been really looking forward to doing this for quite some time now, because I’m going to talk about Norway, which looking back at least was an experience I was so glad I went through, if maybe I wasn’t so happy at the time for reasons I’ll explain. So Norway is where the Royal Marines do their Arctic Warfare training. I first sort of came across the Norway experience as opposed to just hearing about it when I was on rear party at 42 Commando. So I left for training in February, bitterly cold when we did our commando tests and I went to 42 Commando which is at Bickley, just outside Plymouth, and I was on something called rear party which is basically guard duty. The reason being the whole unit were away on winter deployment or exercise and this was of course in Norway where 42 and 45 commando go every year, at least that’s how it was when I served…

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Skydiving Into The Sea With Sharks | Royal Marines | #90

Skydiving Into The Sea With Sharks, features James Glancy, a passionate wildlife conservationist, tv presenter and keen adventure sportsman. James was an Officer in the elite British Royal Marines and here he talks with Chris Thrall about his career, hosting Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ and presenting ‘Planet SOS’.

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Skydiving Into The Sea With Sharks | Royal Marines

James Glancy is a passionate wildlife conservationist and keen adventure sportsman. James is a host on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week and presents ‘Planet SOS,’ the environmental wildlife show on the Mail Plus. He has spent his life outdoors in wild and hostile places. As a child, James was taught to dive and swim with sharks by a former US Navy Seal who inspired him to join the British military. Over a 10 year military career, James was an Officer in the elite British Royal Marines. He deployed on multiple tours around the world, including three combat tours of Afghanistan. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) for leadership and bravery on the frontline. A keen military historian, James read Modern History at the University of Oxford, where he also Captained the Blues Varsity Boxing team. James is also a co-founder of international risk consultancy, AnotherDay. Since leaving the armed forces, James has returned to his childhood passion for wildlife and shark diving. He is now a Director of a conservation charity, Veterans 4 Wildlife, where he focuses on the preservation of African wildlife and combating the global trade in shark fins. James is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Transcript snippet from ‘Skydiving Into The Sea With Sharks | Royal Marines’ podcast

C – James, how are you Sir?

J – Good thanks Sir, always good to speak to a fellow bootneck, and finding out another one of us has made it onto the online and media industry.

C – A meagre foray I think you could say but it’s all exciting stuff. I have to say I’m really honoured James, I really am, for so many reasons, least of which is the work you’re doing to protect wildlife. I was just watching one of your videos there with the lions. I’ve lived in China and the odds are stacked against these beautiful creatures…

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SAS Who Dares Wins Colin Maclachlan | #41

SAS Who Dares Wins features Colin Maclachlan. I chat to this special forces legend and star of Chanel 4’s, ‘SAS Who Dares Wins’, about life in the elite British army regiment and becoming a celebrity.
 
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SAS Who Dares Wins Colin Maclachlan

I chat to special forces legend and star of Chanel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins Colin Maclachlan about life in the elite British army regiment and celebrity.

Transcript from ‘SAS Who Dares Wins Colin Maclachlan’ podcast

Chris and Colin

Chris – ‘Hello Friends, and welcome to another episode of the Bought The Tee Shirt podcast, as always I’m over the moon today because I’ve got yet another fascinating guest, a genuinely nice man. This gentleman supported me when I did my 999 mile run from John O Groats to Lands End, it really meant a lot to me and I’m proud to say hello to Colin MacLachlan.

Colin – It’s great to meet you virtually again, over zoom.

Chris – Yeah, and I should say I’m not one that’s big on introductions, but for those that don’t know Colin served how many years in the SAS?

Colin – So I served 18 years in the military. The first half with the Royal Scots, and the second half with the SAS …’

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SAS Elite Special Forces | Louis Rudd MBE | #30

SAS Elite Special Forces, features Louis Rudd MBE who also served in The Parachute regiment and Royal Marines. Louis also skied across the Antartic on a solo mission!

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Hello Friends!

After operating behind the lines in the world’s most brutal conflicts, SAS elite special forces Captain Louis Rudd MBE, a former Royal Marines Commando and member of the Parachute Regiment, skied across Antarctica SOLO, UNSUPPORTED and smashed the record book as he did. ‘Who Dares Wins’ If you’ve ever wondered who is better, paras vs marines, Lou’s story will surprise you!’

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