Battle-Scarred To Bushcraft | Nick Goldsmith 45 Commando #297

Battle-Scarred To Bushcraft, features Nick Goldsmith, a veteran of 45 Commando who completed four tours of Afghanistan.

Battle-Scarred To Bushcraft | Nick Goldsmith 45 Commando Royal Marines

Nick Goldsmith is a veteran Royal Marines Commando and served for eleven years with the corps. He completed four tours of Afghanistan, as well as other overseas operations. After suffering personal issues, he was diagnosed with PTSD and spent four years in a military recovery centre. Nick retrained as a Bushcraft Instructor and in 2015, he and his wife set up Hidden Valley Bushcraft. Going from strength to strength, Nick’s YouTube channel has a rapidly growing audience.

Transcript from ‘Battle-Scarred To Bushcraft’ podcast

Nick – One of my other roles was to drive a light-skinned Land Rover or a Jackal, which was one of these new-age fancy 6.8 liter super turbocharged engine things. The only downside is that and Land Rover had about this much armor, just two doors armor plated, doors strapped on that finished about sort of shoulder height and that was it. The rest was just, take your chance you know. You’re rolling around in a wadi with a 50 cal barrel inches behind your head.

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