Letter from Afghanistan – surviving combat

Coaching soldiers under fire is at best challenging. But surely any coaching is better than none at all? Eliot Glover The British Army has more than 100 uniformed solicitors and barristers, recruited from civilian practice, commissioned and put through the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. One of the principal roles of the Army Legal Services is to deploy its officers on operations as specialists in military and international law, which is how I ended up in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, in May last year. Operational deployments mean working seven days a week,...

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