VATW UK

Great Britain or United Kingdom

Great Britain or United Kingdom

Formal Name

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Other Associated Flags

England Scotland
England Scotland
Wales Northern Ireland
Wales Northern Ireland

Location:

Europe

Status:

UN Country

Capital City:

London

Main Cities:

Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast

Population:

57,956,000

Area [sq.km]:

244,880

Currency:

1 pound sterling = 100 pence

Languages:

English, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Irish Gaelic (all official)

Religions:

Protestant, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, Judaism

I would like to start this page by giving a little information about myself:

I am a British ex-Bosnia veteran who served 9 years in the British Army. I was a Chef (Army Catering Corps now the Royal Logistic Corps) and along with a colleague and good friend of mine served in Tuzla (northern Bosnia), as well as; Vitez (central Bosnia and Battalion HQ) and Tomislavgrad (close the Croatian/Bosnia boarder).

During my time in the Army I served with several units including:

  • 26 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
  • 47 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
  • The Queens Dragoon Guards
  • The 13th / 18th Royal Hussars
  • The Light Dragoons

I also visited the following countries whist on exercises:

  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Bosnia
  • Croatia
  • Wales
  • England

I enjoyed the majority of my service in the Army and made some good friends. Unfortunately as with service life we move (or get posted) from one country to another and also within these countries, so I have lost contact with most of my friends now. I served in the following places in my career:

  • Aldershot (Training for 1 year)
  • Thorney Island (3+ years)
  • Germany (Wolfenbuttel & Bergen)

All the information you will require about Great Britain be it either; Help, Web-links or just advice about PTSD please click onto the PTSD Home Page button below and then just traverse the site as you feel suits you best.

During the construction of this website & the many hundreds of emails and Guest Book messages people have left for me one question was asked of me a few weeks ago which I guess I was expecting but still found hard to put up for public consumption. That was…

“I know you say you have been there but have you truly been there?”

I always expected to put more on about who I am and what happened to me but as many of you will understand, this is a very personal and difficult thing to do. It is like opening yourself up to many people who you do not know and who you do not know if you can trust (even more worrying) with this level of personal information about my life.

Well I am now going to answer that question so if you would like to click below you can read a little more. I will say that I am not (at this point) going to go into too much specific detail but will generalise events for you. I Believe that there are still personal areas here which need to stay that way.

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