I am a Army veteran and served in Northern Ireland during the troubles in the late seventies and eighties, Belize in Central America, the Falklands War with 2 Para and Sierra Leone.
After care of our brave servicemen and women, regular or reserve should be for life after serving their country; especially for those brave men and women who suffered life changing injuries or invisible illnesses such as PTSD. That said there are fantastic organisations that do help veterans including the veterans own unit, and they are very much appreciated for their hard work and compassion.
If the Government can financially support the enemy forces quite substantially when things go wrong then they should fully support their own heroes without a second thought. They can be very callous and the historical issues surrounding certain past incidents are proof of that. They should stop such harassment from organisations who see pound signs as a way of making a living rather than the compassion and support a veteran should have when putting his/her life on the line! Disgraceful but true. Some veterans in the forces today, unfortunately are simply - 'just a number.'
My books are free but a small donation to the Parachute Regiment Charity "Support our Paras" charity number 1131977 would be appreciated.
on Jan. 20, 2015 :
Tony Yarwood writes from the heart and notwithstanding his traumatic experiences he never looses site of the realities of life over the tragedies of war and conflicts wether it be in Northern Ireland the South Atlantic or the West coast of Africa. I was indeed fortunate to have Tony as my Company Sergeant Major when I was a Company Commander, I always valued his advice, direction and the occasional "do you really want to do it like that boss"
A true hero who has come through a difficult period in his life and whilst he may have some way to go reflects extremely well in Stretcher Bearer what goes through every soldiers mind.
On Operations you long for the safety of home, your family...... you return home and the hidden enemy creeps up on you when you least expect it and you realise that the conflict is only part of the journey - Tony should be commended for capturing those thoughts perfectly. Thank you for everything Tony.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
on Oct. 17, 2014 :
I read this book knowing the Author and his family from years gone by and have to say i could not stop reading from beginning to end. Such bravery and compassion had by all servicemen and women. A fantastic well put together account by Tony, brought tears to my eyes with emotion but also with pride for all our soldiers. So proud of you Tony to be brave enough to write all your experiences down for the public to educate themselves. Thank-you.... A must read. I have another of Tonys books waiting to be read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Dec. 31, 2013 :
This is a very good insight into the horrors of war for the people with no military experience of how a stretcher bearer has to show the same care and consideration to friend and foe alike.I am very proud to know the author of this book and would like to take this opportunity to thank him and the allied task forces how took part in this war.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on Dec. 23, 2013 :
Home for our heroes, gives a true account of what it is like on a modem day battlefield. The author locks you in from the very start, right up to the last page and gives you a full understanding of what it's really like under fire. I highly recommend it and can't wait for his next book. Truly gripping stuff!, well done.
Thomas C. Jackson, the author of Think Safe
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
on June 10, 2013 :
Excellent book, true story from a hero, you must read it would recommend it to everyone
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on June 05, 2013 :
This book highlights the couragous acts our war heroes have to face. Its really does show a completely different side to what goes on in a war zone and makes you really appreciate all our heroes past and present. This book is emotional, informative and I would definetely recommend reading it.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
on June 01, 2013 :
I read this book about stretcher bearers past and present and was very intrigued with the bravery of these soldiers you never really hear about in the news - amazing people. A brilliant honest read in plain and simple talk.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)