Ep 048: SSgt Ben Garwood - British SAS Veteran
Military Veterans Podcast
by Gavin Watson / Ben Garwood
6d ago
Ben joined the Parachute Regiment within the British Army in 1997, and served 23 years across multiple areas including, the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME), Pathfinders (PF), and finishing with the British Special Air Service (SAS), reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSgt). In this episode Ben talks about growing up and wanting to join the Royal Marines, before ending up joining the Parachute Regiment, in the British Army. He shares life with 2 PARA before transferring to the REME, and then transferring back to 2 PARA, with a deployment to Iraq in 2005. Ben wanted and ne ..read more
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Ep 047: LCpl Steve Enright - British Army Veteran
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by Gavin Watson / Steve Enright
1M ago
Steve joined the British Army in 1986 and served for 12 years, as part of The Queen’s Regiment, which later amalgamated and became part of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR). He reached the rank of Lance Corporal (LCpl). In this episode Steve talks about joining the British Army as a Junior Soldier at Shorncliffe, before heading to Bassingbourn Barracks. He shares being posted to Canterbury, then moving over to Aldergrove in Northern Ireland, and followed by a move over to Episkopi in Cyprus. Steve also shares a tour to the Falkland Islands, and then another posting to Northern Ir ..read more
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Veteran Viewpoint 20: Richard Foster
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by Gavin Watson / Richard Foster
3M ago
Full Episode: Ep 020 - Sgt Richard Foster from 10th January 2022. In this Veteran Viewpoint: Richard talks about living with PTSD and coping by being busy and structuring his life around having no down time. This included becoming a lawyer and owning his own ranch. He also wrote a book about his time in the Vietnam War, to help others understand what it's like fighting a war on the ground,  called Kilo 3. Lastly Richard gives some great advice for people thinking of joining the military and also great advice for veterans out there - talk to another veteran. Watch Full Episode on YouTu ..read more
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Veteran Viewpoint 19: Gaz Crick
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by Gavin Watson / Gaz Crick
4M ago
Full Episode: Ep 019 - SSgt Gaz Crick from 10th December 2021. In this Veteran Viewpoint: Gaz talks about his transition out of the British Army, creating his own business Northern Signs/Northern Wraps, which is still going strong and growing. He gives advice to people leaving the military and wanting to venture down the route of building their own business and following their passion. He also gives advice for anyone wanting to join the military, and the opportunities that might show up. Watch Full Episode on YouTube: Part 1: youtu.be/H7ftyzYk5Wc Part 2: youtu.be/4UNLq6VjcbM TikTok:tikto ..read more
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Ep 046: Sgt Stu Hale - British Parachute Regt Veteran
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by Gavin Watson / Stu Hale
4M ago
Stu initially joined the Royal Marines Commandos in 1998, then moved over to the Parachute Regiment in the British Army and served for a total of 17 years, reaching the rank of Sergeant (Sgt). He specialised as a Sniper. In this episode Stu talks about going through and completing training at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM), before choosing to move over to the British Parachute Regiment. He shares operational tours in Northern Ireland and Iraq, and was also part of exchange programs with American and Italian Paras. Plus the steps he took in becoming a Sniper. Stu also shares o ..read more
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Veteran Viewpoint 18: Thom Shea
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by Gavin Watson / Thom Shea
5M ago
Full Episode: Ep 018 - SCPO Thom Shea from 10th November 2021. In this Veteran Viewpoint: Thom discusses the challenge of leaving the military and the SEAL teams after 23 years service, with steps forward in writing books and creating a leadership company to help businesses and individuals. Thom also shares some great advice for people thinking of joining the military, and advice for veterans out there, which includes finding something that scares you. Watch Full Episode on YouTube: Part 1: youtu.be/-I3ugxVDOF4 Part 2: youtu.be/PqJEZa5oxy4 TikTok:tiktok.com/@militaryveteranspodcast Insta ..read more
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Ep 045: Maj Sally Orange MBE - British Army Veteran
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by Gavin Watson / Sally Orange MBE
5M ago
Sally joined the British Army Reserves (previously Territorial Army) in 1998, and served for 22 years, reaching the rank of Major (Maj). Sally was a Physiotherapist within the Royal Army Medical Corps. In this episode Sally talks about joining the Officers’ Training Corps, and shares how she also joined the British Army Reserves. She did 8 years as part of the Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS), which included a deployment to Afghanistan in her role as a Physiotherapist, and being the Officer Commanding (OC) for her department. Sally also shares her journey leaving the British Army Reserves, a ..read more
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Ep 044: Chf Tech Dinga Bell - Royal Air Force Veteran
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by Gavin Watson / Dinga Bell
6M ago
Dinga joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1963, and served for 37 years as an Aircraft Engineer, reaching the rank of Chief Technician (Chf Tech). In this episode Dinga talks about joining the RAF through the RAF Apprenticeship Scheme, and learning the basic skills as an Aircraft Engineer, before being stationed at many different locations around the world. Which included the UK, Singapore and Germany, where he gained experience working on many aircraft from Hawker Hunter jets to Wessex helicopters. Dinga also shares being stations around the UK in the latter part of his career, where he got ..read more
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Ep 043: RDML Tim Gallaudet - U.S. Navy Veteran
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by Gavin Watson / Tim Gallaudet
7M ago
Tim joined the U.S. Navy (USN) in 1985, as part of the Naval Academy and served for 32 years, reaching the rank of 1 Star Rear Admiral (RDML). He served as a Meteorology and Oceanography officer. In this episode Tim talks about joining the U.S Navy and moving towards being stationed on a Hydrographic Survey Vessel - the USNS Harkness. He also served at Naval Station Rota in Spain, as well as USS Peleliu and USS Kitty Hawk. USS Kitty Hawk deployment saw him be part of a team that conducted some of the first strikes into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. Tim also shares his time as a 1 Star ..read more
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Veteran Viewpoint 15: Seth Macy
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by Gavin Watson / Seth Macy
8M ago
Full Episode: Ep 015 - SrA Seth Macy from 10th August 2021. In this Veteran Viewpoint: Seth shares how he felt when he left the U.S. Air Force, and moved to a job working on the same military base where he perviously served, due to his wife still on active duty. He talks about being a veteran and going back to college, the different jobs and roles he tried before finding his place at IGN (Imagine Games Network), which allows him to follow his passion of video games. Lastly, Seth gives some great advice for people serving, and a certain mindset for people to have when leaving the military ..read more
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