Theatre Review: The Two Worlds of Charlie F

I’m struggling to find words to describe this play that don’t sound completely trite or overly effusive. Why? Because it was, with out a doubt, one of the best plays I’ve ever seen.Mainly because it isn’t just a play. The majority of the men and women on the stage are UK Armed Forces personnel – … Continue reading Theatre Review: The Two Worlds of Charlie F

Book Review: Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury

Rating: 5 out of 5Category: Military MemoirThis book is the very powerful, and at times uncomfortable, story of Patrick Bury’s journey through officer training at Sandhurst, into the Royal Irish Regiment and then out to Afghanistan in 2008 in command of 7 Platoon, Ranger Company, who were stationed in F.O.B Sangin in Helmand Province.Patrick writes … Continue reading Book Review: Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury

A very short meta on the canonical relationship between Sherlock and John in BBC’s Sherlock

At the moment, as most of you know, I am researching the British involvement in the current Afghanistan conflict and thus am reading everything I can lay my hands on about our solider's lives and experiences on the front line. On my way to Paris last week I read Callsign Hades by Patrick Bury (which … Continue reading A very short meta on the canonical relationship between Sherlock and John in BBC’s Sherlock