I served in Afghanistan, Africa and the UK. I was the first British soldier to refuse to serve in Afghanistan on legal and moral grounds. Threatened with years in prison, I challenged and beat the military on the charge of desertion; which was withdrawn before trial to avoid a public examination of the War on Terror.
Today, I am a writer and film-maker. I have narrated and presented a four-part series called The Soldier Myth. This is now available to watch free on Youtube and draws on the testimonies of recent Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, as well as historians, academics, activists and family members of those killed in the wars.
I’ve written for the Independent, the Guardian, The Huffington Post, New Internationalist, Souciant Magazine and Military History Monthly among others.
My first book Soldier Box will be published by Verso Books in June 2013.