Andy, 25, is a serving electrician in the Royal Air Force. Since the start of his service six years ago, he has volunteered to work at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan twice, supported Typhoon aircraft in the USA, and being a part of the medal giving ceremony at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. During his time on service, Andy had to be away from his wife Claire, three year-old son, Benjamin, and baby daughter, Rosie, missing Christmas and all four family birthdays in the process. This involved him being based in Camp Bastion for four months and working in the high security prison. As well as his service work and family commitments, Andy took part in The Lord Mayors Show in London earlier this month. Andy is now planning to volunteer once more, this time for SSAFA, a charity founded in to give support to servicemen and women and their families in the local community.
Afghan army sends reinforcements as Taliban close in on Lashkar Gah | World news | The Guardian
Afghan troops have pushed the Taliban back from a key southern city after the insurgents seized an area on its outskirts earlier this week, an official said today. The area known as Babaji, 12 kilometers from Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, is back under government control, said the Interior Ministry's spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi. He said reinforcements had arrived and a clearing operation was underway. Residents in the city reported hearing gunfire on the outskirts, but said shops and businesses remained open.
Time Difference to Afghanistan – Lashkar Gah
Ram Rahim rape verdict on Monday: Rohtak turned into a fortress, schools and colleges to remain shut. Haryana and Punjab ordered schools and colleges shut, suspended mobile services, beefed up security and threw a five-tier cordon around a Rohtak jail, where on Monday a judge will hand out punishment to self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for raping two disciples. The special CBI court will at 2.
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