Sunday, August 02, 2009

Cheese & Processed Meat

Sunday August 2nd 2009

With very hour passing we are getting closer to embed and the fears that it brings with it. You cannot hide from your own soul and the fear that perhaps something bad will happen, July has been the worst month for casualties of troops here, the scary statistics are the ones that do not make headlines the injuries and number of amputations. The Military Hospital at Camp Bastion in Helmand has had to call in extra Surgeons to deal with the sheer number of victims being bought in. The call for more doctors and surgeons seems to be ignored, as headlines continue to concentrate on the call for more troops.

I have written previously about nerves before going to the frontline, lucky omens and charms I carry. Am I nervous, the simple answer is yes. It is going to be tough and dangerous, each trip to Afghanistan seems to get that little bit more tense.

Packed cheese and canned processed meat for sandwiches for breakfast tomorrow, as they say its game time.


Anonymous said...

Bottom line...Come back safe Mal.
Thanks to you and all our Military men. We won't miss any of your words or pictures coming out of that hell hole showing us the realities of Afghanistan and this war..Enjoy the cheese and processed meat.

Roger said...

stay safe Mal. very much admire what you do.

Anonymous said...

I hate war Mal...mainly because it is always the good guys who go to fight and defend us and report on it....the rotten ones all stay behind. Will be thinking of you while snapping photos of wildlife here in the safety, relatively speaking, of home. Thanks once again for being you and doing what you do.
long time fan of Military and Mal James.

Anonymous said...

Have you still got your red kerchief in your back pocket & perhaps a G&B bar? ;-)