not particularly in my family.
Or even anybody close to me for that matter
and I wanted to join the RAF, this was 2003
right at the height of the Iraq conflict,
we were in Afghanistan
as a country
for the reasons that we went in there
and therefore it was such a challenge for my family
to accept the fact that I was choosing to join
this organization that in the period
of live conflict so to speak.
So, actually nobody in my family thought
it was a good idea.
My mother though,
I phoned my mother because my mother lives in Kenya
and she did then and she does now
and her told I'd like to join the military, mom,
what do you think?
And she said if that's what you want,
then I'll pray for you
because my mother's very religious,
I'll pray that it all works out your way
and so, I ignored everybody else.
I thought if my mother supports me,
forget what everybody else thinks,
I'll go through with it.