insurgents attacked Camp Bastion air field.
They managed to gain entry,
and a number of British forces and Ally forces
were unfortunately injured, and some were quite fatal, so.
Some of the guys that were injured out there were part
of the squadron that we were due to relieve.
So as these guys who were injured had to come back
to the UK for medical treatment,
they initially looked to the next squadron
that's due to deploy to see if they could get any guys
to come out to help bolster their numbers.
And kind of in a way, my
paperwork was all in order.
I'd got all my tests passed, my medical stuff I have in,
so I was picked to deploy early
and to take over one of these guy's jobs
before my squadron was due to deploy, so.
I kind of knew that it would happen anyway
because we kind of, like I said,
because all the tests and that were passed
and we were ready to go.
Kind of made sense, so.
We went out there, did the, this is my first time
at Camp Bastion, as well.
I was a little bit further south into Helmand Province,
a little bit closer to the dangerous areas.
I kind of knew each time that I was deploying
that obviously the threat was getting higher.
The opportunities for us to become injured
or hurt was probably greater.
But again, we were doing the armed services
and the armed forces, so for us to be at home,
was where obviously it was to create a safer environment
for the people back at home
and for the people that we are deployed out there
trying to secure so they can do their job