I started out reading “An Ordinary Soldier by Doug Beattie MC”, on loan from the local library. I found it an interesting account of the war in Afghanistan. You get a very realistic idea of the conditions that our frontline troops serve in and their camaraderie.
Then I took out the “Joint Force Harrier by Commander Ade Orchard” whilst I still had Doug Beattie’s book. Yes, I often have two or more books that I am actively reading, basically switching between them. That was the case here and then I realised that they were talking about exactly the same war and time. The Army on the ground with the Royal Navy providing air cover/support.
Then whilst reading the books I found a video by Sean Langan on Youtube “Fighting the Taliban (Modern Military Documentary) Real Stories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtC1hVA7pXE which covered the events in both books. This enabled me to at least see the people fighting the ground war.