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Bomb disposal expert to talk about life on the frontline

 Published on: 10th May 2018   |   By: Ryan Gray   |   Category: Uncategorized

A bomb disposal expert is coming to Chorleywood to talk about his life as a soldier in Afghanistan.

Kim Hughes will be at the The Junction on June 4 to promote his new book Painting the Sand which takes an in-depth look at science, bombs, and what happens to the human psyche when every day at work might be your last.

Kim is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in the British Army.

He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan during which he defused 119 improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence.

Chorleywood Bookshop said: “This isn’t just another Afghanistan memoir, but one of the best memoirs that will come out of a ten-year struggle and you can meet the man himself.

“For one night only we will see what life was truly like for troops on the ground and experience a first-hand account from a soldier who faced danger with every step he took on enemy terrain.”

Tickets are charged at £10.00 and will include a glass of wine or a beer, while Painting the Sand will be available for £8.99 on the night.

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