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MILITARY MOVE: Amersham resident shares insight into Army experience

 Published on: 8th August 2023   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A British Army officer from Amersham is fulfilling his ambition to be “part of something bigger”, after taking part in Europe’s largest military exercise of 2023.

Captain Jonathon Nice, 29, recently took part in Exercise Spring Storm in Estonia, which saw 14,000 land, sea and air personnel from 11 NATO countries training together.

Jonathon is an adjutant in the Queen’s Royal Hussars (QRH) and during the recent deployment, worked in intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance.

Speaking about why he decided to join the army, Jonathon said: “I had considered it when at school. When I went to university, I wanted something more than working in an office nine to five.

“I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself, part of a family regiment, and to be looked after by the people around me. And I wanted an opportunity to deploy around the world, as part of an organisation that means something and has an effect.”

Jonathon added that the biggest challenge of his career is being away from loved ones, but the camaraderie of his colleagues is a significant helping hand in coping with this.

He said: “I’m married and have a son who is nearly one, so being away from them is always a challenge. Everyone in the army understands it and that’s why it is so important to have those personal relationships and build trust among the team you are working in.

“Having shared adversity really brings you together as a group of people and that’s an environment I enjoy being in because of the culture of the QRH.”

Photo Credit: Britsh Army

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