Lieutenant Matt Galante

Lt Matt Galante

Lt Matt Galante

Lt Matt Galante is an officer in 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.  He commands a Police Advisory Team (PAT) in Southern Nahr-e-Saraj district Helmand province.

This is Matt’s second tour of Afghanistan.

5 December 2011
The Afghan experience
Matt explains how all the pre-deployment training can dull the senses to all the experiences the soldiers encounter in Afghanistan: “…and all of a sudden you find yourself completely nonplussed about sharing your bedspace with rats and being occasionally woken by gunfire.”
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14 November 2011
Life in Paind Kalay police station
Matt writes about where he is currently living in Paind Kalay police station, Nahr e-Saraj district, which is headed up by the charismatic and highly regarded Lieutenant Mohammad Wali.
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7 November 2011
Returning to Afghanistan
In his first blog, Matt writes about returning to Afghanistan and explains how much things have changed in the past five years.
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