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.”
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.
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.