Private Miguel Edwards is a TA soldier currently serving with 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (The Tigers). He is a banker for Lloyds Bank in the civilian world but currently serving in Afghanistan as a rifleman in an infantry company.
I joined the Territorial Army just over 3 years ago with the view to going on operations. I had always had a keen interest in the armed forces, and so I thought I would give it a go. Living in Heyward’s Heath I chose my local regiment, 3 PWRR. I wanted to do soldiering and felt the best way to achieve that was to join an infantry battalion.
14 December 2011
From Heath to Helmand: Double life of a TA rifleman
Miguel has arrived in Helmand province, following his extensive training with the TA and settles well into Helmand life. “The local nationals now recognise us as a security force for their benefit. The children enjoy engaging with us and the constant cries of ‘Hey ISAF! Bis-quit?’ or ‘Pin?’ ‘choc-lit?’ are common on patrol.