Signaller Mike Leonidas is a Communications Systems Operator (CS Op) currently stationed with 20 Armoured Brigade HQ and Signal Squadron (200), based in Sennelager, Germany.
He is deployed on Op HERRICK 15 where he is employed as Rear Link Detachment (RLD) Signaller, responsible for providing communications from a small Patrol Base in Northern Nad-E Ali District. Sig Leonidas is working with A Company Estonian Ops Team.
10 January 2010
Nothing has changed apart from me
“Standing in the Sangers on guard duty sometimes I really do wonder how they get on with everyday life in a warzone. I spend a lot of time speaking to an Afghan interpreter, he is my age but conflict is all he has known. He wishes peace for his country, but agrees that force is sometimes needed.”
28 November 2011
No dramas with the Estonians
As Mike and his camp-mates settle into a routine, Mike grows a moustache for charity, has marriage in mind and yearns for a takeaway – ‘happy days’.
3 November 2011
Being polite or learning a few phrases of Dari and Pashtu goes a long way
In Mike’s second blog he tells us about learning multiple languages, keeping communications open, and bonding with his Afghan and Estonian camp mates.
12 October 2011
The lights from each compond glowed beneath as we flew towards our destination
In his first blog from a patrol base in Helmand province, Sig Leonidas explains the arrival in Afghanistan, final training and an emotional flight across the province to his new home for the next six months.