Salisbury-based author now retired, Brigadier Ian McGill has decided to share his memories on service in the British Army, in which he covered many different military operations and experiences.

His newly-published book Every Day is Different, describes a career illustrated with photos. including some poignant moments and insights.

Ian was brought up on a farm in Zimbabwe, described in the first chapter of the book and giving the reader a glimpse of a different culture from the outset! He now lives in Salisbury, England, with his wife, Mary. His recollections range from the conflicts in Northern Ireland, Kuwait and Bosnia to building a road in Thailand and bridges on the M25, serving with Commando and Airborne Forces, winter training in Norway and Canada, playing cricket and much else!

Ian said: “Throughout my career I’ve been very fortunate to have served in many different environments with talented and committed soldiers. Writing this book has brought home to me just how blessed I’ve been with their comradeship and how lucky I am with my loving family and good friends. Above all, I thank Mary for her unstinting support, love, gentleness and understanding.”

Every Day is Different not only gives an insight into the horrors of some major conflicts but it also touches on human and emotional issues. It is very funny and heart-warming in some places – the author’s descriptions of some scenes and characters are wickedly amusing!

Ian has very kindly decided to donate all proceeds from the book to Blesma (The Limbless Veterans).

The book has universal appeal to many different people. Every Day is Different is available at Amazon:

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