Army medic tells tales of his life in the forces

SPEECH Cpl Trevor Giles

SPEECH Cpl Trevor Giles

March 1962 and a naval rating signals Halt to more conventional traffic as the Saunders-Roe SRN1 crosses the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent and returns to HMS Ariel, now the site of the Hovercraft Museum. Roles such as anti-submarine warfare, air-sea rescue and mine countermeasures were foreseen.						                                Pictures courtesy Amberley Publishing

Spotlight hovers over Lee-on-the-Solent museum

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STUDENTS were given a taste of life in the armed forces after an army corporal spoke to them as part of their studies.

Corporal Trevor Giles, from the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, was invited to speak to a group of BTEC Public Services students at Gosport’s St Vincent School.

He spoke to the pupils about his time in Kenya working on a mass vaccination programme, and two stints in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2009.

Cpl Giles, from Gosport, was based at the Camp Bastion field hospital where he cared for wounded soldiers from the front line.

Teacher Ian Wellington said: ‘Trevor gave an excellent talk about life in the modern army.

‘One of the things our exam board insists we do is give the students exposure to the real world of public services and Trevor did just that.’

Cpl Giles is based at the Ministry of Defence hospital unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

He said: ‘This is the first time I have done anything like this but I enjoyed it.’

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