Falklands veteran thanks Clatterbridge medics

A former soldier, who decided to write his memoirs while being treated at Clatterbridge, has returned to the hospital to thank the medics who helped him.

Edward Denmark appeared on Radio Clatterbridge's Coffee Club to promote his new book.

Edward Denmark in the studio

The former ariliary man, who served the Falkland Islands and Germany, told listeners how his time on the health park had helped transform his life.

Edward was being treated in the hospital for knee injuries that he suffered in Northern Ireland when he decided to start writing about his experiences based upon his diaries from the time.

 

He also paid tribute to the staff who helped him recover.

"You come out and its left to the NHS to pick up the pieces and repair you. For that I'm really thankful." - Edward Denmark, Author

Talking to presenter and fellow former soldier Steve Evans, Edward revealed how he had always wanted to join the army but was spurred on by his time as a cadet in Upton, Wirral.

He recalled the time leave was cancelled and he was called to the Falklands - just seven days after becoming a member of the British Army's quick reaction force.

"The Falklands came out of the blue and I don't think many people knew where they were!" - Edward Denmark, Author

His first book, Not For Queen And Country, was published in 1998.

Edward is currently working on his new book, We Spoke in Whispers, which focuses on his childhood.


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