Filming Day 5 for the Jubilee Sailing Trust. We’re with a guy who we all owe a lot to: a soldier called Kyle Baker, formerly of The Rifles, who saw service in Afghanistan – and like many of his colleagues, paid a very heavy price on our and the Afghan people’s behalf. He was shot in the back while on active duty, suffering severe injuries that he still lives with – and post-traumatic stress disorder too, with its effect of putting you right back where you were, feeling just what you felt on the day the bad things happened. But Kyle says that sailing in both the Trust’s ships has helped him get his life going again – even (maybe specially) the scary bit of going up the mast in a rough sea.
Here’s to The Rifles, and all our servicemen and women.