Geoffrey Martin: I quit the army over Iraq - I realised it was bullshit
Until the Iraq War, Geoffrey Martin was content during his six years in the army, but the occupation and his brother's post-army breakdown led him to reconsider whether it can ever be right to fight and die for Britain
I JOINED a day after my 18th birthday. I joined in 1988. I was chomping at the bit to join the army. My recruiter told me to wait till I was 18 as I was so keen.
It gave me a bit of time to think about it. At the time I was studying A level art and music. I did my aptitude test when I was 17.