Tom HowardA truly remarkable individual who provides a genuinely fascinating interview for any military enthusiast. He also shares some interesting photos of the Falklands.
Tom Howard – Film 1In this the first of 12 clips, Tom talks about his transition into the military and details his initial training.
Tom Howard – Film 2Tom talks about his arrival in Musgrave Park Hospital in Northern Ireland. It was a tough day and by the end of it, Tom believes 18 car bombs had exploded. He goes on to detail his work and the defences at the police station.
Tom Howard – Film 3Tom talks Operation Motorman. Part of their job was to bulldoze the barriers and flood the no-go areas with troops. The idea being to overwhelm The Provisional IRA and Official IRA.
Tom Howard – Film 4Tom talks about the Provisional IRA tactics in Northern Ireland. He recalls an incident after his service where one of his mates informs him that he was in the IRA. After Northern Ireland, Tom starts training for airborne selection. He goes on to receive his wings.
Tom Howard – Film 5Tom completes P Company selection. He's posted to The 7th Parachute Regiment. He shares detail about some of his covert operations.
Tom Howard – Film 6Tom plays Top gun in a helicopter and it’s one of the highlights of his military career! He goes on to talk about the relationship between the armed forces and the local populace… You never knew where you really stood.
Tom Howard – Film 7July the 7th in 1974 at Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland was a bad night for Tom. His bunker was attacked.
Tom Howard – Film 8After his operational tour of Crossmaglen, the regiment was rewarded with a tour in Malaya. Jungle training was another highlight of Tom’s military service.
Tom Howard – Film 9Tom embarks on a new chapter. He trains as a medic and is transferred to the Army Medical Corp. His next stop was the Falkland’s with 2nd Parachute Regiment. He provides some fascinating detail about the crossing and subsequent field hospital that was set-up. He also recalls the menace of a Russian Submarine...
Tom Howard – Film 10The Army Medical Corp established a Field Hospital on Ajax Bay. Tom provides detail about the setup and his work. He recalls the work of the Ghurkas and an incident on the 25th of May which he’s lucky to survive…
Tom Howard – Film 11During his time in the Falklands, Tom recalls being bombed each day. Despite it’s vulnerability, the field hospital didn’t have a red cross on the roof. Situated next to huge ammunition dump, wasn’t necessarily a good thing! Tom recalls details about the Battle of Goose Green. He’s never forgiven the BBC for a compromising broadcast...
A truly remarkable individual who provides a genuinely fascinating interview for any military enthusiast. He also shares some interesting photos of the Falklands.
In 1970 Tom joined the Royal Artillery in order to support his family.
What follows is an epic account of life in the military in the 70's and 80's. In 1975 he transfered into the Army Medical Corps. He then passes P company and is in the thick of the action in the Falklands. A must watch for all modern military enthusiasts.
Tom shared some great photos with us too which are also worth looking at.