AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Mike Trueman, The Storms
- Thursday 23 April 2015
I look back on my military career with fond memories but I don’t miss the way of life. I joined the army at sixteen in 1968 and served for twenty-four years until 1992. Bizarrely, in 2007, at the age of fifty-five, I joined the army again for a year to command a United Nations team tasked with verifying the status of Maoist combatants after the end of the civil war in Nepal. One of our major tasks was to identify and remove ‘boy’ soldiers who were aged sixteen and under – I felt life had gone its full circle!
Your new book The Storms describes a life of incredible variety. Where does your appetite for adventure spring from?