Thursday 27th November 2014
Generation Emigration

www.irishtimes.com

The military emigrants: ‘I’ve lived in Canada and in a hole in the ground’ On a tour of duty to Afghanistan, two Irish members of the British army talk to Ciara Kenny about life as soldiers and their reasons for joining up
All I knew about Afghanistan was years of war This time last year, Noel Scanlon couldn’t afford to bring his sons to see Santa. Since taking a job in Afghanistan, his mortgage is up to date and his family can afford a holiday for the first time since 2008.