Eric Coulson is a milblogger writing from theatre inside Iraq. He’s consistently served up pithy insights from the front line and thanks to his regular appearances on the BBC World Service’s World Have Your Say and The World Today (and BBC domestic radio — about 18 months ago I got home, turned on Radio 4 and heard Eric being interviewed on The World Tonight who had obviously snarlfed his contact details from the WS system . . any intial anger was tempered by the good interview I was hearing)  has illuminated many a listener’s horizon with the military POV.

Sadly Eric has decided to end his milblog.

Ask any journalist about how difficult it is to get serving military to speak to the media and you’ll get a shrug and a fuhggeddaboutit type look. With me it was always a nice assignment. Sure, Badger 6 was always restricted in what he could say but as any BBC editor will tell you, just hearing a soldier’s voice out of Iraq gives an important dimension to this most multi-dimensional of stories.

Thanks for the blog Eric and thanks for the airtime.


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