Good morning Afghanistan!
Good morning lovely people! I am sat in the 'departure lounge' (hut) at the American Flight Line because today we're visiting another base - Lashkar Gah. More details on that tomorrow...
LIVE IMAGE OF ME TYPING:
So then. Afghanistan. I'm here and I've had 5 hours sleep since Friday. We left RAF Brize Norton early on Saturday morning and after a 7 hour flight to a secret location, I met some of the fire fighter chaps and had a little go on the hose whilst we waited for the flight to Camp Bastion. I had to:
We then boarded the C17 Globemaster jet to get us to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
It's normally used to take tanks, trucks, supplies and even helicopters all over the world but sometimes used to take hundreds of troops. Imagine a normal jumbo jet with NONE of the comfort, screens, air hostesses or reading lights. You're sat in a shell and it is insane. A massive thank you to legendary pilot and co-pilot Stubbsy and Chaz and the rest of the crew for inviting us up to the cockpit for takeoff.
Video of this to come...
Below, is me arriving at Camp Bastion as we walked out the back of the plane. This will be the most surreal week of my life I think. Only been here a day and met some incredible people and it is SO interesting.