Swapping the office for the front line
Amanda Wheeler swapped her day job as communication manager at a global PR company for a tour in Afghanistan for which she received the Operational Service Medal.
Sgt Wheeler, 37, who has been a member of the Territorial Army for 10 years, served in Lashkar Gah where she was in charge of the light-weight Counter Mortar Radar and then in Nad Ali. Here she talks about her time in Afghanistan and the adjustments she has made since her return to office life.Continue reading the main story
Slideshow production by Nick Cunard. Photographs by Nick Cunard, Amanda Wheeler, AP, PA and Getty Images.
Publication date 25 November 2011.