Captain Nick Medhurst, ATO

Captain Nick Medhurst, ATO, is the wise-cracking bomb disposal expert who does the long walk.

Once you’ve stared at a few dozen IEDs, you have to work fairly hard to get your kicks so he’s always looking for new things and new experiences. Hence his inability to settle down with one woman, and his love of gourmet food and fine booze.

What do you think of Afghanistan? Not without its frustrations, but at least it’s not Germany.

What do you find most frustrating? Not being able to combine my favourite activities.

What are your favourite activities? Drinking whisky, having sex and defusing bombs.