Lieutenant Colonel Philip Smith

Lieutenant Colonel Philip Smith has been to more places and seen more things than he would care to remember.

As the commander of the entire Battlegroup, he’s based at a nearby Forward Operating Base, but somehow he’s never far away when he’s required. Or when he’s definitely not required. As he reaches the end of his career in the Army, he has realised that he can conduct himself however he likes. So he does.

What was your best posting? Belize. But I was young.

Do you have kids? Two, aged seventeen and four. Second one charming enough, but clearly an error.

Biggest regret? Reading A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. Dreadful.