Hatfield veteran: ‘I’m proud of serving my country’

PUBLISHED: 12:30 09 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:30 09 February 2016

Trevor Courtney

Trevor Courtney


A former member of Royal Corps of Transport expresses the pride that comes with serving your country.

Trevor Courtney, 54, of Hatfield, joined the army in 1980 as a royal transport driver.

In 1981 to 1982, at just 18, Trevor served in Northern Ireland during the troubles.

Trevor said: “Witnessing terrorism and bombs going off is terrifying at any age. As a young man it was very terrifying.

“It was our job to make sure civilians were protected as best as possible. Even though you’re scared you’ve got to go out there and do your job.”

Trevor left the army in 1992 and joined the Territorial Army till 2000, serving 21 years in total.

He added: “I loved it. It was a fantastic career and it is something I’ll always treasure. I wear my badge everyday because I’m proud of serving my country. If I could I would do it all over again.

“We all did our job and we’re all part of one family in the army.”

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