Johnny Mercer

We Were Warriors

Date: Saturday 22nd September 2018
Venue: Public Hall | 4pm
Tickets: £12

A captain in 29 Commando, Johnny Mercer, now MP for Plymouth, served in the army for twelve years. On his third tour of Afghanistan he was a Joint Fires Controller, with the pressurised job of bringing down artillery and air strikes in close proximity to his own troops. Based in an area of northern Helmand that was riddled with Taliban leaders, he walked into danger with every patrol, determined to protect them.

Then one morning, in brutal close quarter combat, everything changed. He’ll take us from his commando training to the heat, blood and chaos of battle, with brutal honesty, and explain his decision, once home, to challenge the inadequate care available for veterans and their families by running for Parliament.

‘One of the great British accounts of close combat . . . a remarkable book by a man remarkable in his humanity and courage.’ Evening Standard

Johnny Mercer, We Were Warriors
Johnny Mercer, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, We Were Warriors

Johnny Mercer