The Value of Experience
Interviewed for MAOHP - 09/10/2017
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_0047_B
Noel speaks about his feeling of privilege to have been one of the first battalion to serve in Lebanan and he refers to the fact that he and other young soldiers looked to older non commissioned officers serving with them for their experience from service in Congo and Cyprus. He refers to the calming influence their experience gave them. He speaks about the impact of his first experience of being shelled and reflects on the fact that none of his later experience of shell fire made as big an impression on him as the first one.