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Scottish War vetern lived in his garden shed for 15 years.


 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:10 pm    Post subject: Scottish War vetern lived in his garden shed for 15 years. Reply with quote

Most gardeners love pottering around in their garden shed, but this poor bloke took it to the extreme in an effort to cope with life.


A TRAUMATISED Gulf War veteran has revealed that he lived in his garden shed for 15 years to help him get over the war.

Vince Davidson, from Coldstream, Scottish Borders, only emerged from the windowless, 10 foot by 10 foot shed earlier this year.

The 49-year-old fought with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) to eject Saddam Hussein’s forces from Kuwait.

But Vince was so badly affected by his experiences he moved out of the family home he shared with his wife and two children in 1999.

The garden shed was his home - a place he called his protective “bubble” - until January this year.

“My wife would bring food. I would literally sit in the shed for weeks and listen to music.

“It was 10ft by 10ft with a couple of benches and no windows.”

Mr Davidson said in the years immediately after the war he suffered from insomnia, anxiety, memory loss and aggressive behaviour.

After his family persuaded him to use Facebook at the turn of the year, Mr Davidson emerged from his shed within weeks.



Read more......... http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/traumatised-gulf-war-veteran-lived-4407341

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The majority of us have absolutely no idea what people in the armed forces go through in the name of peace.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow 15 years. I wonder whether he was even offered any psychosocial support. Interesting that joining FB appeared to prompt a return to health. In a way communicating online could have mirrored the way he remained part of his family but at arm's length in his shed?
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