Colonel Edward Armitstead

Colonel Edward Armitstead

Our guest was the decorated army officer Colonel Edward Armitstead. In his 35 years, he served in Cyprus during the Turkish invasion, in still-divided Germany, in Belfast during the Troubles, in Hong Hng before the handover and (in a ceremonial role) at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. We asked him about the ups and downs of his fascinating career and what motivated and sustained him.