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Tuesday, 07 Jun 2011
RGS History teacher Mr Rose has appeared in a BBC Three documentary called "Our War". Mr Rose joined the teaching profession after serving a four year commission in the Army, including a six month tour of Afghanistan in 2007. Mr Rose was Officer in charge of the platoon which featured in the first programme in the series, which documents the time the battalion spent on the front line, including the loss of one of their members.
From the BBC Three website:
"This opening part of the series tells the story of a close-knit group of friends from 3 Platoon, 1st Battalion Royal Anglian regiment, who were sent to Helmand province in 2007. For most of them it was their first experience of war. The whole tour was filmed on a helmet camera by the platoon's sergeant, who captured the moment when one of his men, 19-year-old Private Chris Gray, was killed in a Taliban ambush. The film explores the effects of his death on both his mates in the platoon and his family back in the UK."
You can read more on the programme's blog page, including an article written by Mr Rose.
Parental advisory: the programme contains strong language and scenes some viewers may find distressing.
Source: History Department