Back from BasraBMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39247.654410.59 (Published 21 June 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:1324
- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology Leeds
When your son joins the Territorial Army it seems no big deal at first. Weekends on Salisbury Plain are healthy exercise for a lawyer. From time to time he helps to fire off a royal salute or invites you to a rather jolly mess dinner.
Then reality bites. Volunteers are wanted for a tour of duty “somewhere overseas.” Not you, son, surely? Tell them you're an essential worker. Oh. OK. I suppose it's a matter of …