They say a split second can change your whole life.
For Micky Yule it was a single step…
…It was the 1st July 2010.
A day he’ll never forget.
As a staff sergeant and search advisor in the Royal Engineers, Micky was 6 weeks into his 2nd tour of Afghanistan.
While 90% of the soldiers in Afghanistan were doing their best to avoid them, Micky’s patrol were tasked with finding and destroying the IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices) laid by the Taliban and make it safer for ground troops.
It was a normal day.
His patrol had around 100 meters to clear when Micky found what he was looking for, only this time he stood on the pressure plate…