Rose Gentle

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Rose Gentle, left, at a news conference held by relatives of military personnel killed during the Iraq War, after listening to the Iraq inquiry report on 6 July 2016 in London. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Although it’s 20 years since the Iraq war started, and coming up to 19 years since my son was killed, it still feels like yesterday to me. Anniversaries don’t mean much except another year without Gordon. It’s just as hard as it was in the beginning.

Gordon never really had an ambition to join the forces. He was just a normal boy: full of fun, loved his sisters to bits, never got into trouble. He loved climbing, so if you were looking for Gordon you’d look up the nearest tree. He’d have his pals round every weekend, and they built a shed in a neighbour’s garden and nicknamed themselves the shed heads.…  Seguir leyendo »