Davie Birrell: The Interview

IT’S THREE-AND-A-HALF YEARS since Davie Birrell’s life was, literally, shattered in the minutest of split seconds, writes Jim McGill. As a Corporal in the Black Watch in Afghanistan, he was on Taliban patrol in Helmand when his interpreter, walking right next to him, stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). In that blurred fury of deafening noise, devastation and destructive power, the then 24-year-old from Methill’s legs were destroyed.

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