David Timmins was a member of Explosive Device Disposal Team 5, The Royal Logistics Corps – celebrated as ‘The Famous Five’ for their successful record at dismantling deadly devices planted by the Taliban.
In 2009 he was critically injured by an improvised explosive device while serving in Helmand province in Afghanistan just days after saving the life of a teenage comrade.
David beat the odds to survive his devastating injuries and recounted the near fatal bomb blast and the long road to physical and mental recovery in a detailed interview with the Herald magazine on 4 May 2013.
Image: David Timmins. The Herald
Source: The Herald