Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Why I spent four years helping to rebuild Iraq

MOST British people sent to Iraq go there to serve their country but Duncan Passmore wanted to start a new life.

The 34-year-old, from Henley, spent four years in the country working in property as a business developer and project manager.

He has helped to restore the nation’s infrastructure but during that time Mr Passmore witnessed violence unimaginable back home.

“We used to call it the country of miracles and let downs because there was day to day violence and poverty yet miracles do happen over there,” he says.

“It’s not as bad as people think it is and there are opportunities to be seized but you have to be careful. It’s not for the light-hearted holidaymaker.”

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