Introduction
Photographer & reporter | Anthony C Heaford

In April 2012 I deployed to Helmand Province an idealistic British soldier having believed the media narrative of the conflict we were engaged in thereSix months later I left Camp Bastion knowing I had been party to a criminal enterprise managed by incompetent generals, corrupt politicians and merciless profiteers.

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The aim of this criminal enterprise was profit and power - profit for the arms suppliers, logistics contractors, military contractors and power for the generals, politicians and civil servants dishing out these £££ billion contracts. It was a criminal enterprise run with absolutely no regard to the stated mission and without thought to the cost in blood, misery or suffering - regardless of whether it was British, American or Afghan, military or civilian. It is my intention to seek genuine accountability of the most senior British command, military and political, whom I believe to have acted criminally, breaking military, civilian and international law. 

My 1997 visit to Yemen that I have also reported here was prior to and entirely seperate from my 2009 to 2013 military service; so was my Colombian journey in 2006 / 07  that I intend to report here too.

© Anthony C Heaford 2016