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Welcome, I'm Michael Coates, a former firefighter and also a former Soldier. This podcast documents amazing stories from members of the military community. Our guests include Military Cross winners, athletes, partners of those who have served, high ranking commanders and 'normal' veterans who have gained extraordinary experiences. By declassifying stigmas and perceptions we wish to open up issues around mental fitness and wellbeing, talk in depth around subjects such as post traumatic growth and delve into human development on a micro level. Our longterm vision is to provide hope, guidance, support and help for individuals who are suffering from both mental and physical illness or injury. This, is Declassified

Welcome, I'm Michael Coates, a former firefighter and also a former Soldier. This podcast documents amazing stories from members of the military community. Our guests include Military Cross winners, athletes, partners of those who have served, high ranking commanders and 'normal' veterans who have gained extraordinary experiences. By declassifying stigmas and perceptions we wish to open up issues around mental fitness and wellbeing, talk in depth around subjects such as post traumatic growth and delve into human development on a micro level. Our longterm vision is to provide hope, guidance, support and help for individuals who are suffering from both mental and physical illness or injury. This, is Declassified
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United Kingdom

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Welcome, I'm Michael Coates, a former firefighter and also a former Soldier. This podcast documents amazing stories from members of the military community. Our guests include Military Cross winners, athletes, partners of those who have served, high ranking commanders and 'normal' veterans who have gained extraordinary experiences. By declassifying stigmas and perceptions we wish to open up issues around mental fitness and wellbeing, talk in depth around subjects such as post traumatic growth and delve into human development on a micro level. Our longterm vision is to provide hope, guidance, support and help for individuals who are suffering from both mental and physical illness or injury. This, is Declassified

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English


Episodes

Episode 30 - Wendy Searle

6/11/2019
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Polar exploration, being a mum, a military wife and an amazing role model. This episode looks at what it takes to train, plan and implement a true test of human endurance. We speak childhood, military life and her current project - https://southpole2020.com

Duration:00:54:59

Episode 29 - Dean Stott

6/4/2019
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SBS, Army commando, diver, world record holder and charity fundraiser. This episode delves into the life of a former special forces operative. From going the British Army as a Royal Engineer to his time in Military prison and his invitation to the Royal wedding. Episode 29 - Dean Stott - This is Declassified

Duration:01:10:48

Episode 28 - Mandy Islam

5/28/2019
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Battling with terminal cancer has been her hardest fight so far. Joining the British Army as a teenager our next guest has travelled and operated in some of the worlds most hostile environments. She now faces hostility like nothing she has experienced before and attacks it in a way we can honestly call her a true military warrior. We speak treatment, her role model father, death and quality of life. Episode 28 - Mandy Islam - This is Declassified

Duration:00:59:58

Episode 27 - Prof Simon Wessely

5/21/2019
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President of Royal College of Psychiatrists, director of the King's centre for Military health research and he was recently appointed by the government to review the 'Mental Health Act'. This episodes we speak to the countries senior psychiatrist about the history of military psychiatry and the differences between shell shock and modern day PTSD. Fascinating and a real privilege to have Sir Simon Wessely with us for a Declassified episode.

Duration:00:56:33

Episode 26 - Part 5 - Dennis Brock

5/16/2019
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Part 5 - WW2 - Dunkirk, Libya, POW, Dresden. Part 5 we discuss returning home, getting married, positivity and his outlook on life. ......a remarkable man, time and story Dennis Brock, This is Declassified

Duration:00:32:16

Episode 26 - Part 4 - Dennis Brock

5/15/2019
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Part 4 - WW2 - Dunkirk, Libya, POW, Dresden. Part 4 we discuss being firebombed, team work, manipulation, death and the end of the war......

Duration:00:34:55

Episode 26 - Part 3 - Dennis Brock

5/14/2019
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Part 3 - WW2 - Dunkirk, Libya, POW, Dresden. Part 3 we discuss suffering as a prisoner, British humour, serious injury, moving to Italy and then to Germany (and a bit of sabotage thrown in)

Duration:00:31:54

Episode 26 - Part 2 - Dennis Brock

5/13/2019
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Part 2 - WW2 - Dunkirk, Libya, POW, Dresden. In part 2 we discuss Dunkirk, Tobruk, El Alamein, Capture and Starvation….

Duration:00:42:57

Episode 26 - Part 1 - Dennis Brock

5/12/2019
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Part 1 - WW2 - Dunkirk, Libya, POW, Dresden. Dennis is a veteran of World War 2 and in part 1 we discuss childhood, joining the Army and the initial few months of the war......

Duration:00:25:19

Episode 25 - Dr Emily Mayhew

5/7/2019
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Military Medical historian who is the trusted advisor to the CASEVAC club. She is the only historian in the world to be found in a science department of a university and this has seen her become the Imperial Lead on the Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership. We speak guinea pig club, her grandmother and the lessons learnt from previous conflict. A truly fascinating episode....

Duration:01:02:12

Episode 24 - Miss Alexandra Crick

4/30/2019
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She has performed more reconstructive operations on the Afghan cohort than any other plastic surgeon in the UK. Her passion for those she treats is nothing short of inspiring, the work she performs is nothing short of miraculous. We delve into trauma injury, working with the military and the future of service personnel who have lost limbs during conflict. A national hero, Alex Crick, this is declassified

Duration:01:04:09

Episode 23 - Dave Henson

4/25/2019
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Paralympian, bio-mechanical engineer, invictus team captain, co-founder of the casevac club, MBE and former Army officer. Losing both legs in Afghanistan changed everything. Being defined by his injury was not an option and it was the growth that followed that was truly remarkable. Hear why he is driven to helping others and why studying for his Phd will impact the world for many. An incredible man with an incredible story.

Duration:01:06:03

Bremont Special - Nick & Giles English

3/28/2019
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Family, business, trauma, purpose, adventure and supporting the Military. Understanding why people do what they do instead of just knowing what they do creates a much greater appreciation for their achievements. This episodes does just that.... Bremont Special - Nick & Giles English - This is Declassified For more information please visits - https://www.bremont.com/pages/about-ambassadors

Duration:01:05:20

A Summary of Declassified so far......

3/18/2019
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Changing the conversation together. Here is a 14 minutes snippet what this podcast is all about and why it is so important. Series 3 - Coming April 2019

Duration:00:13:50

Endeavour Fund Special - Nathan Jones

2/7/2019
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32,000 ft, 200 people onboard, the aircraft starts to nose dive! This story looks at trauma, injury, recovery and the power of sport. An incredible story and an incredible charity. The endeavour Fund Special - Nathan Jones - This is Declassified

Duration:01:04:48

Housing Special - Ed Tytherleigh

1/24/2019
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CEO of a Military housing charity this episode discusses the emotive subjects around veteran homelessness and rough sleeping. Ed has dedicated his life to helping and assisting people around the world and his focus is now on providing and improving social housing for our veterans. Eton, Rwanda, Kosovo, Afghanistan, CRISIS, Cobseo, STOLL Housing Special - Ed Tytherleigh https://www.stoll.org.uk https://www.cobseo.org.uk/clusters/housing/...

Duration:01:04:39

Episode 22 - Summary of 12 - 21 with David Wiseman

1/22/2019
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Great to have David back in the studio to dissect the previous 10 episodes and two specials. Lots to talk about and a thoroughly enjoyable episode. PTSD, recovery, HESCO, rowing, mindset, sacrifice, leadership, emotions, mans-best-friend, the blitz, sexual abuse, suicide, child abuse, PHD, research, breathing, cold water, sleep, refugee, 11,000 miles, safety, mental health, exercise, community, CALM, Endeavour, role model. Summary 12 - 21 with David Wiseman - This is Declassified...

Duration:01:15:20

Episode 21 - Chris Kelly

1/9/2019
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Placing a loaded pistol into his own mouth was the beginning of his recovery. This episode talks about how mental health affects us all, how dark thoughts and negative feelings can have a huge impact on normal life. We also speak about fitness, family, nature, goals and social media. Episode 21 - Chris Kelly - This is Declassified https://saveoursoldier.co.uk Twitter - @justchriskelly | @FrontlineChild | @YSW_UK

Duration:00:58:17

Episode 20 - Gulwali Passarley

1/2/2019
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An Afghan refugee who travelled 11,000 miles to find safety and peace. This is the story of a 12 year old boy who was torn between family, the US military and vengeance. Hear Gulwali explain why and how he travelled to the UK and what he is doing now. A truly remarkable man with an unbelievable outlook on life. Episode 20 - Gulwali Passarley - This is Declassified https://gulwalipassarlay.wordpress.com

Duration:00:57:36

Episode 19 - Tony Riddle

12/25/2018
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The country's leading natural lifestyle coach. From his spell in the British Army to focusing on his physical, social, spiritual and emotional wellbeing. This episode discusses the benefits to breathing, cold water, movement, nature and the power of sleep. The conversation could change your life. Episode 19 - Tony Riddle - This is Declassified https://tonyriddle.com Squat tutorial 20% discount code - DCLASS20 (discount code applies to the first 100 subscribers)

Duration:01:01:32