I am the wife of Lance Corporal Joe Glenton, who is a serving soldier in the British army. He is an Afghan war veteran and has been charged with desertion after refusing to obey orders to redeploy to Afghanistan in 2007.
For most of the last eight years since the invasion of Afghanistan I, like many other British citizens, have felt detached from the realities of the situation.
It always seemed to be a war that affected other people. It seemed so far away and distant.