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A former soldier with the Kings Royal Hussars has put into words one of the most challenging times of his career to date.

Jordan Wylie's book Citadel – The Story Of One Man’s War Against The Pirates Of Somalia, is now out on the bookshelves following its launch and is billed as 'One of the best first-hand accounts of fighting piracy off Somalia from a man who is no stranger to danger'.

Wylie has told how a wealth of opportunities opened up to him when he joined the British Army despite a troubled childhood but, following service in Iraq, he was injured.

His injuries halted his climb through the ranks in service and so he began to explore other avenues beyond Army life.

The former KRH soldier's life took a turn when he began working as part of a security team on a tanker in the Yemen in a line of work that offered lucrative salaries and glamorous lifestyles between assignments, carrying out protection on supertankers transporting goods to Europe and America.

Wylie's story gives an insight into the methods used to fight against sea-based terrorism – a rising threat in recent years.

Forces Radio BFBS Salisbury Plain's Chris Sturgess went along to meet him and asked how a former soldier ended up doing battle with pirates on the high seas.

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