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01 Aug 2014

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ARMY SCRIPTURE READER
FOR
GUTERSOH GARRISON
 
Lee McDade
 

I was born in west London and spent most of my youth there with small stops in Bradford and Warrington.  I enlisted into the Army in 1991 as a driver in the Royal Corps of Transport , unfortunately due to bad behaviour I was Banned from driver training school and transferred  to the RAOC as a supply specialist.  I served with 27 Regt RLC, Aldershot, in  the REME workshop, then moved to Germany and served with 61 Ammo Sqdn, part of 6 Regt RLC.  I served in Bosnia in the implementation force in 1995/96 as part of 7UK Div  where, once again, towards the end of the tour and after a drunken night I found my self in a heap of trouble.  My return to Germany post tour was a time of real misery for myself and my wife Amanda.  I was able to become a patrol dog handler in this year but for the sake of my marriage and my own sanity I left the Army in 1997, a very lost and angry young man.  I became a Christian in 1999 while living in Cambridgeshire and attending Needingworth Baptist church after a prolonged  time of depression, alcohol and cannabis abuse.  I Knew instantly I had to share my new life in Christ with everybody I met but especially with those serving in the Armed Forces.  I applied for SASRA in 2000 and was finally excepted in 2008!  In those years I became a member of Great Whyte baptist church in Cambs and was the local postman.  I also worked as a drug and Alcohol support worker and a Police Community Support Officer.  I moved to Germany in 2009 with my wife Amanda and my three Children Shannon, Andrew and Rebekah, serving with some of the men I had previously known before the Lord saved me .

Amanda and I, along with Andrew and Rebekah, will move back to the UK in July 2013 to begin our next posting at the ITC Catterick.  I am so blessed to be a child of God's amazing Grace.

Lee McDade





"I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"
John 8:58(NIV)


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