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29 Mar 2015


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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

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life
John 3:16(NIV)

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