Civvy Street

17,000 servicemen and women leave Britain's armed forces each year.

Michael Nicholson meets some of them and hears how they found life in Civvy Street.

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0101The Soldier's Tale20040102

17,000 servicemen and women leave Britain's armed forces each year.

Michael Nicholson meets some of them and hears how they found life in Civvy Street.When he was young Mike Buss commanded his own army of action men and his garden was a war zone.

He joined the Royal Green Jackets when he was 17, but his dreams were shattered when he had to leave seven years later on a medical discharge.

He tells Michael Nicholson how hard he found it on Civvy Street and how he came to terms with putting his life back together - by resolving to be the fittest man in the world.

0102The General20040109

Sir Robin Ross retired from the position of Commandant General in the Royal Marines 7 years ago.

0103 LASTThe Hermit20040116

Peter Joseph's most difficult decision was to leave the RAF for the sake of his family.

Peter Joseph grew up on an airbase and from the age of 6 he always knew he would serve.

The proudest moment of his life remains his participation in the Falklands War and the most difficult thing he has ever had to do was to leave the RAF for the sake of his family.

He tells Michael Nicholson how a succession of set backs and the breakup of his marriage has meant he wants nothing to do with civvy street, preferring his own company and the company of those with whom he served in the South Atlantic.