Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shadey Scandals New Release By Afghanistan Veteran Addresses Combat PTSD

VIDEO: Afghanistan veteran Alex Askew from Crayford releases Just Another Week song with band Shadey Scandals to help others through tough times
This Is Local London
Giulia Crouch
April 20, 2017
Now Alex has a full-time job as a sign-maker, a house in Heath Road and a 20-month-old baby daughter with Lisa. He attributes much of his recovery to playing music and would encourage others to do the same.
A military veteran who suffered PTSD and became homeless after a tour in Afghanistan has written a song to help other ex-servicemen going through difficult times.
Photos by Lisa Askew
Alex Askew, a keen guitarist from Heath Road in Crayford, struggled to cope when he left the armed forces three years ago.

The 34-year-old said: “I did six months in Afghanistan and when I came back I was so frustrated.

“I suffered a bit of depression.”

Alex struggled to find work when he returned to south-east London and became homeless.

He ended up living in his car with his wife Lisa who he met online when he was in the RAF in Afghanistan.

Together they spent three years living with friends, family and at B and Bs as they couldn’t afford anywhere else.

It was during this time he penned the song Just Another Week which he has since recorded with his band Shadey Scandals.
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