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'I grew up fast': Who Dares Wins star on being a teen soldier in Northern Ireland

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Harsh reality: Ollie Ollerton says his first tour of Northern Ireland was an eye-opener

Harsh reality: Ollie Ollerton says his first tour of Northern Ireland was an eye-opener

Harsh reality: Ollie Ollerton says his first tour of Northern Ireland was an eye-opener

SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ollie Ollerton has said he had to grow up fast as a teenage soldier serving in Northern Ireland.

Now 49, he was just 19 when he was sent to Co Armagh a year after joining the Royal Marines.

He told TV documentary-maker Ross Kemp on his podcast that his tour here during the Troubles made him quickly realise being a soldier was not a game after experiencing bombs and seeing dead bodies.


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