I’ve never been in the army, nor do I want to be, largely because I know I’d be a monumental burden to them.

I’m weak, pathetic, susceptible to colds, and I don’t like being away from home, and given that my flatmate used to be a captain in the army and has told me what the conditions are like, I can categorically say that I am not cut out for it.

But hey, at least I’m honest about it.

As you can tell, I’m well aware of both my own limitations and what I’d be expected to do in the army, unlike this next bloke, who according to the Daily Mail is suing the military for £150,000 after accusing them of failing to protect him from that infamous cold, British weather.

Michael Asiamah, 36, says he suffered from a ‘cold-related’ condition after officers failed to supply him warm clothing during an 18-hour exercise in the freezing wind.

According to him, the army exposed him to the cold despite knowing that people of black Caribbean and African origin are more susceptible to cold injuries.

Asiamah, who was born in Ghana, told the High Court the exercises on Salisbury Plain and Naseby Battlefield in Leicestershire left him with numbness and pain.

He claims that superiors failed to warn him to bring kit such as gloves, winter socks and boots for the exercise in March 2016, and when he told them about his susceptibility to the cold he was told to carry on.

In court papers, Mr Asiamah claims he is at risk of aggravating his symptoms if he leaves his home in temperatures under 15C (59F), the Daily Express reports.

He says he was first made to attend five hours of lectures in the cold while dressed in civilian clothing at Naseby, followed by manoeuvres on Salisbury Plain from the early morning until midnight.

His court writ quotes a study carried out in 2009 that claims back British Army soldiers were 30 times as likely as their white colleagues to get a cold weather injury but army officials maintain that Mr Asiamah was given the appropriate clothing for the exercises and are therefore expected to contest the ex-soldier’s claim.

Maybe, like me, this guy’s just not cut out for the military, and really there’s nothing wrong with that.

Now, the ex-trooper apparently heads an evangelical church near his home in Tidworth, Wiltshire, which I think is a good decision for everyone involved.

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