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By Jim Fitzpartick

The recent Commons vote on UK action in Iraq went in favour by 524 votes to 43.

MPs were recalled in order to have this matter debated. Unfortunately, I was not able to be one of the recalled as I was on a ship off the coast of Canada.

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Sitting at his desk in a Canary Wharf bank is a business analyst in emotional turmoil, on the verge of falling apart and isolated from everyone around him.

He has chronic post traumatic stress disorder. Because just a few weeks previously, Jake Wood was in Afghanistan, engaged in chaotic warfare and almost blown to pieces.

aa-jan14-hamer2.jpgTributes have been paid to Sunday Mirror journalist Rupert Hamer who was killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan on Saturday morning.

Rupert died when the vehicle he was travelling in with American troops in south Afghanistan was hit by an improvised explosive device. Sunday Mirror photographer Phil Coburn was seriously wounded in the same incident.

He might be the Prime Minister-in-waiting but political ambition has not stopped David Cameron coming up with an idea to make life a little better for soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Conservative Party leader was at The O2 yesterday to launch his Tickets for Troops initiative.

TA.jpgIt might not seem the best time to put yourself in the firing line but that has not stopped the Territorial Army recruiting in Canary Wharf this week.

Soldiers from Nine platoon of the C (City of London) Fusiliers Company of the London Regiment were stationed in Jubilee Place mall today hoping to entice Wharfers to join up.