Hey all, I'm new to the site and been quite weary about putting this thread up lol. I'm an army brat as my dad served from 76/77 - 90/91. I was with him from werl to Northern Ireland, ballykinnler. Made alot of really good friends and yes as my dad has always said the army is like one big family. Love meeting up with them all every year at the reunions. The reason I'm writing this post is, I went through a really horrible and traumatic time in Northern ireland and afterwards due to sexual child abuse at the hands of someone close to me, who was also an army soldier. Seen as the nice guy on the outside. He was a monster on the inside though. Not only me but other members of my family as well. We are in the process of recovery as a family, going to counselling etc and trying to rebuild our lives and try and get some closure on this. It's a really hard thing to try and live with. My life has been one big mess till now. People that have been through the same, reading this will understand what I mean. I'm looking for anyone that had any similar experiences while growing up in the army, or serving in the army that doesn't mind speaking to me as I know how hard it is to open up about something so traumatic. Feel free to inbox me if you don't want to write on post. I have spoke to others and heard some horrific things about they days, not any I can repeat as it's not my story to tell, but I hope these people get closure one day as well and anyone else that has had to go through this themselves or as part of a family or friend of someone affected by this. Thnx for reading.