Kim Spencer Hughes, GC

November 16, 2018

Author of: Painting the Sand

Kim Spencer Hughes, GC is a British Army bomb disposal expert who was awarded the George for gallant acts carried out in the Afghanistan conflict.

Hughes made safe over 80 improvised explosive devices on his tour of Afghanistan. His citation states that he carried out “the single most outstanding act of explosive ordnance disposal ever recorded in Afghanistan”.

His memoir Painting The Sand is a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller.  ‘Breathtaking. Kim Hughes is the man who stands between us and oblivion.’ Andy McNab

Listen: Kim Hughes discusses his time as a bomb disposal expert