James Blunt glad to leave army

James Blunt is ''glad'' he isn't in the army any longer, because he doesn't agree with Britain's current involvement in Afghanistan

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This article is from 2010.

James Blunt

James Blunt is "glad" he isn't in the army any longer.

The British singer/songwriter was an officer in the Life Guards, a Cavalry regiment of the British Army, but left in 2002 to pursue his music career and says he is happy not to be ion service anymore because he doesn't support the British military's current involvement in Afghanistan.

He said: "I'm glad I'm not in the Army now, as I wouldn't feel any great conviction for the way the war in Afghanistan is being approached by politicians. We need to look after our troops and equip them as best we can."

Despite not supporting the decision to post troops into the Middle Eastern country, James plans to visit frontline troops in December to show them his support.

He also addressed media criticism of him as being labelled 'posh', saying that nobody ever treated him differently to anyone else when he was in the army.

He added: "Seriously, I don't see myself as different to anyone else. In the Army, you mix with people from all walks of life and nobody gives a stuff about your background. I've only become aware of that since I started making music."

James' first single of his third album, 'Stay The Night' is released on October 25. His album 'Some Kind Of Trouble' follows on November 8.

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Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Tue 21 Nov

£44.88–£61.38 / 0871 945 6000

Bournemouth International Centre

Sat 25 Nov

£40–£55 / 0844 576 3000

Brighton Centre

Fri 24 Nov

£44–£60.50 / 0844 847 1515

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