It wasn’t just army banter – it was racism

When David Nkomo joined the Army in 2009 he was full of ambition. Awarded best recruit when he passed out of training age 23, he served one tour in Afghanistan with the Rifles. But four years later the career he had hoped for was over because he says he could no longer tolerate the racial harassment he’d been subjected to.

“I packed my bags and said I’m leaving. Getting out of the Army. I don’t want to be here.”