Meet Sgt Steven Beattie
"During my time as a UN peacekeeper in Cyprus I was the platoon sergeant of a multinational team. I worked closely with a Slovakian platoon commander and half of the platoon members were either from Slovakia, Hungary and Argentina. Working with so many other nationalities and their different styles of working meant I had to learn new skills and be flexible to help us continue to develop our strong relationships.
Our platoon provided security to the area and it was my responsibility to oversee this. I wrote the training programme to make sure we were up to date with the current UN training criteria and we carried out our skills and drills and public order training, so should we be needed for any incident, we were always ready."