Military Career

• September 1986 Browning Barracks, Aldershot, training depot of British Airborne forces.
• April 1987 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment.
• January 1989 promoted to Lance Corporal.
• February 1989 reduced to the rank of private and 56 days detention.grey outline
• July 1989 Invited to join pathfinder platoon.
• February 1990 Promoted to Lance Corporal for the second time.
• April 1992 – 1999 Special Forces military intelligence.
• May 1999 deployed to the Balkans Served in Kosovo.
• December 2001 declined promotion to sergeant on return to home regiment
• May 2002, Operation Palliser, the evacuation of British, Commonwealth and European Union citizens from Sierra Leone, because of increased rebel activity in the capital city Freetown. Later as part of the task force at the forward operating base at Lungi Airport.
• In the village of Lungi Lol, nearly 12 miles from the airport, they were attacked by the rebels On 17 May 2002. The firefight lasted several hours, with over 30 rebels killed without the loss of a single man for this action he received the Military Cross.
• 2003 Operation Telic in Iraq.
• 2008 Afghanistan.
• 2010 Kabul wounded in the shoulder; he received an honourable discharge after 24 years service, bringing his Military career to a close