August 1972 in Wolverhampton.
Not married, but has a long term girl-friend.
Joined Parachute Regiment in 1992. Travelled to Jordan, America, Canada,
France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo,
Sierra Lione, Kuwait, Iraq (from the first day of Iraq war) on training
and operations for the Army. Has canoed for the Army and is a former
champion. Hobbies include drinking wine with friends, table tennis; also
training to get private pilots license.
Completed the ORS Atlantic Rowing
Regatta in March, European Record holder of 48 days
with another Paratrooper (LCpl Chris Morgan).
April 1964, Ireland.
Joined the Army in 1982 and after 22 yrs service with The Parachute
Regiment, commissioned in May 2004 and
continuing to serve with 1 Para in Dover.
Served Ireland, Kosovo and Sierra Leone and has been an instructor at the
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst,
Married in 1983 to Maureen, who will be supported by the regiment at their
family home in Dover during the row. Son and daughter; Ben (16) and
Stephanie (18) respectively.
Completed the Devizes to Westminster 4 times and holds the record for
rowing the 146 miles of the Thames in 22hrs and 35min, with Pte Craig
McEwan (another paratrooper).