Our Team at Woody's Lodge
The Dream Team
David Trotman

After gaining my Doctorate in pulmonary pathology as a postgraduate researcher with The Medical Research Council, I continued researching industrial lung diseases at the NHS. Following the closure of health units, I then developed my career within the voluntary sector, in health and social welfare.

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Sian Woodland

I started my career in the Royal Navy in 2001. I travelled around the world and did one tour of the Gulf region, which is where I was awarded my first medal, for NAME MEDAL. After serving in the Royal Navy for five years, I left in 2006.

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Judy Thomas

I left school in 1963, which is when I began working for the Ministry of Defense in London. I then had a varied career within the Civil Service which, culminated in working for the DHSS based in Cardiff.

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Keith Taylor

I was born and raised in Ashington, which is in Northumberland, England. In 1997, when I was 17, I Joined the Royal Navy for a few years and left when I was 21.

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John Glass

I started my Armed Forces career in 1970, where I served with the Royal Corps of Signals until 1984. Then 21 years ago, I had a cerebral aneurism, which entirely changed my life. It caused problems with my speech, movement, reading and writing

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Kimberley Edmunds-Jones

I Joined the Wrens in 1987 as an Air Engineering Mechanic, mostly working on Seakings as well as Sea Harrier radars in workshops. Whilst serving, I also joined the HMS Heron volunteer band as a side drummer.

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Graham Jones

Originally from North Wales, I was born and brought up in a small village called Coedpoeth, just outside Wrexham. I left school at 16 to pursue a career in the Armed Forces, joining the Royal Marines in September 1980. Passing my training in July 1981, I was posted to 45 Commando in Arbroath.

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Nick Sternberg

Originally from the United States, I was born in an Army hospital in the state of Missouri while my father attended his Basic Training hundreds of miles away. I spent the first 18 years of my life travelling with my family from base to base across the U.S. and Germany as my father served in the Army.

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Ray Longwood

Ray was born in North Wales and raised in Conwy where he now lives. He joined the Royal Navy in 1959, where he served for 10 years.

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