In 1982, I was involved in the Falklands Conflict and then following this, spent my time in the Corps between: Plymouth, Poole and the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone. I was with the Corps for several years, eventually leaving in June 1991.
After leaving the Corps, I joined Grampian Police Force where I was a Community Patrol Officer until I transferred to Cheshire Constabulary in 1999. During my time with the Cheshire Constabulary, I served in Warrington and then Chester as a Patrol Officer until 2006, when I qualified to become a Police Dog Handler covering the county of Cheshire and the North Wales region.
In 2014, I retired from the Police Service, returning to work for Cheshire Constabulary as a Team Leader within the Witness Care Unit. The main duties for this unit were to look after and assist vulnerable Victims of Crime and Witnesses throughout the judicial and Court process. I remained in this role until successfully taking on the role of Project Officer for Woody’s Lodge North Wales.
My passion has always been Armed Forces veteran’s welfare, for both their physical and mental health. In the last few years, I have become a Royal Marines Association Support Network Officer qualifying as a TRIM practitioner, a SSAFA caseworker and a Mental Health First Aider. I am also the Chairman and Secretary for the Royal Marines Association (North Wales Branch).
I currently live in the town of Buckley in North Wales with my partner Heather, our 3 dogs as well as any other dogs that we foster through the Animal rescue charity that Heather volunteers for.