Captain Brendan J Joyce

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  • Accumulated Service Medal
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012
  • Queen's Golden Jubailee Medal 2002
  • Iraq Medal (2003 - 2009)
  • NATO Medal ISAF
  • General Service Medal Clasp (1962 onwards) medal
  • Operational Service Medal Afghanistan
  • United Nations Medal, Cyprus
  • Mentioned in Despatches medal

Brendan John Joyce enlisted in to the Army Air Corps (AAC) at Winchester in June 1989. After completing training he was posted to 651 Squadron (Sqn), 1 Regiment, AAC in Hildesheim, Germany.

He served on tours in Northern Ireland (Operation Banner), Cyprus (Uniited Nations), Bosnia (NATO and in Afghanistan with NATO ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) in 2003 and then on Herrick XIV.

Sergeant Major Joyce transferred to Army Reserves and joined 144 Parachute Medical Squadron RAMC (V) and commissioned in 2012.

In March 2017 Captain Joyce became 2iC (Second in Command), D Company, the 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment (4 PARA).

As well as the Operations above Capt Joyce has served in Belgium, Belize, Canada, The Falkland Islands, France, Holland, Italy, Kenya, Norway, Portugal and the USA. 

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Brendan J Joyce

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