George Pullin enlisted into The Parachute Regiment in 1970 and served with Support Company (SP Coy) 15 PARA (SV) taking part in exercises in the UK and Germany.
In 1972 he transferred to fulltime service and was sent to Depot, The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces. On completion of training he was posted to 3 PARA in 1973, serving with 7 Platoon, C Company, and C Coy ‘s Search Team on Operation Banner in Northern Ireland, followed by exercises in Germany, Cyprus and Malaya.
After a two year period as an instructor with Junior Para Company (JPC) between 1975-77, he was posted back to 3 PARA in Osnabrück, Germany, before serving a second and third tour of Northern Ireland with A Coy and SP Coy.
Cpl Pullin went to the Falklands on Operation Corporate as a section commander of 7 Platoon, C Coy and then served with HQ Coy in Belize and Cyprus.
After promotion to Sergeant, George Pullin served as a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) to Merseyside Cadet Training Team from 1986, until posted back to 3 PARA at Palace Barracks, Northern Ireland in 1988.
Returning to the UK in 1989 Sgt Pullin served with HQ Coy in Aldershot until completion of his 24 years service in 1994.
Sgt Pullin was awarded The Willetts Trophy in 1993. The Willetts' Trophy is awarded for outstanding service to 3 PARA. The Trophy commemorates the selflessness and courage of Sgt Michael Willets GC who was killed by a terrorist bomb as he organised the evacuation of Springfield Road Police Station in Belfast on 25 May 1971.