Joined Feb 1992, A member of 3 Para for 14 years. Served in Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq. A dedicated Machine gunner and Machine gun section Commander. Known as Youngy, Bash, and Youngster. Was involved in an RTA in Iraq where I was seriously injured. After returning to work as a Regimental Policeman for 2 years I then got MD'd in 2007.
Iraq (Operation Telic)
This was the first time the brigade had deployed complete on an operation since its inception in September 1999.
Kosovo (Operation Agricola)
On 6th June the 1 PARA group reinforced by 125 men from 3 PARA was deployed in Macedonia under 5 Airborne Brigade to spearhead a forced entry by the NATO KFOR Peacekeeping Force. The aim was to clear any pockets of hard-line resistance that might impede the negotiated Serb Army withdrawal.