Ian Drew enlisted into the Army in 1959, initially serving with The York and Lancaster Regiment, before transferring in 1962 and serving with Support Company 2 PARA, until 1969.
He served from 1971 to 1974 as Training Sgt with 1 Parachute Logistic Regt and as CQMS with 44 Para OFP RAOC (V) from 1974 to 1977.
Ian Drew later rose to the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps before being commissioned on 4 May 1982.
He retired from the Army on 19 September 1992, having reached the rank of Major.
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