Brigadier James William Marriott Ellery served with the Life Guards. Throughout a 34-year Guards career, he served in Northern Ireland, Germany in the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Congo and Sierra Leone. He also became a CBE during his career, awarded in November 2000.
Although not formally part of either the Parachute Regiment or No 1 Guards Independent Parachute Company, he has undertaken P Company and received Parachute training. He also took the Passing Out Parade of the new 6 (Guards) Platoon, 3 PARA in 2001 (pictured).
He remains active in the veterans community, as part of the Guards Parachute Association.