Kevin Waterhouse was born in January 1961, and was the second son of five children, to Kathleen and Stanley Waterhouse. After Kevin left school, he did an apprenticeship at Johnson Radley Engineering in Pudsey, from 1977 to 1982.
It was in 1977 that his Airborne career began with The 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment (4 PARA), with whom he served as a Territorial until 1982. In August that year, he joined The 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA) and was subsequently deployed on operational tours to Northern Ireland, and later to Kosovo in 1999.
A notable part of his Airborne career took place with the famous Red Devils Freefall Display Team. After several guest jumps, he officially joined the team in 1993, and enjoyed several years with the Red Devils, before leaving the display team near the end of the decade.
Sergeant Kevin Waterhouse died suddenly on 23 July 2000, aged 39 years old. He is now buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery, Hampshire.
Record under construction - with thanks to Sarah Waterhouse