Warrant Officer Class 2 Martin Johnston

  • General Service Medal Clasp (1962 onwards) medal
  • NATO Medal ISAF
  • Iraq Medal (2003 - 2009)
  • Operational Service Medal Afghanistan
  • Queen's Golden Jubailee Medal 2002

Martin Johnston enlisted into The Parachute Regiment in April 1987 and passed out with 533 (Rhine) Platoon in March 1988.

He was posted to A Company (Coy), The 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA).

In 1996 he went on a two year posting to ITC Catterick, returning to C Coy 3 PARA in 1998.

He continued to serve with 3 PARA until 2007 when he was posted to 4 PARA as a Senior Permanent Staff Instructor.

WO2 Johnston returned to D Coy 3 PARA in 2009 until retiring in September 2010, having undertaken four tours of Northern Ireland and served on Operations Agricola, Telic and Herrrick IV.

By Wendy George

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