Peter Adams joined Cambridge University Officer Training Corps for two years and undertook his first military parachute course in 1964 at RAF Abingdon. He wrote a personal account of his training, which can be read below.
In 1981 he completed a second course, this time at RAF Brize Norton. Captain Adams then joined 144 Parachute Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (V).
He saw active service in Operation GRANBY (the first Iraq War) with 205 General Hospital RAMC (V) and in Bosnia with 16 Armoured Field Ambulance RAMC.
Capt Adams worked as a Medical Practitioner from 1975 to 2008.