Richard T Turner joined Junior Parachute Company (JPC) at Guards Depot, Pirbright in October 1985.
He passed P Company with 518 Platoon on 31 July 1986. Pte Turner was posted to the 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA) at Picton Barracks, Bulford and served with I PARA until 1997.
Corporal (Cpl) Turner was then posted for two years to Whittington Barracks as a Parachute Regiment Cpl Instructor.
In 1999 he returned to 1 PARA until 2001. Colour Sergeant Turner was then posted the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst (RMAS) for two years before returning again to 1 PARA in 2003.
WO2 Turner returned to RMAS in 2005 and re-joined 1 PARA in 2007 for 18 months before promotion to RSM of The 4th Parachute Battalion (V) (4 PARA).
WO1 Richard Turner retired from military service in June 2010 after twenty-five years service.
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