Warrant Officer Class 2 William J Hounsome

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  • NATO Medal KFOR
  • Iraq Medal (2003 - 2009)
  • Operational Service Medal Afghanistan
  • UN Medal for Kosovo with 2 Clasps
  • Queen's Golden Jubailee Medal 2002
  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012
  • Volunteer Reserves Service Medal

William John Hounsome volunteered for the Territorial Army in January 1979. He enlisted in to The Parachute Regiment and was posted to 3 Company, 10th Battalion, The Parachute Regiment.

In 1983 Pte Hounsome transferred to 144 Parachute Medical Squadron RAMC (V) as a Regimental Medical Assistant (RMA) until 1986 when he left to join the Metropolitan Police.

Pte Hounsome re-enlisted in to 3 Coy, 10 PARA in 1990 for a year before transferring again to 144 PMS (V) until 2002.

He transferred to 253 Provost Company RMP (Volunteers) until 2004, when he returned to 144 PMS (V) as a section staff sergeant.

WO2 Hounsome is currently Air Ops Warrant Officer for 144 PMS (V).

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