Newcastle Eagles Community Arena,
Newcastle upon Tyne
T: 0330 111 3939
T: 0330 111 3939
Laurence (Ronnie) has 24 years of Military experience having served as an Infantry soldier from the rank of Guardsman to Warrant Officer Class 1. He has an exemplary military record having been awarded the meritorious service medal (MSM) in 2011. Ronnie has worked as a military instructor at a number of training establishments since 1994 including, ITC Catterick, ATR Glencorse, ATR Bassingbourn and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a Colour Sergeant Instructor. Ronnie finished the final 6 years of his Military career at the Infantry Training Centre as the Company Sergeant Major Guards Training Company from 2006-2008, Master Coach of the 2nd Infantry Training Battalion from 2008-2009 and Regimental Sergeant Major of the All Arms Drill Wing from 2009-2011.
During 24 years service in the Royal Marines Barry deployed to Northern Ireland, Iraq, Afghanistan for multiple tours as well as training in arctic, jungle, desert and mountain environments. Barry specialised as a Platoon Weapons Instructor, teaching weapons, map reading and fieldcraft as well as advanced skills in sniping, CQB and jungle tracking/jungle warfare.
Since leaving the service Barry has worked in the security industry including 3 years teaching in Saudi Arabia.
Joined MPCT in 2018 after a 13 year career in the Coldstream Guards Motor Platoon/Rifle Platoon as a Forward Observer achieving the rank of Platoon Sergeant. Relocated back to Durham before starting work for MPCT in South Shields. Aim for the next year is personal development, getting involved in the new centre South Shields and doing some travelling.