PL1 3 BQ
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PL1 3 BQ
T: 0330 111 3939
Text: Join to 88008
I was a member of the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh (RWF) for 9 years and reached the rank of Corporal. I served in many countries on tours Afghanistan, Falklands, Cyprus, Kenya and India. My role in the Army was a section Commander and to lead my men into battle. I also completed man grueling courses whilst in the Army SCBC, Reece Commanders course and Cambrian Patrol. I was also a Military Coordinator at MPCT Wrexham before I left the Army in 2014.
I am a very keen sportsman and I love football my favorite football team is Manchester United. I am a keen family man and married to my wife Vicky and have two children Honey and Teddy.
I served in the Army for 25 and left as a WO2 in the Infantry (2PWRR). I really enjoyed my time in the forces and served in a variety of theatres to include, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
During this time I also was posted to train recruits at the Army Foundation College based at Harrogate for 2 years which was my favourite posting of my career. Also I was posted as a Fire Support Group Instructor based in Warminster teaching various ranks from Lance Corporals to Captains on the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures currently used.
The highlight of my career was serving with the SBS in Afghanistan for 6 months as their RQMS in which I was responsible for their re-supplies by either air or land far further forward than that of conventional forces. This was a good insight to their role and how different to how they operate than the normal line Army.
After I left the Army I was a Maritime Security Team Leader for Ambrey Risk in which we were responsible for high valued commercial ships transiting through the Piracy High Risk Area. This was a demanding job but an enjoyable one. however this also meant time away again from my wife and after a year and half left this for a more stable home life.
My Wife (Vicky) is currently expecting our first baby boy and is due on the 16 July 2015. We are both very excited, and unsure what to expect, but very proud to start our family and become parents. We are also moving to Gloucester so we can be closer to work and have a new beginning as a family. We also have a Springer Spaniel (Bailey) who will love the Forest of Dean which is close to our new home.
I enjoy all types of fitness and although now 44 still love teaching and seeing the learner achieve success. This job I feel allows me to give something back to those who wish to join the forces and allows them to prepare probably which when I joined was not available.
Stuart joined the 1st Battalion the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1994 and over his 24 year career, Stuart progressed from a Fusilier (Private soldier) to a WO2 (Warrant Officer).
Throughout Stuart's career he had an active role on multiple operational tours to Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan plus numerous overseas exercises to Canada, the Falkland Islands, Kenya and Oman.
A large part of Stuart's career was in the reconnaissance platoon commanding teams on operations in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. Stuart completed various tactical, vocational and instructional roles and courses within the armed forces including light role and armoured reconnaissance, sniper, tracking and ground sign awareness, jungle warfare, map reading, advanced surveillance and weapon systems.
He has been able to pass his knowledge and skills onto others through several teaching specific postings including ITC Catterick and the Operational Training and Advisory Group (now MTMC) where he was responsible for the training and development of operations, tactics and procedures for operations in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Cyprus.
Stuart is really looking forward to using his teaching skills and experience to inspire the students of MPCT and help them to achieve their goals.
Russell Joined the Royal Marines at the age of 22. Serving ten years and completing two tours of Iraq and a tour of Afghanistan, Russell was lucky enough to experience training all over the world, his favourite place being the arctic of Norway!
After leaving the Marines, Russell went into the Maritime Security sector and completed two years looking out for Captain Jack Sparrow and his motley crew. Whilst home on leave, Russell was working for a company delivering employability courses through Job Centre Plus. As much as he loved the sun and views in and around the Indian Ocean, Russell found he had a passion for helping people to progress in their lives.
Russell moved on to a more permanent role working with 16-24 year olds who were suffering with anxiety and depression and just didn’t fit with mainstream education (through no fault of their own). Russell really enjoyed working 1:1 with these youngsters and seeing them change and progress over his time with them was really fulfilling.
Russell saw that MPCT were coming to Plymouth and knew he had to apply!