Morfa Army Reserve Centre
T: 0330 111 3939
Morfa Army Reserve Centre
T: 0330 111 3939
Justin Edwards lives in a small town in West Wales with his wife and two children. Justin joined the Armed forces in 1993 where he served with the Royal Regiment of Wales for 9 exciting and varied years with Royal Regiment of Wales, which included a number of postings including; Northern Ireland on Operation BANNER, London on public duties and Germany in an armoured infantry role before being posted to the Infantry Training Centre Catterick as a Physical Training Instructor training adult recruits. During Justin’s Military career, he was fortunate to have gained a broad range of experience in roles such as foot soldiering, peacekeeping, covert surveillance, reconnaissance and armoured infantry. Justin is also a keen sportsman and was fortunate enough to not only represent Royal Regiment of Wales but represented the Army and Combined Services teams at under 21 level.
In 2003, Justin became a serving Police Officer within Dyfed Powys Police where he worked within a number of specialist departments such as Roads Policing and Armed Response, policing the whole of South Wales.
Justin then made a career change into the Private Security industry and worked for a number of years as a Close Protection Officer and Operations Manager on a number of private and government contracts in hostile environments.
In 2015, Justin joined MPCT as an instructor at Bridgend College. In 2016, Justin was promoted and given the opportunity of becoming the Centre Manager of Swansea MPCT. This position allowed him the opportunity to develop his leadership skills and a display a passion of ensuring each and every learner had a clear pathway from being part of the college. Justin tirelessly searched for outside partnerships with the same vison and ethos as MPCT that could provide direction and support. In 2018, Justin was once again promoted to Regional Operations Manager of Wales - this position enables him to search out new partnerships and agencies that may or may not be aware of the college and the Learners that we teach.
Justin is a keen cyclist and is currently training to take part in this year’s Ironman Wales which consists of a 2.4 mile swim (3.9km), 112 mile cycle (180km) and a 26.2 mile (42.2km) run.
Sam joined the Army at 16 with the Royal Engineers. During this time, he completed various courses including All Arms Parachute Selection, All Arms Commando Course, Army Advanced Diver, All Arms PTI and Basic EOD Qualification. Later in his career, Sam completed selection for a newly formed SF Regiment.
Joining the military allowed Sam to travel around the World on exercises and operational tours and this further provided him with the opportunity to meet interesting people with many whom he has remained close friends with to this day.
After leaving the military, Sam moved to France and began work in the Private Military/Security sector across North and West Africa as well as the Middle East in support of UK Foreign Office projects.
Upon return to the UK, Sam worked as a Private Investigator for a period, tracing and locating missing people and persons of interest. At the same time, Sam set up an outdoor survival school with a friend that taught survival skills to children and adults on the weekends. Sam then moved to South Wales and eventually joined MPCT in August, 2017.
Sam enjoys a variety of outdoor activity including gardening, climbing, hill walking, rough shooting and canoeing. He has recently gotten back into photography and speaks multiple languages including Russian, which he is currently learning.
Sam is married with 2 children, 4 dogs and a very impress collection of rare Whiskeys and Gins that he’s not sure he will ever get through.
Andrew has worked in training for over twenty years.
Andrew has a Cert Ed. and a BA honours in Post Compulsory Education and Training, he is qualified at level 5 in Delivering Essential Skills to Adults.
Prior to this Andrew worked as a technical engineer (Mechatronics) for the Japanese electronic company Aiwa. This is where he became interested in training.