Connan was born in Sunderland, England, and joined the Parachute Regiment from leaving school at 16. He started his career at AFC Harrogate and went on to pass Parachute Company (Pcoy) at the age of 17 as one of the youngest recruits to pass para selection.
Connan served with the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Colchester and got both his British and German parachute qualifications.
He parachuted into Arnhem, Holland for the anniversary with various different Paratroopers from all over the world.
He went on various different exercises and tasks such as OP FIRIC and Airborne Task Force (ABTF). Connan has a family history in the regiment as his brother and dad both served in the same battalion. Sadly he lost his brother in Afghanistan in 2008 to a suicide bomb.
Connan left the Army in 2014 and re-joined in 2017 as a Combat Medic Technician, so that he could gain knowledge in the medical environment and help people in the future.
When leaving regular service Connan went on to get his close protection licence, in which he’s been doing since he started MPCT for the last 3 years.
The reason he started MPCT is to help young individuals achieve their goals and share his knowledge from his career.