I was born on 04/07/1988 and spent my child hood growing up in Abercynon South Wales. I decided that I wanted to Join the Royal Marines at the Age of 15 and enrolled in the Military Preparation College based in Cardiff.
I joined the Royal Marines at the Age of 16 and passed for duty as an original in 2005. During my 14 year career I deployed on three tours of Afghanistan and various exercises around the globe including mountain training in the Himalayas. I specialised as an Assault Engineer and spent most of my time as a Corporal and a Section Commander.
My most rewarding time in the Royal Marines was when I had the opportunity to mentor Recruits through the 32 weeks of Commando training and also being attached to the Special Forces Support Group. Shortly after this period I was medically discharged due to a back injury after spending nearly two years in Rehabilitation.
On leaving the Marines I travelled Europe in a camper van with my wife and two dogs, visited over 20 countries and met some amazing people. I enjoy travelling, fitness, hiking and climbing.