James Martin

Joined 2021

Having come from a strong military family it was only inevitable I was to follow in my parents’ footsteps and join the military myself. Having joined the 1st Bn Welsh Guards at a young age I served for just over 12 amazing years. During my time I carried out several operation tours including Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Upon leaving I took my experience and knowledge learnt during my time in the Army and went back to Afghanistan as a consultant working alongside the United States Military. Once I decided to settle with my family in Wales, I then spent time as a Prison Officer!

I like to keep myself actively fit and found that living next to the sea I regularly go for early morning or late evening swims. This has inspired me to personally aim for completing a triathlon within the next few years!

Keen interest in films, music, and the outdoors. One of my many personal achievements was hiking over the Pyrenees Mountain range from France into Spain, covering over 100 miles in 5 days, with fellow veterans raising money for Military charities.