Explosive Detection Dog Handler
Joined RFA Security in August after completing the residential EDD course at Malpeet K9 Academy.
Completed 4 Operational tours of Afghanistan providing 15min readiness to the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) teams, flying them around the theatre to drop and pick them up wherever an IED was found and provide ‘Top Cover’ if required.
Completed 6 Operational tours of Iraq flying as a Crewman on the Merlin Helicopter in which our most high-profile duty was to fly the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) around the theatre to pick up and treat injured soldiers under fire on the battlefield and bring them back to the field hospital at Basra Air Station.
- 2008 I was promoted to Crewman Trainer maintaining the Combat Readiness, Continuous training, development and Qualifications of up to 30 Crewman, in the UK and on Operations.
- Summer 2006 - I Was awarded The ‘General Officers Commendation’ for my bravery and my actions in saving the lives of 3 soldiers whilst under heavy bombardment and enemy fire both on the Landing Zone and the hospital landing area.
Posted to RAF Benson to conduct Operational Conversion flying on the Merlin Helicopter and was awarded my flying ‘wings’.
Joined the Royal Air Force as an Air Loadmaster, completed basic airman training at RAF Halton and was awarded the “Best Recruit” for Ground Defence training.
- Nov 2004 Completed Helicopter Crewman flying training at RAF Shawbury.
- Jan 2004 Completed Non-Commissioned aircrew training at RAF Cranwell
Flying history includes over 2300 hours Rotary, and awarded both 1000 and 2000 hours Merlin commendation badge during this period.