Sept 1972 - Joined Army age 15 as a Junior Soldier
Dec 1974 - Depot Parachute Regiment
May 1975 - 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment
75-78 - Three operational tours of Northern Ireland (Op Banner) Shot, laid on bomb.
Sept 1978 - First SAS selection. Failed but retained for 2nd attempt.
Jan 1979 - Second SAS Selection.
May 1979 - Badged to B Sqn 22 SAS.
Qualified as a Registered Emergency Medical Technician.
Dec 1979 - 4th tour of Northern Ireland.
May 1980 - Operation Nimrod. Hostage Rescue London.
Sept 1981 - Married to wife Heather.
Nov 1981 - Qualified Linguist. Arabic
Feb 1982 - Operation Sandy Wanderer. Discovered measles in the Bedouin population of Oman.
Oct 1982 - Qualified as Royal Marines Sniper Marksman
Apr 1982 Operation Mikado Falklands War.
Jan 1983 5th Tour Northern Ireland
Nov 1984 Purchased discharge from HM Forces
1984 - Mar 1986 Bodyguard Al Fayed Family London. Qualified Black Belt in Karate
June 86 - Contract Soldier Sri Lanka. Resigned.
1987 - Bodyguard Sheikh Mohammed and John Akah Blay Mazer.
1988 - Bodyguard Rafic Harriri Lebanon.
1990 - Major in Frelimo armed forces Mozambique
1991 - Bodyguard Albert Dunlap
1992 - Director of Security Company.
1992 - Medical Officer for Omai Gold Guyana. Built, trained staff and managed the medical reception centre.
1994 - Founded London Shukokai Karate.
1999 - Founded- London Karate Limited
2002 - Published Autobiography
2003 - Appeared in BAFTA award winning documentary SAS Embassy Siege.
2004 - Won Australian Shukokai Karate Kata Championships. Melbourne
2011 - Qualified as 6th Dan Black Belt in Karate
2012 - Broke his neck and retired from teaching karate.
2013 - Attended University of Surrey as an undergraduate in English Literature and Creative Writing.
2016 - Graduated BA (Hons) 2:1
2017-2020 - Published a three book trilogy. The Words of the Wise Old Paratrooper
2018 - Diagnosed with malignant bladder cancer.
Successfully treated and now in recovery.
One wife, five children, ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.