Life after Service


Hear my radio interview with the British Forces Broadcasting Service  today: 1800 UK time and follow links to BFBSUK.

There are lots of us with stories about our adventures after leaving  the Navy, Army or Air Force.  If you want to see more of what I’ve been up to over the last 21 years, you can read my story at and catch up with the videos of the world tour at

Military life was great for learning specific skills.  In my case, managing projects, budgets and people.  Far more important was the motivation, determination, confidence and ambition to live life to the full and try to make a contribution to the country.  Working with other people from many different backgrounds, with so many different skills, characters   and motivations was ideal preparation for life in “Civvy Street”.  Perhaps this is our great strength as ex-military people : having breadth of vision and being willing to accept anyone like-minded, regardless of who or what they are.

If you miss tonight’s show, there are other opportunities :

25 February local Breakfast shows  0600-0700

Wednesday 27 February local Lunchtime shows 1300-1400

Thursday 28 February Worldwide show 1000-1100









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