Born 02 November 1968 in a small village in Somerset, called "Shipham"
Educated at the "Kings Of Wessex" Upper School Cheddar Somerset.
Moved to Tintagel from South Wonford, North Devon in 1995. Needed a bigger place to live, for a growing family, better quality of life with outstanding schools.
Tintagel was that place!
I left school at the age of 17 and joined the Royal Navy, still serving now after 30 years.
Due to leave the service after completing a 5 year extension in 2013. I was then approached, and was asked to stay again, for another 5 years!
Said yes, must be mad, now due to leave during 2018 after 33 years.
Life in the Royal Navy has taken me all over the world, meeting some great, and not so great people!
Worked with people from all walks of life, seen action and conflict, seen pain and suffering.
Active service in the Gulf, Bosnia, Northern Ireland Afghanistan.
Lucky enough to serve on HMS Cornwall three times, the last time was during 2011, sadly before she was decommissioned after a successful deployment conducting "Anti Piracy Operations" near Somalia.
I’m now an "Instructor of new recruits" at HMS Raleigh, Torpoint Cornwall.
(Just like having children all over again!)
After leaving HMS Raleigh, my next job was onboard HMS Echo as the Communications Engineer.
First trip away, I was involved with searching for the missing airliner MA370.
Married to Deborah, who is also very active in the local community, drives the Age Concern Bus, Committee member for the W.I. and with great help runs the local Brownie Unit!
Plus looks after me!!
I have two smashing Children, Oliver (22) and Hannah (19).
Oliver attended University in Cardiff; he completed his Degree and is now looking for full time work.
Hannah completed her “A” levels and is now looking at Universities.
I was born in London in 1928 Evacuated with Wilson’s Grammar School to Horsham in Surrey and moved to Tintagel in 1940 as my parents had been bombed out, and my sisters were evacuated to Tintagel.
After I finished School I served in the DCLI for 3 years and in 1949 on my return I was a Grocer in Tintagel until my retirement in 1989. I have been a Parish councillor for Tintagel for 50 years. I was first elected in 1964.
I have also been The District Councillor for Tintagel for over 30 years. I was first elected to Camelford Rural District Council in 1970. Then Elected to NCDC in 1979. I became Chairman of NCDC in 1999.
I have been a Rotarian for 30 years, now retired and Secretary of The Social Hall Committee. Also formed and am now the Secretary of The Tintagel Indoor Bowls Club, the last 13 years (from 2000) I have been a County Player, now retired.