During his time with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment he served in the Middle East, India, Iraq, A.A.I., Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Germany.
He enjoyed playing Rugby and Hockey for the Regiment, he was also an active canoeist completing the Devizes - Westminster run on several occasions with other members of the Regiment and Boys Squadron.
He was also an excellent shot, he once shot a snipe in flight from the turret of a moving tank and was presented with a silver statue of the bird by the Regiment.
Africa Star, 8th Army bar
United Nations Korea Medal
QEII Silver Jubilee Medal
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal