Served in the Royal Navy for 23 years as a Submariner in Diesel Electric Boats. Awarded the Faulklands medal whilst onboard HMS/M Onyx in 1982. Went on to have a 24 year career with SKF travelling globally as a Vibration Analyst. Retired in 2019. Lived in Saltash for over 30 years before moving to St.Ives in 2020.