For all you Tony Cumper fans our Walter Mitty winner of the year 2012


In 1976 aged 10, I jointed the military as an Army Cadet. In 1982 aged 16 I jointed the regular British Army, after 19 years service including active service with the Special Forces and with the leaving rank of Sergeant I also enlisted with the French Foreign Legion for five years. I was a Combat Survival Instructor for a total of 14 years during my military service. Since 2001 I have been teaching bushcraft and self defence to civilians.

British Army

Parachute Regiment & various other units

Army Number 24675448

Rank on leaving: – Sergeant

French Army

2eme REP, 13 DBLE, 6eme REG

Number 17**95
I have been involved in a number of active combat tours and training programmes regularly throughout my military career, both as a learner and instructor. I have a number of achievements and a proven track record: For security reasons I do not disclose my exact tours or dates of active tours, but they extend beyond 15 tours.

I had 3 Years as a Section Commander at Aldershot depot Para where I trained recruits through 6 months of training. I was also deployed to Australia and worked with SFTC Special Forces Training Centre for 8 months to teach UK operations.
* 1 year Afghanistan split into two 6 months heli borne strike operations and 6 months Force Protection with CNN. (Close Protection)

* 13 months in Iraq, split down to 4 months including the invasion and 9 months patrolling the boarders of Kuwait. (I was attached to another military unit)


General Service Medal: – Northern Ireland 7 Tours

General Service Medal: – Bosnia 1 Tour

General Service Medal: – Kosovo 2 Tours

General Service Medal: – Gulf War Desert Shield/Storm 1990/1

United Nations Service Medal: – Chad, Africa

Service Nationale: – General French Military Service Medal
July 1988 Awarded the title of “Honneur Membre Legion Etrangere” (Honorary Member of the Legion Etrangere for life).

May 1991 Awarded the Queens Commendation for Bravery during Military Action during the Gulf war (Desert Shield/Storm) of 1990 and 1991

Only one problem.

No P Coy record

No Para Record Histroy

Never served in the Paras or SAS


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