My vision of getting into the Special Forces had been my pull for almost 8 years at that point. A meeting in 2006 first led me to start thinking about it, and almost 12 months later, it became an all encompassing dream. This goal would define my choices and take me through mud, pain, tears and injury for the next 6 years.
As a Royal Marines Commando Officer – not being able to deploy meant only one thing; a diet-coke career. Or create a new future.