I joined the Army (Royal Engineers) in 1990 and served in multiple locations, in 1997 I was medically discharged due to an accident and joined Hull Royal Engineers Association (REA). I accepted the position as Vice President and 3 years later became President Hull REA. In March 2019 I stepped down after serving a 3-year term in 2019 when the Vice President took over.
The accident which happened (in November 1995) made me an above knee amputee and after struggling to find a prosthesis to fit I contacted BLESMA who advised me to attend Seacroft Hospital, Leeds. The staff there informed me I had been given the wrong items and the artificial limb would never stay in place if I carried on using it. After 2 years of fittings and rebuilding the artificial limb it was finally delivered for testing in March 2019 and is still being tested to see if it fits and there are any problems with it.