The travel opportunities without a doubt. I’m often travelling, I like driving up to Castlemartin in Wales to inspect ammunition, making sure it’s safe to travel on the road. Sometimes it’s further afield, I’m hoping to go to Germany and Arizona this year. In Arizona, there are around 500kgs of explosives which needs to be disposed of safely and in Germany I need to make sure some ammunition is safe to travel back to the UK.
I’m a subject matter expert in ammunition and deal with the inspections, storage, safety and disposal of all in-service ammunition. I supervise guided weapons fire and am the safety expert – if it goes wrong, I must safely dispose of it (explosively).
I also check sites across the UK to make sure they are suitable for ammunition and explosives before exercises take place. My main base is at Ashchurch in Tewkesbury where I live in barracks. I am originally from Luton and go home at weekends when we have time to relax.