“I joined the RAF reserves in 2019. I had been in the Marines for two years when I was in my twenties and missed the focus that being part of the military brought to my life.
“I learned so much from my time in the marines. It not only brought me a whole new skillset, it gave me a focus and commitment that really served me well when I moved into a civilian career.
“I joined the RAF because it’s a very professional set-up and I wanted to be in an environment which offer lots of new challenges and learning opportunities.
“I’m massively into physical fitness and the military training gives me an extra outlet for that.
“I work as an account manager for Speedibake in Bradford and my employers have supported my role in the reserves, including by allowing additional paid leave so he can do annual camps.”