By Major Des Astor
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Major Des Astor is a serving officer with greater than 25 years event within the British military, significant Des Astor was once commissioned into the 2d Battalion the Loamshire Regiment in 1975. He has served in troublespots around the globe, starting from Basra to Blackpool and as OC HQ corporation of the Loamshires, he oversaw the merger with the Royal Blankshire Regiment and went directly to function moment in control of the newly shaped 4th Battalion, the Amalgamees (Blankshire and Loamshire) (V) earlier than their conversion to a TA RLC catering regiment. After a winning travel as SO2 G4 (Pest keep watch over) in HQ MND (SE) at Basra overseas Airport, Des is now on the MoD, as government officer for a undertaking looking to enforce operational rat-catching protocols throughout all 3 services.
Educated at Badger's Heath university close to Oswestry and the Royal army Academy Sandhurst (where he handed out 247th out of 251 within the Order of Merit), Des now lives at the border among Hampshire and Wiltshire along with his spouse Fenella and their seven Springer spaniels. they've got grown-up childrens. In what little spare time he has, Des enjoys bricklaying and canasta.