Jamie joined the Junior Royal Engineers straight from school at the age of 16, spent four years in British Army on the Rhine – Germany.
He volunteered for and passed the arduous All Arms Commando Course at the age of 22 years old, one of only 17 to pass the course at the first attempt out of an original 60 students, at Commando training centre, Lympstone, Devon.
On completion of his training he was drafted to 59 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers, operating with 3 Commando brigade for 8 years. He made a number of trips to Norway and became a military ski instructor & cold weather warfare instructor, teaching other members of the unit how to live, fight, survive and operate effectively in arctic conditions.
He left in September 2000 and spent 5 years as a ski instructor, in America, teaching all ages and abilities to ski.
Jamie worked extensively as an outdoor activity instructor and Mountain leader in many varied and interesting areas of the U.K and spent 8 years working in the education sector, in both secondary schools and further education establishments; gained Certificate in education - level 5. Most recently teaching students who have a wish to one day join a Military or Emergency service.
Jamie has passed the, notoriously challenging, BMMA L2 Martial arts instructor course and subsequently gained the prestigious Black Belt under Lee Matthews, British Military Martial Arts.
Jamie runs a thriving, ever evolving and growing martial arts school in Wiltshire, he is continually practising martial arts – Kickboxing, boxing, & self-defence techniques.