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Mike went straight from Ellesmere to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst; quite a culture shock! During a career spanning twenty-six years he served in Northern Ireland, Germany, The Balkans, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Afghanistan, and reached the rank of Colonel. In late 2006 he joined the Australian Army as a Lieutenant Colonel for a complete change of scenery. Based in Sydney for the first couple of years, he spent some time in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan (again!). Far more importantly, he met Andrea (an officer in the Army’s Band Corps) and they were married in Melbourne in March 2009. During that year Mike’s responsibilities included assisting with the response to the worst bush fires in living memory. Mike was promoted to Colonel at the end of 2009. He and Andrea are now settled in their own home in Melbourne and are immersed in sport, culture and the arts.
5th October 2012 Back to Where are they now?