Brian Sherrington joined the Royal Engineers in 1975 and was trained as a combat engineer and then as a welder. He spent most of his soldier career in the admin world reaching the rank of WO1 in 1993 and was commissioned to the rank of captain in 1998. He retired from the regular army in 2013 as a Lt Col.
During his career he served in Northern Ireland, the Falklands War with 36 Engineer Regiment, the Liberation of Kuwait in 1991, served with the UN in Cyprus between 1991-93 and was part of the 2003 Gulf War in Iraq.
From 2013 to 2018 he worked with the Full Time Reserve Service in a Personnel Recovery Unit helping wounded, injured and sick service personnel transition out of the services in to civilian life. From 2018 to retirement this year he was the National Veterans Employment Manager for RFEA – The Forces Employment Charity, an extremely complex and challenging job.
One of the 50 pilgrims that travelled back to the Falklands 30th in 2012, he was asked to apply to be a trustee of SAMA and duly did so. He resigned as a trustee in 2018 when his new job with RFEA became overbearing, but is now ready to become a trustee again
Brian is educated to MSc level but is now enjoying retirement in Cumbria with his wife Amanda.