“I started growing my beard seriously about 1 year ago after leaving the RAF in 2015 after 22 years serving in Germany, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan amongst other places.
“I love going to the cinema, reading, and I also love listening to music and recently started buying vinyl again much to my wife's dismay.
“I particularly like going to concerts; the last one being to see a band called Hayseed Dixie who were amazing. I have quite an eclectic taste in music ranging from The Smiths through to a band called The Dead South.
“I also have a thing for hats.
“I've been married for 21 years and have 2 daughters, the eldest of which is at Uni and youngest in 6th form. We have a boxer called Quinn so called because she's the fifth member of the family.”