Graeme was born in 1962 in what was then a small village called Knowsley, Merseyside. He always knew he was going top join the Royal Marines from about the age of 8!
He joined 255 Troop and passed out from the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines (CTCRM) in April 1980.
Having moved on to join 40 Commando RM, in Plymouth, Seaton Barracks. Where he served in the Falklands conflict and Northern Ireland, he then went to Comacchio Company, CTCRM, Commando Helicopter Operations Support Cell (CHOSC) and finally 3 Brigade Air Squadron both at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, where he left the Corps in February 1992.
On leaving the Corps Graeme has held several Facilities Management positions within the City of London.
Graeme has been married to Sharon for 26 years. They met whilst in the Royal Navy Downhill Alpine Ski Teams and have a daughter called Harriet. Currently the family live in Crawley, West Sussex.
In September of 2019 he was asked if he would become Chairman of The RMA City of London. Graeme explains that this was an absolute honour to do and I was extremely humbled to take the reins from our outgoing Chairman Jim Ellard, whom had grown the branch to where it is today after some 31 years! I am under no illusion that I have some rather massive ‘boots’ to fill. But I am also confident and encouraged that the continued success of our vibrant branch is fundamentally very much down to our members and our excellent committee, in driving our branch forward. I just need to know where to steer occasionally!
As well as being an active member of the RMA City of London Branch, he enjoys keeping up with the more senior members on a social level and finding out that they were doing troop section attacks before I was even born!
Per Mare Per Terram