Graeme was born in 1962 in what was then a small village called Knowsley, Merseyside.
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, 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 where he remains to this day.
Graeme has been married to Sharon for 24 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.
As well as being an active member of the RMA City of London Branch and editor of ‘City Royal’ the branch newsletters, he enjoys keeping up with the more senior members on a social level.