Boyd Aimes Career Profile

• September 1986 : Browning Barracks, Aldershot. The training depot of British Airborne forces.

• April 1987 : Posted to 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment.

• January 1989:  Boyd is promoted to Lance Corporal.

• February 1989: Reduced to the rank of private and receives 28 days detention. returns to the battalion.

• July 1989: He is Invited to join the pathfinder platoon.

• February 1990: Promoted to Lance Corporal for the second time.

• April 1992:  invited to join selection for Special Forces military intelligence.

• May 1999: Returns to 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment.

• December 2001: Declined promotion to sergeant.

• May 2002: Operation Palliser, the evacuation of British, Commonwealth and European Union citizens from Sierra Leone, because of increased rebel activity in the capital city Freetown. Later as part of the task force at the forward operating base at Lungi Airport. In the village of Lungi Lol, nearly 12 miles from the airport, they were attacked by the rebels On 17 May 2002. The firefight lasted several hours, with over 30 rebels killed without the loss of a single man for this action he received the Military Cross.

• 2003: Operation Telic in Iraq.

• 2008: Afghanistan.

• 2010: Kabul wounded in the shoulder; he received an honourable discharge after 24 years service, bringing his Military career to a close.