A friend of mine was a 18yo guardsman in '82 and is still serving as a Major
Name didn't begin with M and end in NT by any chance?I knew a Para in the careers office in Southampton that had served in the Falklands - I believe he's still serving on some sort of FTRS contract. I'm sure there are plenty of GW1 vets still serving as well - probably LEs now.
There are plenty of old Retired Majors cutting about that would have you believe they're still serving.
Did You know any WW2 veterans still serving when You joined?
I guess based on that it may have been possible that in the first Gulf War there were Korean War veterans serving too?I went to JLR Jan '80, my latest run out date is Oct 20
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This man, as he has his own wikipedia page I dont see Persec being an issue:The Falklands War was 33 years ago, and the (first) Gulf War was nearly 25 years ago.
This got me thinking - is anyone from these conflicts left serving, or from perhaps even earlier ones?
I ask because I saw Alastair Bruce (Sky News correspondent) is a TA Brigadier, having served in the Scots Guards in the Falklands War. What other long serving veterans are still serving in regular, TA or NRPS roles?
Did he not get out then rejoin?
I am sure there is a helicopter pilot who has done so....It would be a rare animal that served down south, in both Gulf to do's and Afghan, though I suspect that there is such a badger out there!