"I spent 6 years in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and a further 16 in the Royal Marines, which qualified me to become a Chelsea Pensioner.
I always wanted to live in London so becoming a Chelsea Pensioner was my goal, as I wouldn't have been able to afford to live here otherwise!
So if you want something enough, I'm a lesson in working long and hard for it!
While in the Royal Marines I was able to serve in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
I wouldn't change anything, I really feel like I'm in the middle of all the action here. I always make sure to walk around town after breakfast, to get out of my quarters - it's important that we all feel part of the world around us. It's a big world and there's a lot going on to get involved in."