As a reservist James has served with the Parachute Regiment in both Iraq and Afghanistan. On both occasions he has volunteered to put himself in harms way in the service of queen and country. He has trained hard and worked tirelessly raising money for many charitable causes including `The Parachute Regiment Afghanistan Trust`. Most recently he pushed himself to not only run the Edinburgh marathon but to do it wearing a parachute and reserve adding some 60lb to what is already a daunting challenge. In doing so he has helped to raise funds that will change for the better the lives of those who have been injured and the families of those who have fallen in battle. He continues to serve as a reservist training and inspiring the next round of recruits to perform beyond their personal best and leading by example.