Gerry has been involved with Airbox since leaving the Armed Forces 8 years ago. He is a Director alongside William Moore, the CEO of the company. Gerry spent 45 years in the Armed Forces, all with specialist units, the majority of which were with 22 SAS Regiment where he spent 34 years. During this period, he saw service in major conflicts: Northern Ireland, the Falkland Islands, the Balkans, the Middle East and Afghanistan as well as being deployed in a number of other countries where there was British interest.
Many of the positions he held throughout his career, especially whilst serving with 22 SAS Regiment have particular relevance to the role he undertakes at Airbox today. He previously worked extensively with the Emergency Services though particularly with the police where, as befitted someone of his rank and experience he planned, prepared and ran training and operations within the counter-terrorism arena. He also worked and operated with a number of Other Government Departments.
Whilst serving, Gerry received four gallantry awards - two Queen’s Gallantry Medals (QGM) and two Mention in Dispatches (MID), a Commander in Chief Commendation (CINC) for valuable service as well as being created a Member of the British Empire (MBE).
Gerry is also the CEO of a military charity called Hire A Hero – a charity he set up on leaving the Armed Forces and which he still runs today. Its focus lies in supporting Service Personnel on their transition from Service to Civilian life.