Eoghan Morecroft Eoghan joined the Army at the age of 17, joining the Queens Royal Lancers (QRL), straight from school. He completed his basic training at what was then ATR Bassingbourne, passing out to complete phase two training at the ARMCEN in Bovington, learning his trade as a CVR(T) driver. Upon joining his regiment in the September of 2007, Eoghan quickly volunteered to deploy on Operation Herrick 7 with 3 Troop A Squadron, deploying as part of the Royal Marines armoured support company, operating Viking armoured vehicles. Shortly thereafter, Eoghan once again found himself on pre-deployment training for Operation Herrick 12, deploying with F Squadron QRL, the formation reconnaissance squadron for the battlegroup. During this tour Eoghan found himself in a ground based infantry role, a role in which he relished being able to use his infantry skills to good use. Eoghan left the regular Army in May 2017, and on returning home to Edinburgh, took up a position with his local reserve unit in order to help train the squadron in all aspects of soldiering, and he also worked for the British Consulate in Erbil, Kurdistan as a Close Protection operative. The transition to civilian life hasn’t been easy, so he has decided to volunteer his time and skills for another worthwhile cause, that of Veterans for Wildlife, in order to gain a better sense of self-worth, and help other veterans in his position, sharing his experiences and lessons learned in the transition phase.