Joshua Coy Originally from Torpoint, a small town in Cornwall, and now living in Bristol, Josh was brought up in a military family, where his father served with 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery. This was a primary motivating factor for Josh to join the Armed Forces. As such, in 2010 he joined the British Army and served with 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery within 7 Sphinx Commando Battery's Gun Troop. During his time in the Army, Josh provided technical assistance to an 8-man gun detachment as well as working and instructing in a range of different environments across the world. After seven years of service, Josh made the difficult decision to leave the the Army. This has enabled him to have the time to do volunteer work; something he has wanted to do for many years. As an animal lover and with the skills that his years of service have provided him with, Josh felt particularly suited to his deployment with Veterans for Wildlife and can't wait to begin. In August 2017 Josh deployed with Veterans for Wildlife to the Balule Nature Reserve in order to put his years of experience as an OP Assistant to good use. Alongside his good friend and team mate Reiss, Josh fulfilled a critical surveillance support function for anti-poaching rangers in the area. Providing overwatch for vulnerable animal populations, monitoring human activity and passing relevant intelligence to the rangers. On returning from South Africa, Josh intends to begin a new career in air conditioning and would like to carry on working with Veterans for Wildlife where possible.