Sam Meredith

Former Royal Military Police officer Sam Meredith was part of a team operating a hi-tech monitoring system that detected armed poachers every single night during his deployment to South Africa as a volunteer for Veterans for Wildlife.Read more

Aimée Nash

Royal Military Police officer Aimée Nash drew on her experience in Afghanistan to help run the inaugural senior command, leadership and management course for South Africa’s first all-female anti-poaching unit, the Black Mambas, who operate on the edge of the Kruger National Park.Read more

Paul Brodrick

While Paul served with the Royal Marines in the Middle East in a front-line combat role, since leaving the military he has trained as a paramedic. As a volunteer he spent time with an anti-poaching unit in the Greater Kruger Park delivering first aid training.Read more

Alisdair Donaldson

Ally passed on lessons he learned as a combat medical technician with the British Army in Iraq to provide first aid and leadership skills to the Black Mambas, South Africa’s first all-female anti-poaching unit.Read more

Tony Panayi

Self-confessed animal lover Tony Panayi’s first exposure to Africa’s wildlife was during a peacetime exercise in Botswana with the British Army. Tony’s 30-year military career saw him rise through the ranks and serve in the Falklands, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.Read more

Thomas O'Sullivan

Watching a rhino being dehorned was both the highlight and low point of former Royal Marine Thomas ‘Sully’ O’Sullivan’s deployment to Africa as a volunteer with Veterans for Wildlife.Read more

Reiss Carroll

Reiss was born in Birmingham where he lived until the age of ten, moving to Cannock, Staffordshire thereafter. He did fairly well in school and has always been heavily involved in anything of an athletic nature. Reiss joined the Army aged just 16 years old.Read more

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.Read more

Mark Jackson

After serving for seven years as an Officer in the British Army, Mark has turned his attention to conservation and the protection of Africa's wildlife. In September 2017 Mark travelled to South Africa with Veterans for Wildlife in order to assist in the delivery of tactical and fieldcraft training for the anti-poaching rangers at Nambiti Game Reserve.Read more

Dale Edwards

Dale travelled to South Africa as a volunteer with Veterans for Wildlife in September 2017. He was one of two veterans offering basic tactical and first aid training to rangers at Nambiti Game Reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.Read more

Dermot Kavanagh

Putney soldier, Lance Corporal Dermot Kavanagh, 28, drew upon the skills he has learned in the Army Reserve when he joined a hi-tech operation as a volunteer to track rhino poachers in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. A member of the Royal Yeomanry, Royal Armoured Corps, Dermot’s ‘day job’ is as a fitness instructor and personal trainer with British Military Fitness (BMF).Read more

Belinda Scott

Belinda has a background in events management and catering where she worked in the financial services industry for Huysamer Stals Stockbrokers in Johannesburg for nearly two decades. She is an avid conservationist and has spent significant time in the South African bush since a very early age - its longevity and sustainability is of paramount importance to her and her family.Read more