Markus Strydom

Markus spent 8 years in the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, deploying to Afghanistan as a section commander within the Reconnaissance Platoon. In June 2012 he was shot twice and hit with a hand grenade whilst clearing a compound of insurgents.

Since leaving the army he works closely with the personal recovery unit in Colchester: sharing his experience and advice about leaving the army and joining the civilian workforce.

Skills and achievements:

• Markus was awarded the Military Cross for actions taken in the line of fire

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