Born John Kavanagh in Dublin,
changed his name to join the British Army and lied about his age he said
he was born in 1945 and joined up when he was 16. Initially joined 1RWF
(not sure what year but think it was 1963).
Then served with 2RRF and as
an instructor at DQD.Left the Army in 1981 whilst serving as the Provost
After leaving the Army he served
as a Prison Officer at HMP Maze and HMP Crumlin Road.