Keith served for 22 years as a soldier in the Royal Engineers, he was commissioned after reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 in 1994 and retired from the Army in 2007, where he was the Quartermaster at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham.
Keith completed several tours on the Falkland Islands during his time in the Army. The first was in 1984-1985 building a generation station on Mount Kent for the radar installation, and three further tours forged his interest in Falkland Islanders and their right to decide their own future. The most memorable was his tour as Assistant Property Manager for the military estate in 1999-2000, this 6-month tour included the inspection and maintenance of the military installations and during this time, he befriended many Islanders and has played host to them when they have visited the UK.
After leaving from the Army, Keith worked for the charity Sue Ryder coordinating a fleet of vans and drivers for an area stretching from Catford, South London to Chesterfield in Derby until he retired in 2020.
Keith has been an active member of the Falkland Islands Association since 2013.
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