Jamie was a former Cdt RSM from Tidworth Detachment. He left cadets and completed an aeronautical apprenticeship at Boscombe Down.
Jamie had a promising career ahead of him and was hoping to work on the hi-tech Apache helicopters with the possibility of working in the United Arab Emirates.
Shortly after completing his apprenticeship, sadly he was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident.
From the age of 11 Jamie chose to attend the Duke of York's Military Academy in Dover, where as well as his academic studies he became a saxophone player in the school's marching band, attending many international sporting events as part of pre-game and half-time entertainment. He also became the Regimental Sergeant Major in the Army Cadets, which is the highest rank achievable by Cadets..
He had been on his apprenticeship for just over four years, which had him working on many military aircraft including Typhoon class fighters, Tornadoes and his personal favourite, the Apache Helicopter. He won prestigious awards during every year of his apprenticeship.
He was also the youngest member of the Royal British Legion Riders’ Branch and an active fundraiser for the ABF: The Soldiers’ Charity.
His family felt it was the Combined Cadet Forces (CCF) and Army cadet Force (ACF) that improved Jamie's chances in life and got him the dream job he wanted. They wanted to remember him, whilst encouraging and rewarding those who overcome adversity to achieve in the cadets and thus later in life.
“We try to celebrate his life, more than mourn his passing. Although we are sad that he has gone, we are happier that he was ever here at all....”