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MEET THE RED DEVILS

Capt Steve Child

Capt Steve Child

Team Role: Officer Commanding
Jump Numbers: 350+
Fav Dropzone: Port a Scuda, Sardinia

Captain Steve Child was born in Staffordshire. He joined the British Army in 1991 and has served the majority of his career with the 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. He reached the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major in 2013 and commissioned to Captain in 2015. During his career he has conducted several operational tours including Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. Steve has also trained on a number of overseas exercises including America, Belize, Italy, Jordan, Oman and Poland.

Steve's a keen cyclist and a frequent hill walker over the black mountains in South Wales.

Sgt Nathan Fisher

Sgt Nathan Fisher

Team Role: Team Sergeant
Jump Numbers: 600
Fav Dropzone: Skydive Netheravon, Wiltshire UK
Ratings/ Records: CF2, FF2, TR3, FS1, CT3

Sgt Nathan Fisher was born in Leicester. He joined the Army in 2006 and went on to spend the majority of his career with the 1st Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. During time in Battalion he conducted several Operational Tours and Short Term Training Teams across the world. He is also one of the Teams Display jumpers with aspirations to join the media team.

His favourite skydiving disciplines are Freefly and Angle Tracking. Out of work he enjoys spending time with family and annoying his dog.

Cpl Wayne Shorthouse

Cpl Wayne Shorthouse

Team Role: Team Leader
Jump Numbers: 3700+
Fav Dropzone: Dubai Palm
Ratings/ Records: Tandem Instructor, CF Coach

Cpl Wayne 'Shorty' Shorthouse, from Plymouth, joined 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment in 2001. During his career he has deployed twice to Northern Ireland, twice to Iraq and also conducted three tours of Afghanistan. He has been employed as a Liaison Officer to Estonian forces in Afghanistan and conducted exercises overseas in Oman, Italy and Africa.

He has a strict gym routine and he enjoys weight training. His other hobbies are surfing, photography and learning the guitar. He Dedicates any spare time to his wife and daughter.

Cpl Mike French

Cpl Mike French

Team Role: JM & Training Coordinator
Jump Numbers: 5000+
Fav Dropzone: Dubai Palm
Ratings/ Records: CF2, CP1, JM1, FS1, FF1, Tandem Instructor, CF Coach, FS Coach, CH Coach

Cpl Mike French known as Frenchy is originally from the Lake District. He joined the Army in 1998 at 16 years and spent the majority of his career in 3 PARA before joining the Red Devils. He has conducted four operational deployments in Northern Ireland, one in Kosovo, two Tours of Iraq and two of Afghanistan.

He dedicated to conducting tandems and engaging with members of the public. His spare time is spent with his family.

Cpl Stephen Handley

Cpl Stephen Handley

Team Role: Team Cameraman
Jump Numbers: 1000+
Fav Dropzone: Skydive Arizona AZ, USA
Ratings/ Records: FF1, TR1/TR2/TR3, WS1/WS2, CF Coach, FS Coach, Tandem Instructor, Advanced Packer (S) + (T), Parachute Rigger

Cpl Stephen Handley is from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. He joined 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment in 2006, later becoming Section Commander within his Company. Operational deployments have taken him to Afghanistan in 2008 and 2010 and in 2013 he promoted to Corporal. During his career he has deployed on overseas exercises in places such as Uganda, Kenya, Brunei, France, Belize and Canada.

His favourite skydiving discplines are tracking and flying the team big flags. Other hobbies include base jumping, wind tunnel flying, shooting and spending time with family. He has also competed in the World’s longest kayak race (444 miles) in Canada, coming in 2nd place.

Cpl Henry Mole

Cpl Henry Mole

Team Role: Training & Tandem Coordinator
Jump Numbers: 800+
Fav Dropzone: Skydive DeLand FL, USA
Ratings/ Records: FS1, TR1/TR2, CF1/CF2, Advanced Packer, Basic Riggers, Tandem Instructor

Cpl Henry 'Moley' Mole is from Devon. He joined the British Army in 2006 and passed out from the Army Foundation College into 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment in 2007. During his career he has done four operational tours, and served as a section commander in a Machine Gun Platoon. Overseas exercises have taken him to Oman, Kenya and America.

He enjoys Canopy Relative Work, Freeflying and Tracking. In his spare time he enjoys going to the gym, spending time with friends and family, inlcuding his f1b minature golden-doodle. he is also an amateur wakeboarder.

Cpl Richard Kingston

Cpl Richard Kingston

Team Role: Tandem Coordinator
Jump Numbers: 300+
Fav Dropzone: Boca Cica, Key West FL, USA
Ratings/ Records: FS1, TR1, CF1/CF2,

Cpl Richard Kingston, known as ‘Kingy’, was born in Wolverhampton. He joined 2 PARA in 2007 and he deployed on Herrick 8 in 2008 as a Rifleman. He then conducted another operational tour of Afghanistan in 2010 (Herrick 13) as a mortarman. He has conducted a number of exercises in Kenya, The Falklands, Cyprus, Oman, Germany and America. In 2017 Cpl Kingston was selected to be one of the first APJIs (Army Parachute Jump Instructors), posting to RAF BRIZE NORTON to train low level parachutists for 16 Brigade.

Kingy joined The Red Devils in 2019. He currently is the tandem coordinator and hopes to join the CRW team. His favourite place to skydive is Key West Florida. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, when not playing amateur chess for his local team. he also likes keeping fit by going gym and doing weight training.

LCpl Ollie Goss

LCpl Ollie Goss

Team Role: Team Cameraman
Jump Numbers: 1000+
Fav Dropzone: Skydive Sebastian FL, USA
Ratings/ Records: FS1, TR1/TR2/TR3, WS1/WS2, FF1, CF1/CF2, Advanced Packer, Wingsuit Coach, Tandem Instructor

LCpl Ollie Goss is from Northamptonshire. He joined the 3rd Battalion of the Parachute Regiment in 2013 after his forth year serving within the British Army. He has sinced served as a Rifleman and 2IC in 3 PARA, C Company. During his career he has previously deployed to Afghanistan, Cyprus, Germany, America and Africa.

When skydiving, he enjoys Wingsuiting and Canopy Relative Work. In his spare time he likes to keep fit and spend time with his family and his famous dog Panzer.

LCpl Cameron Clark

LCpl Cameron Clark

Team Role: Team Rigger
Jump Numbers: 1600+
Fav Dropzone: Skydive Spaceland San Marcos TX, USA
Ratings/ Records: FS1, FF1, TR1/TR2, CF1/CF2, Advanced Packer, Parachute Rigger, Tandem Instructor

LCpl Cameron Clark was born and raised in Hertfordshire and is known on the team as Cam. He joined the Parachute Regiment in 2012 having and initially served with 3 PARA, C Company, as a Rifleman. Since then he has conducted exercises in America, Kenya, the Falkland Islands and Germany. During 2015 he was part of the 3 PARA Army Champions boxing team and promoted to LCpl in 2018.

He enjoys Canopy Relative Work and Tracking. In his spare time he likes to travel with his partner and renovate vintage penny-farthings for collectors.

LCpl Danny Watson

LCpl Danny Watson

Team Role: Social Media Coordinator
Jump Numbers: 300+
Fav Dropzone: Skydive Elsinore CA, USA
Ratings/ Records: FS1, TR1/TR2, FS Coach, CSBI

LCpl Danny Watson is from Colchester, Essex. He joined the British Army in 2013 and on completion of basic training he was posted to 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment. During his career he has been on multiple overseas exercises including America, Kenya, Croatia, Germany and France. In 2019 LCpl Watson was posted to the Joint Service Parachute Wing in Netheravon to start his Army Skydiving Career and while there achieved his first instructor rating and accumulated 320 jumps.

He enjoys tracking and is currently working towards his Category System Instructor rating and achieving his Wingsuit 1 Qualification. In his spare time he like to add to his collection of vintage marbles which he has been collecting since he was in primary school, he also attends the annual marble convention when possible with work commitments, also he regularly goes to the gym and enjoys generally keeping fit.

LCpl Louis Cuddy

LCpl Louis Cuddy

Team Role: Team Quartermaster & Sponsorship Coordinator
Jump Numbers: 200+
Fav Dropzone: Black Knights, UK
Ratings/ Records: FS1 CF1/CF2

LCpl Louis Cuddy joined the army in 2017, After Passing Basic Training he Joined B Company 2 PARA. Whilst serving in B Company he has deployed on multiple overseas exercises before being promoted in 2019. he has since deployed on OP Toral 9 and recently on OP Pitting where he helped evacuate entitled persons from Afghanistan in 2021.

When skydiving, his favourite discipline is Canopy Relative Workand is hoping to join the CRW team in the future. His Local DZ is Black Knights, where he has completed most of his jumps to date. when jumping in his spare time he has been part of Multiple Big Way Formation Skydiving events and is working on progressing his freeflying to the same standard.

LCpl Adam Bellingham

LCpl Adam Bellingham

Team Role: Social Media Coordinator
Jump Numbers: 200+
Fav Dropzone: Skydive Pepperell MA, USA
Ratings/ Records: FS1

LCpl Adam Bellingham is from south london. He joined the British Army in 2017 and on completion of basic training served with D company the third battalion the parachute regiment. Whilst serving he has Been deployed overseas to countries such as Kuwait, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Kenya, Jordan and the Falkland Islands

In his spare time he likes to keep fit and go to the gym, as well as learning to play the guitar

Pte Ollie Hobbs

PTE OLLIE HOBBS

Team Role: Team Rigger
Jump Numbers: 200+
Fav Dropzone: UK Parachuting, Beccles
Ratings/ Records: FS1

Pte Ollie Hobbs is from Hertfordshire. He joined the 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment in 2020 and went into A company. He was deployed to Boznia-Herzegovian and assisted in the evacuation of Kabul airport in 2021.

In his spare time he likes to keep fit as well as cycling and mountain climbing.

Pte Max Tork

Pte Max Tork

Team Role: Team Rigger
Jump Numbers: 500+
Fav Dropzone: Skydive Elsinore, CA, USA
Ratings/ Records: FS1, FF1, TR1, CF2, Advanced Packer, Parachute Rigger

Pte Max Tork was born in Surrey. He joined the Army in 2017 and after completing training was posted to C Company 3 PARA as a riflemen and 2IC. Since then he has been deployed overseas to countries such as Bosnia–Herzegovina, Kenya, America and Croatia.

When skydiving, he likes Tracking and Freeflying. In his spare time he keeps himself fit and enjoys outdoor exercise such as running. Other hobbies include travelling, collecting antique vases and faberge eggs and restoring them to their original condition. He also spends his spare time with family when not repairing cars.

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