Student, Gordonstoun School, Scotland. Student, Lakefield College School, Ontario, Canada. Student, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, England.
Joined Royal Navy, 1979, advanced through grades to Commander, 1999, helicopter pilot HMS Invincible South Atlantic campaign, 1982, with 702 squadron HMS Osprey, 1983, with Lynx helicopter squadron HMS Brazen, 1986, with HMS Edinburgh, 1988, flight Commander HMS Campbeltown, 1989, Commander HMS Cottesmore, 1993, senior pilot 815 Squadron HMS Osprey, 1995, honorary captain, since 2005. Member Ministry of Defence, 1997-2001. Special representative international trade and investment United Kingdom Department Trade and Industry, since 2004.
Colonel-in-chief Staffordshire Regiment, 1989, Royal Irish Regiment, 1992, Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment, 1997, Honorary Air Commodore Royal Air Force, Lossiemouth, 1997, Queen's York Rangers, 1998.
Patron British Schools Exploring Society, Jubilee Sailing Trust, Aycliffe School, Steamship Great Britain appeal, Fight for Sight, British Deaf Association, Commonwealth Association for the Deaf, English National Ballet, Contemporary Dance Trust.
Married Sarah Margaret Ferguson, July 23, 1986 (divorced 1996). Children: Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, Eugenie Victoria Helena.