This is it – the 100th episode and the end of season 1 of the WarriorU Podcast.
This week on the WarriorU Podcast Bram talks to Commando, Dean Parkinson. Dean joined the Army as a 17-year-old back in the late 1980’s. He started his career in the 3rd Battalion where he found his passion in parachuting. His career was cut short in 1991 when he was seriously injured in an aircraft crash which killed two people and left nine others seriously injured.
After the accident Dean struggled with depression and set about recovering and building himself a new life outside the Army, but the whole time he felt himself drawn back to the establishment. In 2007 Dean re-enlisted and attempted the Commando Selection and Training Course. Not even two years later he would be a forward scout in the green belt of Afghanistan in a patrol lead by none other than Corporal Cameron Baird VC.
It’s safe to say that Dean had unfinished business with the Army, and the Army had unfinished business with Dean who would be involved in some of the most historical moments of the 2nd Commando Regiment. Strap yourself in for this one as it’s so good!