Ally joined the Navy in 2010 as a direct non-graduate entrant and spent time in HMS ALBION on Exercise AURIGA 10 working with the USMC on the Eastern Seaboard. He then joined HMS ST ALBANS for their KIPION deployment, working with the multinational counter narcotics forces.
After the Initial Warfare Officers’ Course Ally was selected for early attendance on the Fighter Control course before an assignment to HMS DRAGON. After an OST package he deployed to Op KIPION, working as the ADC to two US Carrier Groups conducting operations over Afghanistan. During this deployment DRAGON was retasked at short-notice to provide air defence to the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus during Op LUMINOUS. After this deployment, UK based tasking and a further OST package was conducted before a South Atlantic deployment including Defence Engagement visits to Puerto Rico, Panama, Chile, South Africa and Namibia.
Ally was then assigned to No. 1 Air Control Centre where he qualified as a WC and instructor. A peaceful two years passed before a return to sea in HMS DIAMOND as the lead FC for their Op KIPION work up and deployment.
After this, Ally was selected to take the role of Staff Warfare Officer Fighter Control in the Advanced Warfare Section of the Maritime Warfare School. An enjoyable year and a half passed teaching new FCs, AWOs and PWOs initial and advanced air warfare before joining Inzpire.
Ally lives in Southsea and in his spare time he enjoys playing and watching rugby, both union and league, and takes an active leadership role in his club. He is also learning Italian (slowly) so he can find out what his girlfriend is shouting at him for!
Welcome aboard, Ally!