Congratulations to Barry Gray for recently passing his promotion board to become the Royal Marines Regimental Sergeant Major!
Barry will complete his course in December, after which he’ll be assigned to an unknown location.
Shackleton Epic Mountain Leader WO2 Barry Gray RSM: The Royal Marine’s mountain leader chief instructor, giving him the responsibility for the training of all other mountain leaders as well as the entire Tri Service environment (Army, Navy, RAF). In 2010 his team of instructors trained over 2000 men in cold weather survival and mountaineering. Having been involved in expeditions to Nepal, the Andes, Swiss/French and Italian Alps and Norway, he was also the lead cold weather expert for the ship HMS Endurance (The UK’s Antarctic patrol vessel) in 2005, giving him extensive experience climbing and mountaineering on South Georgia, Deception Island and many other locations in Antarctica. Gray’s career in mountaineering began in the Royal Marines in 1992. He completed his mountain leader course in 1999. Lives Plymouth, Devon, 38 years of age. @BazGray