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Martin served for 27 years in the Royal Marines from 1986 to 2013. He saw active conflict in Northern Ireland, Iraq, Sierra Leone, and completed two tours of Afghanistan.
In 2010, when Martin was the Regimental Sergeant Major of 40 Commando Royal Marines, he lost 14 members of his unit in Afghanistan, with around 100 wounded. Notably, he was responsible for the repatriation parade from Camp Bastion in Afghan. Martin trained the bearer parties to carry the coffins. Also, when the Padre was absent from Sangin, Martin stood-in and took the Service of Remembrance.
Martin began working for the RBL in 2017 in the Membership team, and in 2018 he became a beneficiary, receiving hearing aids from the charity. He said: “Because the hearing aids are so effective, they allowed me to socialise a lot more than I was previously. The help I’ve received has had a lasting and changing impact on my quality of life.”
Whatever the generation, one thing is always very clear – that for all those who serve, they put service before themselves. We explore the different generations of Royal British Legion ambassadors and their stories. This beautiful gold tone brooch features Swarovski Jet Preciosa Crystals, and Red Enamel. Each brooch comes in a bespoke environmentally friendly jewellery box and insert where we are absolutely honoured to share the stories of our ambassadors.
All profits from the Service Before Self Poppy Brooch will go towards the Royal British Legion's work in supporting the Armed Forces community.
- Dimensions: 4.8cm (L) x 2.8cm (W) x 1.1cm (D)
- Materials: Brass, Zinc, Enamel, Preciosa Crystal, Swarovski Jet
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