Name and/or nickname – Gary Clement, but Porky is what I was known as many moons ago.
Date of birth: 29/10/1955
Hometown: Stanley but originally from Chatham Kent
Family (marital status, children etc.): Engaged to Linda, two sons from previous marriage, and four grandchildren
Current job: Manager of the YMCA Falkland Islands
Connection to Armed Forces: Former Royal Marine, Chairman of SAMA FI, Trustee of FVF, I have been helping returning veterans of the Falklands war for 15 years now.
Connection to Steve and Mick: Met them both on their first trip back to the Islands some years ago now
Kayaking or rowing history, if any: I think this means getting wet???
Why have you chosen to support the Cockleshell Endeavour team? Personal connections etc: Because Mick threatened me with offering to buy me another beer if I did not help so I could not possibly accept more of his hospitality without feeling guilty for not doing something in return. Honestly I felt that they had hit on a fantastic idea that I would love to have been involved with if possible.
Name and/or nickname – Martin Gear – Marty
Date of birth: 14/11/56
Family: Three grown up children
Current / previous job: RSPCA Inspector for three years, a Crime Scene Investigator 17 years. Major International Event Manager, Football Would Cup South Africa, Commonwealth Games India, Asian Football Cup Qatar, London Olympics. Now retired!
Connection to Armed Forces: Former Royal Marine Royal Marine for 14 years. Corporal during the Falklands War, mainly attached to 2 Para Goose Green. Involved in many other “incidents”, eventually leaving the Corps in 1986.
Connection to Steve and Mick: Took Mike through part of his training same troop in the Falklands