Former Willington Parkside Comprehensive pupil Neil Simpson, 38, is pictured at an RAF Mess at an airbase in the Middle East.

Neil, an RAF Chef Sergeant, is the SNCO in charge and shift supervisor for the RAF mess. He is married to Shelagh and they live in Hayes, Middlesex, close to Neil's job as a recruiting officer at The Armed Forces Career Office in London.

He has been in the RAF for 21 years and served in such locations as the Falklands, Belize, Cyprus, Coatia, Bosnia and the Gulf.