Chichester soldier’s pride at Paralympic role

Soldier Andy Mair on duty at the Paralympics
Soldier Andy Mair on duty at the Paralympics

A SOLDIER has spoken of his pride at helping to deliver a safe Paralympic Games.

Sergeant Andy Mair, 30, from Chichester, serves with the 2nd Battalion the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

He was on security duty at Brands Hatch, the Paralympic cycling venue.

“It sounds like a cliché but this is something we will always remember,” said the former Felpham Community College pupil.

“It’s been good for us to get out and meet the public and we’ve had a really good reception.”

Sgt Mair is part of 3 Platoon, A Company and in addition to carrying out mentoring and training roles with civilian security staff was also on search duties at the Olympic white water rafting venue.

The 2nd Battalion the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment are normally based at Woolwich. The two regular and one territorial battalions are the South East’s home infantry regiment. It is the most decorated regiment in the British Army.