Brian joined the Grenadier Guards on 30 June 1976, joining the Guards Depot, Pirbright and went into the Brussels intake.
On leaving the Depot, he was posted to 1st Battalion in Elizabeth Barracks, Pirbright in 1977 until the 2nd Battalion returned from their tour of NI.
Whilst with the 1st Battalion, he went training in the Sudan and joined the 2nd Battalion around March 1978.
Joined the Inkerman Company, went on exercise to Kenya, returning back to Chelsea Barracks to prepare for deployment to Münster, West Germany – 1979/80.
On return in 81, returned to Chelsea Barracks and had a UN tour in Cyprus 1982/83.
On return from Cyprus, Brian was posted to the Guards Depot MT Platoon.
Returned to the 2nd Battalion in 1985 for the start of NI training.
Left the Army in May 1987.