photograph of Sgt Garry Dunning

Sgt Garry Dunning

Location
Silverstone
Client
Nissan UK
Agency
HPS Jardine

Description

Sgt Gary Dunning, 40, from Birmingham started his career in the army in 1991 in the Royal Pioneer Corps. His first posting was with the Engineers, preparing bridges for deployment to the Balkans. Gary then moved on to dealing with ammunition, based in Germany and then Cyprus and was sent on tour to the Falklands and Northern Ireland and in 2003 was deployed to Iraq. That experience left its mark on him. At the end of his Iraq tour he was posted to Germany for two years but on his return to the UK his friends and family noticed a huge difference in him, the Gary they all knew and loved had changed. A very difficult time followed for Gary and his family, he was diagnosed with PTSD and life was then made worse by a huge motorcycle accident resulting in broken bones in his leg, ankle and foot, requiring large amounts of meccano and screws holding them together along with serious nerve damage, elbow injuries, broken ribs, lung damage and a new knee being required. Completing further tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gary is finally due to be medically discharged later this year. He is regaining his confidence fast through his chosen sport, and is hoping to identify opportunity, through the engagement that motorsport is bringing, for a second career.

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Sgt Garry Dunning