Adrian was born in Leicester and educated in Richmond upon Thames. He joined the Royal Marines in July 1979 aged 16, completing Commando training and was awarded the Kings Badge for his intake. He served in 45 Commando Group, specialising in Mountain & Arctic Warfare in North Norway. He deployed operationally to West Belfast in 1981 for the hunger strike tour and in 1982 to the South Atlantic during the Falklands War, landing in the second assault wave on red beach at Ajax Bay.
Bernie Gravett is the inventor of the flat pack short term holding solution that is currently manufactured and marketed by The Athelney Group. Bernie Gravett retired from the Metropolitan Police at the rank of Superintendent in April 2011 after 31 years of exemplary service. As Divisional Commander in Westminster he reviewed the systems for prisoner processing, developing fast track processing methods used across the Borough Command. He improved prisoner processing times by 60% and re-organised systems and practices for dealing with volume crime demands.
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