No stranger to challenges, Lt Parsons joined Her Majesty?s armed forces after completing the Duke of Edinburgh?s Awards Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Again fast-tracked through Sandhurst, officer-cadet Parsons had also tried soldier training, but decided that the opportunities as an officer were far greater.
Taking a slightly different route into the Special Forces, 2nd Lt Parsons was first an officer in the Army Air Corps
, flying the Apache Longbow assault craft.
was later noticed by an old friend of his
father?s, whilst at the British Army Training Support Unit Belize.
Brigadier David ?Smudge?
Terry decided that the young Lieutenant was just what the SAS
were looking for.
Also assigned to the US exchange group, Lt Parsons
met Capt Walton on the flight over to the States.
Lt Parsons was promoted to Captain upon his re-assignment to Squadron Leader of the Euro Space Fighter Squadron.
The reassignment came when the Space Defence Coalition decided that because Lt Parsons was already a trained pilot with knowledge of alien technology, he would be the right man for the job.