Major General Andy Keeling CB CBE joined the Royal Marines in September 1961 and retired in April 1995. In the intervening 34 years he saw operational service in Borneo, Aden, Cyprus, The Falklands War, Northern Ireland and Kurdistan. He also won Navy caps for Hockey and Squash, ran a London marathon, sailed the Atlantic, commanded four troops, one company, 45 Commando and 3 Commando Brigade. He was Representative Colonel Commandant from 1998-2002.
Since retiring he has been very closely involved with a number of military and civilian charities.