Albert Thomson - GCGI

Albert Thomson - GCGI

Albert served in the Army from 1988 to 2005 achieving rank of Colour Sergeant. He took the difficult decision to leave the Forces after he was injured in the Iraq Conflict in 2003 and lost his left leg above the knee.

As a result of this experience, Albert was the first in the UK to introduce the concept of using amputees to re-create scenes of trauma for more realistic training which he has done to great effect on our hostile environment course for a number of years.

In 2008 he was awarded Radar’s Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year Award in December 2008.

Albert provides 1st Option’s casualty and pyrotechnics simulation on our training courses as well as helping manage our equipment store in Kent.