I have never been in the armed forces, I have no family in the armed forces, nor have I ever suffered any direct impact through any kind of loss or suffering related to anyone in the armed forces.
I do however have the greatest respect for our armed forces here in the UK and am always mindful of the service and sacrifice that they endure in the face of adversity in their service to our country. So to all of you' past and present I offer you a heartfelt "Thank you."
About the author
Iain Flockhart, MD, Saor Alba Holdings Ltd, is a highly experienced yacht captain with over 265,000 nautical miles in the role of Master since 1996. He bought and completely refitted his first yacht at the age of 20 and went on to buy a larger ocean going yacht a few years later and set sail across the oceans, often with novice crews.
As well as being a Master, Iain provides professional mentoring services to yacht crew and advises on issues relating to hiring, managing and retaining the right crew. He’s an ambassador for the exceptional Rafnar brand of RIBs. through his brand SA Marine. He is also an ambassador for She of the Sea an organisation promoting gender diversity in the world of yachting. He enjoys simple pleasures such as using his 7m RIB to go exploring and wild camping in the natural beauty of his native Scotland.
Captain Iain Flockhart, The Yacht Crew Mentor. +44 7958 301 111 firstname.lastname@example.org