Darren Swift – Film 1Darren Swift joined the Royal Green Jackets in 1982 because he always felt a military life was the one for him. In this the first of 6 films he talks about his early life, his decision for doing up and memories of his training.
Darren Swift – Film 2After his first tour of Northern Ireland, Darren heads back to Tidworth for more infantry training. Always one for adventure and opportunity Darren becomes a dog handler and is paired with sniffer dog, Troy. On his third tour of NI, Darren is blown up.
Darren Swift – Film 3On Saturday the 25th of May in 1991, two IRA members through a Maxwell House coffee jar bomb at Darren. The blast kills his friend outright and Darren is lucky to survive.
Darren Swift – Film 4In this film, which is not for the feint hearted, he shares the full details of what happened. Darren recalls the hectic drive going through Belfast to get him to hospital.
Darren Swift – Film 5Due to his injuries, Darren is placed in an induced coma for four days and then goes on to spend 18 months at Hedley Court. Its then a time for decisions. Darren has gone on to carve out a niche role as a TV and Film extra. Thats in addition to becoming a very successful skydiver and a competitive snowboarder.