Philip Neame served for six years in the RAF Regiment and twenty years in the Parachute Regiment. In 1982 he was commanding D Company, a rifle company in 2 PARA, under Lieutenant Colonel ‘H’ Jones who won the VC at Goose Green during the Falklands War. Phil led his company through a number of engagements against Argentinian forces and was Mentioned in Dispatches. He left the army as a lieutenant colonel in 1994 and went into business. Before leaving, he established the Ulysses Trust, which provides financial support to encourage members of the Volunteer Reserve and Cadet Forces to undertake expeditions. He is now deputy chairman of the Trust, and spends much of his time helping to run and raise money for it. His lifelong passion has been mountaineering and he has taken part in several expeditions to the Himalayas, including Mount Everest. His honeymoon was an expedition to China in 1981, shortly before the Falklands War.