Find out about the trustees of Blesma, their personal stories and their roles on our Board.
General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB OBE
Adrian joined Blesma following a distinguished military career, in which he served in Armour, Helicopters and Special Forces, including command of the King’s Royal Hussars, 7th Armoured Brigade and the 1st (UK) Armoured Division, culminating with being the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.
Will was commissioned into the 3rd Battalion The RIFLES in 2007 and served in Afghanistan in September 2009. Whilst on patrol his armoured vehicle struck a roadside bomb causing him severe injuries including a below the knee amputation.
Miles served as an officer with The Queen’s Own Hussars for eight years and subsequently served for five years with the Territorial Army in Scotland. He currently works for Brewin Dolphin Limited on a consultancy basis and has been a financial advisor to many charities and individuals, including RBL Scotland, Scottish National War Memorial (Edinburgh Castle) and the Borders NHS Trust.
Ali was a former Major in the Queen Alexanders Royal Army Nursing Corps. Ali was injured in a road traffic accident in July 2005 resulting in paraplegia - the loss of use of her lower limbs. Ali, in addition to sitting on our Board of Trustees, is a Member of the Association.
Andrew Mudd BEM
Andy served in the Royal Military Police for 22 years reaching the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2. In 1989 he was seriously injured by an IRA car bomb in Colchester, losing both legs above the knee and suffering severe damage to a hand. He joined Blesma shortly afterward and continued to serve on in the Army.
Colin Rouse MBE
Colin served in the Royal Air Force for 22 years. Whilst taking a course in June 1999 on a Service Yacht in Poole Harbour, there was an explosion on board resulting in his losing his left leg above the knee.