I strongly believe that Ex-Forces personnel could make a huge difference to a lot of schools. The problem is, I joined up at the age of 16, I am now coming to the end of my career at the age of 40. Because of the nature of my job and the fact I thought I joined up for life, I do not have a degree. For me to get a degree I will need to spend 3 years at uni and pay a fortune for the privilege. I am unable to fund that and therefore unable to follow a career I feel would suit my personality and one that is very rewarding. This I am guessing will be the same for many forces personnel due to leave the service after years of mentoring, coaching and guiding the current personnel.