Lee Johnston

 
Lee Johnston Lee spent 23 yrs as a RM and represented his country in Bobsleigh at the highest level including Olympic Games. Lee joined the RM Corps in 1990. It was not a normal career as a serving RM as he was able to pursue his talent and passion for sporting activities. He represented the RM Corps and Royal Navy in Rugby and was a member of the Royal Marines Bob Sleigh Team. During this time Lee also represented the Royal Navy and Royal Marines in over 13 different sports at Senior and Veteran level. He was 14 times RM/RN Bobsleigh Champion. Lee has represented GB over 250 times in the discipline of Bob Sleigh including 3 Winter Olympic Games (Bronze medal in Japan 1998), 13 World Championships, 11 European Championships and is a member of the current reigning British Champion Four Man Team. In total he has been British Champion over 14 times. Having now served his full time in the RM Corps, he has taken a coaching role at British Bobsleigh GB in charge of team development until the next Winter Olympics in Russia in 2014. 'I feel very privileged to have been asked to become a Patron of Go Commando and will help out where I can. My military career path has been very different to that of a normal serving RM but I am equally well aware of what the men and their families from 40 Cdo RM have sacrificed, whilst I have been fortunate to pursue my sport at the highest level. Now I have left the Corps I hope I can give something back in someway through my own contacts to what will always be MY EXTENDED FAMILY, The Royal Marines Corps. Once a marine, always a marine! Debbie Howarth, PR for the charity states "we are extremely grateful that after Sean O'Brien our founder and chairman and I had talks with Lee, he was enthusiastic to join us and help raise awareness for the charity. He is a great asset to us as a former RM and world class sports man." Indeed, we are so fortunate to have two high profile sportsmen such as Andy Caddick and Lee on board with us.'

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