Paul ‘Baz’ Barrett, a Colour Sgt in the Royal Marines stood on a land-mine in Afghanistan. The blast nearly claimed his life, and he lost one leg completely as well as badly damaging the other, as well as part of both hands, the sight in one eye and hearing in one ear, he has undergone surgery 52 times. As well as coping with his disabilities, Baz has had to come to terms with the end of a 20-year career as a
Mountain Leader, an elite branch of the Marines, yet he continues to achieve his goals and strives to make a success out of his life. Paul recently climbed Ben Nevis, completed a triathlon and a tandem parachute jump. He hopes to help and inspire others by telling his story.
Baz currently lives in Scotland with his two daughters.
Baz has been featured in two BBC documentaries: BBC Scotland’s 9/11 A Hidden Legacy (first transmitted in 2011) and Inside Out – Afghanistan, The Homecoming (October 2014).
A Message from Women Connect member, Catherine Robertson-Ross MBE
Paul Barrett represents everything I admire in a man who served his country, Paul was prepared to and sadly paid a high price for his service and yet he fights on, although not in Afghanistan, Paul fights every day to achieve a new life, a different life, for himself and his family. Paul's new focus this time is to motivate and inspire others.
I BELIEVE in Paul Barrett, I believe he will use his military expertise and experience as a mountain leader to inspire others to make the most of their lives.
Paul will be speaking at two special events:
Thursday the 19th March 2015 at the Tornacoille Hotel Banchory - dinner with a welcome drink, and entertainment from Sam Hollyman who has sung on TV with Michael Buble and performed on The Voice. Tickets £45.00
Friday 17th April 2015 at Meldrum House Hotel - drinks reception and canapés, 2 course dinner and entertainment from the wonderful classical and crossover singer Fiona Kelly, seen on the 2014 series of The Voice. Tickets £49.50
To attend one of these special evenings please contact Catherine: