Graham Swain

Graham joined the Royal Marines in 1994 working in various environments around the world from the deserts to the jungle. SERE featured in that experience as a member of a ‘ships boarding party’ he was also skilled in boarding boats that posed a threat or suitable level of interest in anti piracy and anti drugs operations.

Skilled in small boat operations and sea survival from boarding target vessels in high seas; risking being thrown overboard with little chance of immediate recovery. He later served with the infamous ‘Commachio Group’ with responsibilities for guarding the UK’s nuclear deterrent, providing convoy protection and serving alongside their US counterparts, the US Fleet Anti Terrorist Security Team (

Graham added to his suite of skills with 10 years Fire & Rescue Service, the majority of which was in London. Working on the Heavy Rescue Units and specialising in Swift Water Rescue, Rope Rescue and Urban Search & Rescue operations.

Not content with routine he made a move to the Private Security Sector working on: Anti Piracy teams in and around the Indian ocean, further developing his sea survival skills to be able to do that.

He then moved to Afghanistan conducting Close Protection work in support of ISAF; where his Hostile Environments skills and survival in dangerous places became part of daily life.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Commando Trained
  • Ships Boarding Party
  • Search trained
  • Remote/Hostile Environment Medic
  • Urban Search & Rescue
  • Heavy Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • Swift Water Rescue,
  • Rope Access Rescue
  • Power Boat 2
  • Hostile Environment Close Protection
  • NRA Rifle, Pistol, Shot gun Quals
  • NRA Home Defence
  • NRA Personnel Defence
  • Sea Survival
  • Helicopter Handler
  • Ships firefighting
  • Ships Security Officer
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) Trained
  • Trueways Survival Advanced Survival
  • Trueways Survival Instructor Development Course B+
  • Extended Duration Breathing Apparatus (EDBA)
  • Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Trained
  • First Responder
  • PTTLS (preparing To Teach Lifelong Sector) Teaching Qualification
  • Fire & Rescue

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