Barry Gray

Regimental Sergeant Major, 30 Commando Royal Marines


Royal Marine Mountain Leader WO1(RSM) Barry Gray currently works as the Regimental Sergeant Major at 30 Commando Royal Marines in Stonehouse Barracks Plymouth. He has had a career in Mountaineering and extreme cold weather survival for over 20 years reaching the position of Mountain and Cold Weather Chief Instructor in 2010, giving him the responsibility for the training of all other mountain leaders as well as the entire Tri Service environment (Army, Navy, RAF). In 2010 his team of instructors trained over 2000 men in cold weather survival and mountaineering. Having been involved in expeditions to Nepal, the Andes, Swiss/French and Italian Alps and Norway, he was also the lead cold weather expert for the ship HMS Endurance (The UK’s Antarctic patrol vessel) in 2005, giving him extensive experience climbing and mountaineering on South Georgia, Deception Island and many other locations in Antarctica. Barry has also served in many military conflicts including, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan. In 2013 Barry was part of the six man team that became the first to genuinely recreate re-enact Sir Ernest Shackletons 1916 Rescue of his men from Elephant Island during the Endurance Expedition. Barry is 41 years old and lives in Plymouth with his wife and three children

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