An ex-serving soldier whose military career has included a tour of duty to Afghanistan is the latest recruit to the ranks of Arthurs Peugeot, Wrexham’s newest car dealer.
Alex Adams, 28, who has joined Arthurs Peugeot Wrexham’s sales team, spent eight years in the army as a chef in the Royal Logistics Corps.
He was with the 3 Yorks for five years which included serving in Afghanistan and twice in Canada and then for a year with 1 Scots Edinburgh with whom he served in Cyprus. He has also seen service in Germany and the Falklands.
Whilst with the 1 Scots he cooked for the Queen on the occasion of the Ghillies Ball at Balmoral Castle – where he met Princess Anne in the kitchens - and in Afghanistan he cooked for the British and American Armies as well as the Afghan National Army.
He served at the Observation Post Sterga and was at Checkpoint Tora in 2012 when British soldiers were killed by a rogue Afghan policeman seeking medical help – an attack in Helmand’s Nahr-e-Saraj district - which he remembers vividly to this day.
He left the army, where he finished as a lance corporal, to pursue a career in the motor industry which he says was always his first choice. “I have always had a passion for cars, but my family has a military history,” said Alex.
“After two years in the motor trade, I am now experiencing a different brand which is nice and I am looking forward to further progressing my career with Arthurs Peugeot.”
He played rugby, as a prop forward, as well as table tennis for the 3 Yorks in Warminster as well as in the Shrewsbury league for Rushbury.
Alex lives in Corwen and is married with a two and a half year old daughter.