David Smart

Trustee and Regional Contact for the South East

Trustee David Smart

Military Service

24104724, Royal Green Jackets (2RGJ), July 1968 – October 1969. Attended All Arms Course 14th October – 6th November 1969. Twenty-three soldiers started the course, only four finished.

On transfer David was posted to 2 Para. During his service he conducted two tours in NI initially with D Company, then moved to Support Company, Signals Platoon on the second tour. David left 2 Para in January 1972.

TA/Reserve Service

David was one of the founder members of 5 Company Home Service Force (HSF) and as part of this served from 1982-1993 with the 10th Battalion The Parachute Regiment.

David first joined the Eltham & Chislehurst branch of The Parachute Regiment Association (PRA) in approx. 1975. He volunteered to be the Regional Secretary for the South-East in May 2016. He is responsible for five branches.

 Life after the Army

Married with two daughters, David lives near Maidstone. He was a Licenced London Taxi Driver for 36 years and was a volunteer for 10 years at his local Childrens Hospice. In November 2009 he and his wife (Lynn) both had Cancer, Davids being Bladder Cancer.

David firmly believes in giving something back to the society that we live in so he uses this experience to help, advise and talk about Bladder Cancer (and his bag) to those who need reassurance and support. Sadly, Davids’s wife died of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in 2020 and he has recently completed an on-line course to be a Volunteer for the MND Association.

Please hyper link Childrens Hospice


Please hyper link “Bladder Cancer”


Volunteer for MND Association


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