Former Nelson student is a top ranking legal officer in the Army

Former Nelson student is a top ranking legal officer in the Army

Former Nelson student is a top ranking legal officer in the Army

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by

A FORMER Nelson and Colne College student who just scraped into further education after getting only four GCSE’s is now a top ranking legal officer in the Army.

Grant Davies only just met the minimum requirements to get into the college in 1988, but despite his rocky start he has since shown a thirst for learning.

After leaving the college the former Colne Park High School pupil read International Politics and Strategic Studies at the University College of Wales, and has since completed the challenging Common Practice Exam (Diploma in Law) and a postgraduate diploma in law at UCLan.

He also qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and joined the Army Legal Services team, serving in three conflict zones, and has lectured on international humanitarian law all over the world.

He said: “Nelson and Colne gave me the chance to grow up, and to truly achieve my potential.

“Whilst some academic staff would have written me off at 16, my tutors at Nelson and Colne College did not; and with some hard work, I think I haven't done too badly.”

Grant recently completed his Master’s Degree in International Law at King's College, London, achieving 'Distinction' grade.

He is currently serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Legal Services at Army HQ, but about to take up the post of Commander Legal, 1 UK Armoured Division.

Grant is full of praise for the support of his tutors in setting him up for what he has achieved.

“My tutors, in particular Norman Lowe and Greta Hill were an inspiration,” he said.

“They respected us all and believed in every student’s ability to achieve their goals. They were passionate about their subjects, which was infectious.

"The college helped me to choose my university and my degree subject, and generally helped me rise up from my mediocre performance at school to getting to university, and beyond.

"My A Level study taught me to be self-sufficient and to study hard. This key skill has never left me.

"Nelson and Colne College believed in me, and gave me the self-belief that I could go further, for which I give my thanks.”

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8:22pm Sun 17 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

That just shows you the calibre of the ARMY.
That just shows you the calibre of the ARMY. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -24

8:24pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Openminded? says...

Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us! Openminded?
  • Score: -27

8:34pm Sun 17 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -27

8:58pm Sun 17 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
Ahhh you've got a friend, Oooooh friend.
I wonder if he shares your thirst for insulting the terminally Ill?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]Ahhh you've got a friend, Oooooh friend. I wonder if he shares your thirst for insulting the terminally Ill? The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 32

8:59pm Sun 17 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
Why not try crying about it and see if it helps?
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]Why not try crying about it and see if it helps? The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 12

9:01pm Sun 17 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
That just shows you the calibre of the ARMY.
This bloke probably has more knowledge in one of his pub1c hairs than you have in your entire brain you worthless slug.

A local lad who's done good for himself. Well done Grant.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: That just shows you the calibre of the ARMY.[/p][/quote]This bloke probably has more knowledge in one of his pub1c hairs than you have in your entire brain you worthless slug. A local lad who's done good for himself. Well done Grant. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 22

9:03pm Sun 17 Aug 14

gazzandste says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
What a dk head you are, every post you comment on you haven't a good word for any one of them. Why don't you when you get up in the morning, take your medication and go back to bed, and leave the guys who protect us to do their jobs. Anyone in authority you seem to despise.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]What a dk head you are, every post you comment on you haven't a good word for any one of them. Why don't you when you get up in the morning, take your medication and go back to bed, and leave the guys who protect us to do their jobs. Anyone in authority you seem to despise. gazzandste
  • Score: 25

9:07pm Sun 17 Aug 14

gazzandste says...

gazzandste wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
What a dk head you are, every post you comment on you haven't a good word for any one of them. Why don't you when you get up in the morning, take your medication and go back to bed, and leave the guys who protect us to do their jobs. Anyone in authority you seem to despise.
That's for 2 for 5p but your as bad for agreeing with it.
[quote][p][bold]gazzandste[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]What a dk head you are, every post you comment on you haven't a good word for any one of them. Why don't you when you get up in the morning, take your medication and go back to bed, and leave the guys who protect us to do their jobs. Anyone in authority you seem to despise.[/p][/quote]That's for 2 for 5p but your as bad for agreeing with it. gazzandste
  • Score: 15

9:14pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
And what either of you pair know about the Army? Or, come to that, about anything?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]And what either of you pair know about the Army? Or, come to that, about anything? Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 22

9:15pm Sun 17 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

gazzandste wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
What a dk head you are, every post you comment on you haven't a good word for any one of them. Why don't you when you get up in the morning, take your medication and go back to bed, and leave the guys who protect us to do their jobs. Anyone in authority you seem to despise.
I don't know if you are aware but last week he actually reached an all time low when he suggested that terminally Ill people are lazy and weak. That's the kind of person he is, he has no shame whatsoever. If ever there is a feel good story or a story about somebody being successful he has to pour acidic bile all over it.
The truth is that he hates himself for who he is and if he cannot be happy then nobody can.
[quote][p][bold]gazzandste[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]What a dk head you are, every post you comment on you haven't a good word for any one of them. Why don't you when you get up in the morning, take your medication and go back to bed, and leave the guys who protect us to do their jobs. Anyone in authority you seem to despise.[/p][/quote]I don't know if you are aware but last week he actually reached an all time low when he suggested that terminally Ill people are lazy and weak. That's the kind of person he is, he has no shame whatsoever. If ever there is a feel good story or a story about somebody being successful he has to pour acidic bile all over it. The truth is that he hates himself for who he is and if he cannot be happy then nobody can. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 17

9:26pm Sun 17 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oooh there's some touchy people today isn't there. :-)

T's
Oooh there's some touchy people today isn't there. :-) T's 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -20

9:27pm Sun 17 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oooh there's some touchy people today isn't there. :-)

T's
And one vile disgusting bile spewer.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Oooh there's some touchy people today isn't there. :-) T's[/p][/quote]And one vile disgusting bile spewer. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 16

9:52pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oooh there's some touchy people today isn't there. :-)

T's
And one vile disgusting bile spewer.
And to think that, last week, one other misguided moron had the effrontery to suggest that that "twofer" & I were the same person! AARRGHH!
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Oooh there's some touchy people today isn't there. :-) T's[/p][/quote]And one vile disgusting bile spewer.[/p][/quote]And to think that, last week, one other misguided moron had the effrontery to suggest that that "twofer" & I were the same person! AARRGHH! Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 10

10:26pm Sun 17 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
The Seagull has landed wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oooh there's some touchy people today isn't there. :-)

T's
And one vile disgusting bile spewer.
And to think that, last week, one other misguided moron had the effrontery to suggest that that "twofer" & I were the same person! AARRGHH!
Yes as I recall the accusation was that you and I and IT were one and the same!
I've never felt so insulted in my life!............ About the suggested link to fcuktard that is!!!
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: Oooh there's some touchy people today isn't there. :-) T's[/p][/quote]And one vile disgusting bile spewer.[/p][/quote]And to think that, last week, one other misguided moron had the effrontery to suggest that that "twofer" & I were the same person! AARRGHH![/p][/quote]Yes as I recall the accusation was that you and I and IT were one and the same! I've never felt so insulted in my life!............ About the suggested link to fcuktard that is!!! The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 5

11:56pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Openminded? says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
That just shows you the calibre of the ARMY.
This bloke probably has more knowledge in one of his pub1c hairs than you have in your entire brain you worthless slug.

A local lad who's done good for himself. Well done Grant.
Done well for himself? laugh of the day.......... Someone who probably spends most of his time trying to defend individuals killing others?

How is he any different, or the Army any different from the likes of so called "Terrorists"?
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: That just shows you the calibre of the ARMY.[/p][/quote]This bloke probably has more knowledge in one of his pub1c hairs than you have in your entire brain you worthless slug. A local lad who's done good for himself. Well done Grant.[/p][/quote]Done well for himself? laugh of the day.......... Someone who probably spends most of his time trying to defend individuals killing others? How is he any different, or the Army any different from the likes of so called "Terrorists"? Openminded?
  • Score: -4

11:58pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Openminded? says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
And what either of you pair know about the Army? Or, come to that, about anything?
I know the Army follow they instructions from the likes of our so called government, who were not even elected in by the vast majority of this country.
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]And what either of you pair know about the Army? Or, come to that, about anything?[/p][/quote]I know the Army follow they instructions from the likes of our so called government, who were not even elected in by the vast majority of this country. Openminded?
  • Score: 1

6:55am Mon 18 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
And what either of you pair know about the Army? Or, come to that, about anything?
I'll have you know I have been in the services before;
Sandbach
Newport Pagnell
Scotch corner
:-). Oh how we laugh. :-)
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]And what either of you pair know about the Army? Or, come to that, about anything?[/p][/quote]I'll have you know I have been in the services before; Sandbach Newport Pagnell Scotch corner :-). Oh how we laugh. :-) 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -14

8:38am Mon 18 Aug 14

kosmic karma says...

Well done that man. Everybody has potential. As an aside, 2 for 5p, seems to know the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Well done that man. Everybody has potential. As an aside, 2 for 5p, seems to know the price of everything, and the value of nothing. kosmic karma
  • Score: 14

8:58am Mon 18 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
And what either of you pair know about the Army? Or, come to that, about anything?
I'll have you know I have been in the services before;
Sandbach
Newport Pagnell
Scotch corner
:-). Oh how we laugh. :-)
Yeah, and we all know what miserable dumps they are, don't we? Or did you just stand by the door, begging? That's probably more your style.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]And what either of you pair know about the Army? Or, come to that, about anything?[/p][/quote]I'll have you know I have been in the services before; Sandbach Newport Pagnell Scotch corner :-). Oh how we laugh. :-)[/p][/quote]Yeah, and we all know what miserable dumps they are, don't we? Or did you just stand by the door, begging? That's probably more your style. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 14

9:45am Mon 18 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Openminded? wrote:
The Seagull has landed wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
That just shows you the calibre of the ARMY.
This bloke probably has more knowledge in one of his pub1c hairs than you have in your entire brain you worthless slug.

A local lad who's done good for himself. Well done Grant.
Done well for himself? laugh of the day.......... Someone who probably spends most of his time trying to defend individuals killing others?

How is he any different, or the Army any different from the likes of so called "Terrorists"?
You're intellectual deficiencies are clear for all to see. How do you know what he does day in day out? You are making massive assumptions based on what?.....fact? - No, first hand evidence? - No, stupidity and sheer ignorance? - YES.

You and that other corthless wunt 2 for 5 need to get together, you're like peas in a pod.
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: That just shows you the calibre of the ARMY.[/p][/quote]This bloke probably has more knowledge in one of his pub1c hairs than you have in your entire brain you worthless slug. A local lad who's done good for himself. Well done Grant.[/p][/quote]Done well for himself? laugh of the day.......... Someone who probably spends most of his time trying to defend individuals killing others? How is he any different, or the Army any different from the likes of so called "Terrorists"?[/p][/quote]You're intellectual deficiencies are clear for all to see. How do you know what he does day in day out? You are making massive assumptions based on what?.....fact? - No, first hand evidence? - No, stupidity and sheer ignorance? - YES. You and that other corthless wunt 2 for 5 need to get together, you're like peas in a pod. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 6

9:47am Mon 18 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
And what either of you pair know about the Army? Or, come to that, about anything?
I'll have you know I have been in the services before;
Sandbach
Newport Pagnell
Scotch corner
:-). Oh how we laugh. :-)
Yeah, when it goes dark to knock on lorry drivers doors to see if they need some "company".
...?..so that's where the name 2 for 5p comes from.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]And what either of you pair know about the Army? Or, come to that, about anything?[/p][/quote]I'll have you know I have been in the services before; Sandbach Newport Pagnell Scotch corner :-). Oh how we laugh. :-)[/p][/quote]Yeah, when it goes dark to knock on lorry drivers doors to see if they need some "company". ...?..so that's where the name 2 for 5p comes from. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 9

1:24pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ikap22 says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
Totally agree with you guys!
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you guys! ikap22
  • Score: -5

1:30pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ikap22 says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
That just shows you the calibre of the ARMY.
This bloke probably has more knowledge in one of his pub1c hairs than you have in your entire brain you worthless slug.

A local lad who's done good for himself. Well done Grant.
How would you know if he has any pub1c hair?
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: That just shows you the calibre of the ARMY.[/p][/quote]This bloke probably has more knowledge in one of his pub1c hairs than you have in your entire brain you worthless slug. A local lad who's done good for himself. Well done Grant.[/p][/quote]How would you know if he has any pub1c hair? ikap22
  • Score: -1

2:14pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

ikap22 wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
Totally agree with you guys!
God save us! Another armchair philosopher who'd have us believe that he/she's morally and intellectually superior to the rest of us mere mortals!
[quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you guys![/p][/quote]God save us! Another armchair philosopher who'd have us believe that he/she's morally and intellectually superior to the rest of us mere mortals! Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 5

5:49pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Openminded? says...

Oldmanofthemountains wrote:
ikap22 wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Openminded? wrote:
Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us!
You and me are on the same wavelength.
Totally agree with you guys!
God save us! Another armchair philosopher who'd have us believe that he/she's morally and intellectually superior to the rest of us mere mortals!
How does one become more morally and intellectually superior to the rest of you lot, for agreeing with others??
[quote][p][bold]Oldmanofthemountains[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ikap22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: Clap, Clap, someone joined the Army to go and kill other humans at the order of our corrupt government, who wasn't even elected by us![/p][/quote]You and me are on the same wavelength.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with you guys![/p][/quote]God save us! Another armchair philosopher who'd have us believe that he/she's morally and intellectually superior to the rest of us mere mortals![/p][/quote]How does one become more morally and intellectually superior to the rest of you lot, for agreeing with others?? Openminded?
  • Score: -1

7:08pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

** How does one become more morally and intellectually superior to the rest of you lot, for agreeing with others??

Being so, and believing that you are, are two very different things.
** How does one become more morally and intellectually superior to the rest of you lot, for agreeing with others?? Being so, and believing that you are, are two very different things. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 1

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