April 8, 2019: Tim Crockett - Rowing Across the Atlantic

Tim, a native of Hereford, England, joined the Royal Marine Commandos in 1990, after passing out he went on to join C Coy 40 Cdo. While only serving a short couple of years in 40 Cdo Tim was extremely busy between boxing for both the Corp and the Navy, winter deployments to Norway, a ski instructor’s course and Op Haven where he was deployed along with the rest of the unit. Tim joined the Special Boat Service in 1992 and saw service in a number of environments from the jungle to the Arctic, eventually leading a maritime counter-terrorist team specializing in anti-piracy and anti-smuggling initiatives. After deployments to the Balkans and Latin America, he became the senior instructor and assessor for the United Kingdom’s Special Forces selection course based in Hereford, England.

Tim moved into the private sector in 2001 to pursue a varied career providing security to a number of private clients in a number of areas, including; executive close protection, threat and vulnerability assessments, risk evaluation to projects and personnel, and the implementation of security management procedures in West Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and Latin America.

Tim is currently Senior Vice President of US Business Operations for Healix International, a firm headquartered in Surrey, UK, but with global operations providing Travel Risk Management services, medical support and repatriation services, focused security risk, crisis management, travel safety services and training to companies seeking to keep their personnel safe both at home and abroad.

Tim’s latest challenge was to row solo 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic in support of veteran’s mental health. Starting in December 2018 Tim was one of the 28 teams taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, thought to be the World’s toughest challenge. After 63 days 2 hours and 37 minutes Tim arrived in English Harbor, Antigua.

Posted by Bill White
April 9, 2019