Carl Burns

Co-Founder - Trustee

Carl served in the Royal Engineers for almost 10 years from 2001 – 2010 and was raised in the military

lifestyle due to his father serving 21 years also in the Royal Engineers. 


During his service he spent 5 years in EOD (Bomb Disposal). Whilst in EOD he toured Iraq - OP Telic

2005, Afghanistan - OP Herrick 2007 also Kenya  2009 and Cyprus 2010. 


Whilst based in the UK he was stationed at Invicta Park, Maidstone and Carver Barracks, Wimbish, where he carried out general duties and took on the role of Store man.


He has obtained many qualifications and Certificates for courses he completed some of these included Team Medic, Class 2 Driving, Chainsaw Licence, Fire NCO and more.


During his service, like all of the military, he found they were more like family than friends and this still continues to this day. He states he was fortunate when he left as he had only received bumps and scrapes. Even though he personally didn’t have any major injury from his tours, he did return with mental issues that he tries to cope with daily.


Carl had friends who were injured and some that didn't come home. He knows the impact being on tour can have and knows there are more military personnel than one can count, who need help and support.


Carl has previously helped with fundraising for charities such as ABF. He attended 161 DF Sqn Air Cadets himself until he was aged 16 then for a short time became a Civilian Cadet Instructor for the same Sqn in 2012.


In 2013 Carl took part in the 57 mile walk and was one of the 4 who completed it. Due to the interest and the support received Carl wanted to make the walk an Annual event, which he did however in the meantime after many discussions - Outpost was founded by Carl and his partner Kat so that they could provide the needed support to our Armed Forces more so in the local area, as there is little if anything in the way of support.




Qualifications & Training:

Certified K9 First Aider (PDSA)


Completed Courses & Experience:

Oxygen Provider (PADI),

Rescue Diver (PADI),

Powerboat Level 2 (RYA),

HF Radio Licence (RYA),

Summer Mountain Proficiency (WORK BASED)


PVG Disclosure and Registation (DISCLOSURE SCOTLAND)

Carl says "I was very fortunate when I left the army having had only bumps and scrapes. I personally didn’t have any major injury from my tours but I did have some mental issues that I hid but tried to cope with daily, I had friends who were badly injured and some that didn't come home. Knowing what its like being in the military I know there are more personnel and families than one can count, who need help and support in some way or another. To give something back to those who still serve, have served and their families is the least I can do and this is why I chose to found Outpost"

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