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Nigel Johnstone retains two security licences and is employed by an Accredited Security
Company in Gloucester. By these licences, he is authorised to "preserve and protect life
and property and to prevent crime".

The licences may be viewed on the website of the SIA, The Security Industry Authority,
which reports to the Home Secretary :

Manned Guarding Licence . . . . . 1031 9899 1713 5704. . . . .  (valid until sep 2020).
Surveillance Licence (CCTV) . . . 1092 0942 7233 3842 . . . . . (valid until dec 2020).

[Click here to go to the Security Industry Authority Register, then insert Licence Number]

For two years, Nigel was the Security Supervisor at Gloucester Business Park with responsibility
for five officers. Currently (2017) he looks after three Homeless Hostels - a project run on
behalf of Gloucester City Council - which give temporary accommodation to families and
single individuals.

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Nigel has a Certificate from Age Concern in Buckinghamshire thanking him for his voluntary
work as an Advocate acting on behalf of the elderly. 

He has worked for Reach Organisation in Gloucestershire, voluntarily, setting up beehives at
Prinknash Abbey with probationers on Community Service encouraging offenders to broaden
their skills and their outlook as they learn to integrate themselves more into society.

Nigel was a Qualified Observer of the Institute of Advanced Motorists for some years and assisted
drivers, voluntarily, in both Buckinghamshire and Gloucestershire, to pass their Advanced Driving
Certificate. His youngest candidate, at 18, was presented with his certificate by the local Member
of Parliament in order to publicise the need for safe driving in the Forest of Dean where there had
been tragic and unnecessary loss of life among young drivers.

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For a number of years, Nigel was a Precentor, leading congregational singing in Tyler's Green,
without musical instrumentation. He has a strong tenor voice.

From 1984 to 1994 Nigel voluntarily, during his annual leave, assisted The John Metcalfe Publishing
Trust, by personal request of Mr John Metcalfe, travelling to many towns in England and Wales,
taking Trust publications to retail outlets, using his own vehicle and at his own expense. 

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Nigel became a Licentiate of the Royal Institute of Chemistry in 1979. This is now called the Royal 
Society of Chemistry. Nigel also has a City and Guilds plumbing certificate and a City and Guilds
electronics certificate.

For eight years Nigel worked in the Nuclear Industry, in both Production and Development. During
that time he was a voluntary member of the "Emergency Squad" and was trained in breathing
apparatus; search and rescue techniques; and decontamination procedures. 

During that time he was also trained by the Atomic Energy Authority's own Fire Brigade, at their
facility at Harwell, in the so-called 'firehouse' where full-size dummies are 'rescued' under actual
fire conditions, when breathing apparatus is used and where visibility reduces to zero.

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Nigel was educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow from 1961 to 1970, leaving school at
eighteen with six Scottish "Highers". From the age of ten, Nigel's education was funded by a
benefactor who was cared for by his mother in Brora, Sutherland, where he was born and brought up.

Nigel was offered a place at Reading University on leaving school but chose, instead, employment
which offered part-time, day-release further education.

Nigel's natural father was a clergyman in the Church of Scotland, as was his grandfather and great
grandfather. Nigel left the Church of Scotland in 1966 at the age of fifteen and was baptised as an
adult at the age of sixteen.


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