Christian Hill joined the British Army in 1996, undertaking officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before being posted to 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery. He served as Troop Commander and later Operations Officer in Canada, Germany, Jordan, Bosnia and the Falkland Islands. After four years he left the army and worked as a showbiz reporter in London before joining the BBC as a broadcast journalist. In 2009 he returned to soldiering as a reservist in the Media Operations Group, serving as a Combat Camera Team leader in Afghanistan in the summer of 2011.
Read an interview with Christian Hill here