As part of its ongoing growth and development strategy, Highland Defence has welcomed Declan O’Flanaghan to the team.

Declan brings a wealth of experience and practical knowledge to the business, having served in the Met police for 32 years, 20 of which were as a firearms officer.

During his career, he was SCO19’s ARV National Firearms Instructor, MPS Rifle Co-ordinator and Operational Firearms Commander.

He played a pivotal role in the royal protection teams, aviation security as well as operation involvement in five presidential visits, the 2012 London Olympics and numerous other high-profile events.

Declan will be working closely with Scott Thorne in developing the Highland Defence business.

Highland’s CEO John Bright said: “It’s wonderful and exciting to have someone of Declan’s calibre join the team and the Highland Outdoors family.

“His experience and knowledge will further strengthen Highland Defence and his appointment further demonstrates our commitment to our long-term objectives.”

Declan added: “I am very much looking forward to working at Highland Defences – these are exciting times ahead supporting law enforcement and the military.”

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