Duncan served in the Royal Engineers from 1978 to 1990 serving with 36 Engineer Regiment, based at Invicta Barracks, Maidstone, Kent, 35 Engineer Regiment, based at Gordon Barracks, Hameln, West Germany, 33 Independent Field Squadron, based at Massereene Barracks, Antrim, Northern Ireland and 38 Engineer Regiment based at Claro Barracks, Ripon, North Yorkshire.
Duncan served on tours to Kenya, Cyprus, Denmark, Norway, Northern Ireland, Canada and Belize.
After leaving the army Duncan went into the building trade and now runs his own sub-contracting joinery business and on finding out about Veterans In Action from a friend he contacted them to offer his help.
Duncan has since been heavily involved in fundraising for VIA in Scotland and in 2013 took part on the Union Flag Walk from Cape Wrath to John O’Groats then down the east coast of the UK finishing in Dover.
Due to work commitments Duncan left the team at Sunderland.
Duncan was asked to form a team for VIA covering the east of Scotland from Edinburgh down to the borders and on to the North East of England. Duncan has already got this team moving forward and have raised funds in the North East.
Duncan took part on a Snowdon Weekend Challenge and is heavily involved in the planning of VIA’s World War 1 – 100 event commemorating the centenary of the beginning of WW1.