Major Roger Jenner joined the Parachute Regiment in 1962. He served with 1 PARA, 2 PARA, 3 PARA, 4 PARA and 10 PARA, retiring from the Regular Army in 1999. He saw active service in Borneo, Aden, Northern Ireland and the Falklands.
During the Falklands war, he commanded C (Patrol) Company 2 PARA. He was wounded at Goose Green, but remained with his company for the duration of the war.