My name is Andy Goodwin and I am a Flight Lieutenant in Her Majesty’s Royal Air Force where I have served for almost 37 years. When I’m not working in my role as an Intelligence Officer, I am the Support and Media Director and an athlete in the Royal Air Force Nordic Association. The RAF Nordic Association offers the RAF Whole Force a unique opportunity to sample one of the most physically challenging, and enjoyable, of the winter sports – Nordic Skiing. In the RAF this encompasses the separate international winter sport disciplines of biathlon (skiing and shooting), and cross-country skiing. In the winter, complete novices can find themselves fully able to represent the RAF in a variety of International Ski Marathons and Inter-Service competitions all over Europe. During the summer, we use roller skis that simulate the skiing techniques, and we represent the RAF in competitions across the UK. Nordic skiing is truly a year round sport!