Author, 'Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier'
James Wharton served in the Household Cavalry for 10 years.
Serving both operationally and ceremonially, James was also instrumental in changing attitudes towards homosexuality in the military, becoming the first gay person to feature on the cover of Soldier magazine in 2009.
James became the first member of the 360 year old Household Cavalry to enter into a same-sex union when he married his partner in 2010.
He ranked in the top 20 of the Independent On Sunday's Pink List for 3 consecutive years was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2014 for his contribution to the UK LGBT community.
A bestselling author, his first book Out in the Army was published by Biteback, a second edition was published in paperback in 2014.
Last year, Glyndrw University in his hometown of Wrexham, made James an honorary fellow for his LGBT activism. He is currently a communications professional working in the City.