The most important moment I will remember personally, the time the Prince stepped in and told a group of very unhappy soldiers to 'back the f**k off' and leave me alone. The morning Harry had to come to my rescue, word had got round among the other regiment about what had happened between me and one of their own, and a group of angry sergeants wanted my blood - because to them, I was obviously to blame. Harry caught wind of the situation and confronted the older non-commissioned officers, and made, quite clear, that they would be for the high jump if they gave me another second's hassle over the issue - my sexuality.
Caitlyn Jenner has done a great thing to advance awareness of trans people. Frank Maloney from the boxing world opened eyes with wonderfully honest discussions about becoming Kellie. But what if you don't happen to have a large paid staff or support crew around to help you live as an out transgender person?
We are on the cusp of major change. Strong leadership has the power to join up conversations around LGBT diversity and inclusion, talent management, marketing and brands as well as trust and reputation. And by integrating the diversity agenda into a business' core, it becomes a powerful force in business and society for good.
While the courage and bravery of soldiers is certainly something to be respected, so too is the bravery of Caitlyn Jenner who risked the ostracism of her family, friends, and the potential destruction of her entire life by making the decision she did. If that decision encourages just one person to embrace their true self, then I would say that makes her a hero.