A Hillingdon "born and bred" ex-cadet will launch a new business to "give back" to the military.
Luke Eustace, 26, is leaving his day job as an area sales manager to open a specialist equipment store for army reservists and regulars.
Uniform Bravo Surplus will open it's doors in Whiteleys Parade, Uxbridge Road, on June 1.
Mr Eustace, after being a cadet for seven years, wanted to give something back and share his knowledge with the next generation.
He said: “We've heard a lot from reservists going to their unit and they can't provide for them.
"There's a big shortage of equipment, from body armour to compasses. There needs to be someone who can provide service personnel with all this.”
The new business is reaching out to local organisations such as RAF Northolt and Royal British Legions as well as responding to national and international campaigns.
Mr Eustace added: “Nothing would be better for us than to give back right on our doorstep.”
He and his partner plan to take the pilot store, in Uxbridge, to a national level, and hope to have 15 branches nationally within the next 10 years.
As well as military equipment, the store offers products for adventurous activities such as paintball and airsoft.
Uniform Bravo Plus offers all service personnel cadets regulars and reservists a 10% discount on everything in store.