MOD's Ken Johnston who spoke for the military in Northern Ireland stands down
A Co Down man who became the voice of the military in Northern Ireland is retiring.
After a career in media and defence around the world, Ken Johnston is stepping down as Head of the Defence Press Office here.
Mr Johnston - who worked at the Belfast Telegraph earlier in his career - joined the Ministry of Defence in 1994 and has been deployed around the world.
Returning to Northern Ireland in 2008 as Chief Press Officer with the Defence Press Office, he's now planning to return to many of his former deployments - but this time in more comfort.
"They say time is a major component of wealth," he said. "I've now got to learn to spend it wisely."