Douglas Hamilton was born in the East End of Glasgow in 1977. Poverty stricken and with little options upon leaving school Doug turned to drug dealing, this resulted in his imprisonment at the age of 21 after he almost killed a man in a drug fuelled rage over an owed debt.
With 10 years to consider the direction of his life, Doug decided to turn things around and took part in the prison schooling program, managing to be one of only a handful of inmates to earn a degree while incarcerated. His particular interest was in military history and antique weaponry and upon leaving prison he planned to open up an antiques, coin and medal shop.
On 21/10/2008 Doug was finally released from her majesty's custody and was free to pursue his dream, after the horrors of the last 10 years he was determined to live a quiet and happy life and so took a job at a local museum to start saving.
After a huge effort, living wherever he could, from his friends sofa to his mum's garage at last he was able to begin the process of opening his store in Glasgow City Centre. With premises secured, shopfitting underway and money to buy stock Doug decided to travel Europe, attempting to find and secure deals.
It was this fateful journey which brought him to Chernarus, with its history of conflict it seemed the perfect place to source some war medals or antique weaponry, exactly the kind of exotic items his collectors in Glasgow would be clamouring to buy.
After arriving at the Airport in the North East.......