YOUTH Tom was born in Northampton and raised as a single child by middle-class parents, Sandra and Matthew Richardson, being farmers, Tom spent much of his childhood working the fields and playing with friends from school. Into his teen years and entering high school, Tom gained a natural rebelliousness from authority, with his background so different from normal kids, the teachers found him difficult to control. Outside of farm work and school hours, he then became the police's problem, amusing himself with random acts of vandalism and loitering in shop doorways. EARLY CAREER Realising his limitation as a non-academic individual and craving something more interesting than tending to crops, the military would be a good placeholder until he knew what he wanted. Joining the British armed forces became a major challenge, initially facing resistance through his natural distaste for authority, he metamorphasised into a man who could respect someone other than himself, the challenge proving so great that this 'placeholder' job became his new career. During his few tours, Tommy found himself inspired by the idea of action, but faced very little, spending almost all of his days sat in an outpost waiting for something to happen when he came to a stark realisation, he can do better. Special Air Service After a few years in the armed forces, Tommy filed an AGAI, applying to enter the notoriously gruelling training course for the SAS. Tom finished training, barely, and was considered one of the weaker members to have passed the course, but this level of fitness and mental stability cannot be understated and was still considered as extraordinary in normal circumstances. The job met his desires, high stakes missions with poor odds of success and immense pressure. He was at his prime and however fearful he was, he never felt more alive. That all changed however, during an exfiltration and having captured a high value target, Tom became one of the few survivors after the team had accidentally strayed into a minefield. Mentally defeated, he decided to leave after 4 years on the service RECENTLY Tom spends his time hunting, while surpressing his haunting thoughts of his past, this became his new obsession, a bit of action with nearly no danger. But over time this became inadequate, moving to Chernarus, he wishes to hunt bigger and more dangerous game, playing cat-and-mouse with the local bear population. It was a long time until he learnt of the infection, but was suitably armed once he discovered a few straying on outskirts of nearby towns.