Adie has a full regular service career taking retirement 1998. After a period of 2 years re-enlisted in to the Territorial Army now the Army Reserve. This was to be a short term commitment some 15 years later still serving. Currently serving with 102 Bn REME as the Operations Officer and Officer Commanding 124 Recovery Company.
Actively involved with the Veterans Community in Rotherham. Involved with a number of charities, SSAFA South Yorkshire and Yorkshire Water Community Trust.
Spare time reading, gardening and walking the hills with his trusted companion Mia (Black Labrador.)