George was born and raised in Hampshire, from where he began a long career with BT sales and customer service, simultaneously clocking up 27 years’ service in the Territorial Army. He and his wife Pat moved gradually west with his job, eventually settling in Llanishen in 1988. On taking early retirement from BT, he took a forestry course, which led to another career as Tree Officer with Monmouthshire County Council, from which he has recently retired. George is currently Secretary of Llanishen Village Hall Committee. One of his interests is rock and pop music, and he plays guitar in a local band.