A parallel life of duty and medicine

“It was a funny start. One of my GP mates — we had been residents together — came to dinner with his wife and said, ‘Why don’t you join the navy?’” Dr Greig recalls.

“We were into scuba diving and thought that the navy would be a good way to do more of that.”

Little did he realise at the time but that chance dinner was the beginning of a parallel career and life of service. Since signing up in 1990, Dr Greig, who was