Neil's commitment to his partnership has seen him clock up extraordinary miles to be able to train with us at Seale Hayne. He has regularly travelled down from Scotland with Arbhair (pronounced Ar-vair) which is testimony to the value our Veterans place on reaching assistance dog status.
Neil Marshall has struggled with the mental illness for years and finds it difficult to cope with crowds but, now with the help of his dog, he has been able to take on new challenges. One of those included attending the match at Twickenham, which saw more than 80,000 people attend.
Despite the loud and claustrophobic venue, Neil sat through the entire match with his wife and four-legged companion. After the match, Forces News caught up with Neil to see how he got on.
His wife, Camilla Marshall sat by his side during the match and was so proud that he was able to go. She said: "We've often tried to get to events and we've had to turn back home. It means we can get out and about more as a family - it will be great, it really opens things up, so well done dog."