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My name is Ashley (Ash to my friends) im 20 years young and living in Hampshire, England. I got into gaming when i was about 7 when i used to play my brothers copy of Doom on our family Windows 95 PC. I later went on to play Crash Bandicoot on the PS1 and it kinda flowed from there. I started primarily PC gaming in about 2004 playing Command and Conquer and Joint Ops on a nasty little Hewlett Packard running Windows ME (lol). Then my best friend introduced me to Steam and Half Life 2... i now own a Windows 7 running beast of a rig mainly playing FPS's and RTS's.

In my professional life im an aircraft engineer performing maintenance on Boeing 72, 73 and 757's. I love aircraft and therefore i love my job and hope that in later life it will take me across the world.

Other than gaming and aircraft i hold a high interest in firearms and military equipment.

So thats me in a nutshell.
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