Subject File: MacBryde, Bryan Full Name: Bryan "MacBird" Barclay MacBryde Gender: Male Age: 26 Place of Birth: St Andrews, Fife, Scotland Nationality: Scottish Height: 6'0" Favourite Food: Banana bread Desired Position: Skyranger/Europe Interceptor Pilot Biographical Synopsis: Bryan Barclay MacBryde was born into an loving, intelligent middle class family. Though growing up, no siblings were to join him, he found it easy to make friends in school, thanks to his genuine, easygoing nature and amiability. Though never athletic in the typical sense, he was never the last to finish a race; and, though he never excelled in one academic area, always seemed to find himself being placed near the top of the class. However, there always seemed to be something missing in his life. When tired, drunk or lacking sufficient patience to explain himself, he would attest that this was the lack of banana bread in his life, his first experience of it came at the age of 17 when he was given a chance to fly with a military fighter pilot. The extraordinary sense of freedom, weightlessness and speed awed him and he began learning to fly immediately, astonishing his teachers with his natural aptitude for the skill. He lacked the motivation to pursue flying as a career immediately and he also harboured an interest in science, so at the end of school became a student of Materials Chemistry at Edinburgh University, achieving a 1st BSc with Honours. But there was only one place Bryan truly belonged: in the sky. After briefly trying out a job in chemical engineering, he applied for the Royal Air Force, quickly rising up the ranks. Since then he has flown many missions and attained a reputation as one of the most brilliant pilots on the force, earning the nickname "MacBird". It only seemed natural, Commander Odd, that when faced by a threat from the sky, we call upon someone to defend us who himself belongs there. I have, on this day, voluntarily enlisted myself, as an elite military soldier, in the X-COM special forces. I am giving myself, unconditionally, to the cause. I do bind myself to conform, in all instances, to such rules and regulations, as set forth by my supreme commander ChristopherOdd. I trust him with my life. And by taking this oath, I realize, I may ultimately lose something while defending the planetary systems. My life.