He says he will not be able to forget the moment he came out to the RAF:
"I'll always remember it as the moment in myself I became fully liberated."
"There was no fanfare, but there was no negativity either," he explains when recalling how people reacted.
He believes that thanks to the increasing acceptance of different sexual tendencies within the armed forces, people who join up should not feel like their sexuality or gender identity should be something to take into account when joining the RAF.
The differences in Carl’s and Owain’s experiences of the RAF is being seen by many as a positive sign for a more diverse military in the future.