Jeremy Reseigh Watts was born in the Isles of Scilly in 1957. After secondary schooling, he trained to become a French teacher. He taught English in Toulouse at the Lycee Pierre de Fermat before returning to England and securing various teaching posts. He took a summer job at Heathrow Airport with BAA which led to a career in aviation. In 1990 he became Terminal Duty Officer in Terminal 3 which he occupies to this day.