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1949 No 3 AVCAD Course, HMS Victorious, Portland. Entered on a 8 year Short Service Commission for flying duties. 

PFT Donibristle 'O' Training - Hamble, St Merryn, Eglington (Anson, Barracuda, Firefly Mk1)

1951 820 Firefly, St Merryn, Indomitable, Theasus

1953 816 RAN Firefly, Nowra, Vengeance, Sydney-Korea

1954 849 C Flight, Skyraider (AEW, Culdrose, Albion 

1956 Protector Flight, Whirlwind, Watchkeeping - Antarctic 

1957 O School, Navigation Instructor, Culdrose

1959 RAF Shawbury, RAF Staff Navigation Course 

1960 Ministry of Aviation, Navigation  Division, Lt Cdr 

1962 CO 849 A Flight Gannet (AEW) Culdrose, Centaur, Victorious 

1964 RN Staff College Greenwich 

1965 CO 849 Squadron Brawdy 

1966 CO Observer School, Lossiemouth, Commander 

1968 CO HMS Defender, Far East, South Africa, Baltic/Med, Paid off Chatham 

1970 MOD Naval Staff - Ops Directorate - Carrier & Far East Desk  

1972 RAF Air Warfare College, Manby 

1972 CO HMS Plymouth, West Indies, States, Atlantic (Cod War), Baltic, Med 

1974 Directing Staff, RN Staff College Greenwich, Captain

1975 Board President Admiralty Interview Board 

1976 MOD Assistant Director DNAW

1978 CO HMS Ajax (Captain F8 Frigate Squadron) Baltic, West Indies, Atlantic

1980 CO RNAS Yeovilton 

1982 CO HMS Bristol, CinC Fleet Flag Ship, West Indies, States, Atlantic

1984 Retired List 

1984 Director Operations Middle East Navigation Aid Service based in Bahrain. Iraq/Iran War, Gulf War. Nav Aids Inspection & Standards from MV Relume

Awarded OBE for Services to the Safety of Shipping in the Arabian Gulf 

1995 Non Executive Director Trinity House Lighthouse Board - Lighthouse Automation programme. Inspections from THV Patricia & THV Mermaid

1995 OFSTED Lay Inspector of Schools 

2001 Retired! - still helps out in the Archive Department at the FAA Museum.  Still enjoy caravanning and some 'sea time' on son's narrowboat. 

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