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Photo montage by the well-known photographer ‘anonymous’, PH2/c, used in the squadron’s Christmas card, 17 February 1942. It features some of VJ-7’s enterprising photographers working to get the best possible camera angles from positions aboard a Grumman J2F “Duck.”

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  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 
    • Officer Cadet - January 2006
    • Army Officer ( commissioned after 44-week training course )
    • Graduation Parade - 15 December 2006
  • Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals) 
    • Second Lieutenant - December 2006 
    • Lieutenant - December 2007
    • Bovington Camp, Dorset (4 months)
  • Royal Navy
    • June - August, 2008
    • Sub-Lieutenant 
    • Britannia Royal Naval College
    • HMS Iron Duke ( five-week deployment )
  • Royal Air Force
    • RAF Cranwell ( four-month training course )
    • RAF Wings - 11 April 2008
    • Flight Lieutenant Wales
    • Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury - graduated January 2010 
    • Search and Rescue Training Unit at RAF Valley Anglesey - transferred 26 January 2010 
      • C Flight No. 22 Squadron
      • 156 search and rescue operations
    • Falklands Islands Deployment - February-March, 2012 with No. 1564 Flight  
    • Operational Captain - June 2012
    • Left SAR/military - September 2013 ( due to privatization of SAR )
  • East Anglian Air Ambulance
    • 13 July 2015 - present
    • Pilot
    • Based in Cambridge
    • Donates full salary (approximately £40,000 per year) to the Air Ambulance charity 


  • Honorary Military Appointments
    • Royal Colonel of the Irish Guards - 10 February 2011
    • Honorary Air Commandant: RAF Coningsby - 3 October 2008 
    • Commodore-in-Chief: Scotland, Royal Naval Command - 8 August 2006 
    • Commodore-in-Chief: Submarines, Royal Naval Command - 8 August 2006 
    • Commodore-in-Chief: HMNB Clyde - 8 August 2006

British infantry tank “Churchill» «North Irish Horse» Regiment during breakout "Gothic Line» Mark IV A22 (factory E172292V number) with its own name «Castlerobin» of squadron C( in northern Italy, August 1944-October.

“Start.”

Weekend, engage! Hope everyone had a good week back from the holidays.

“Master Sgt. Gerard Garrotte, C-5B Galaxy flight engineer with the 312th Airlift Squadron, controls the start switch on the ATM panel during preflight operations on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug 16, 2014. He was flying a mobility channel mission, moving high-priority cargo and passengers among air bases in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Robert Couse-Baker)”

June 6, 71 years later …

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron flies over Normandy, France, June 3, 2015. Over 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 71st anniversary commemoration as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 71. The task force, based in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, is supporting local events across Normandy, from June 2-8, to commemorate the Allies’ actions on D-Day, which continue to resonate 71 years later. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski/Released)