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1. Name
David MINORDS
2. Date Commissioned
September 1961
3. Date retired
1 Feb 1991
4. Rank
Lt Col
5. Awarded wings
Oct 1968
6. Flying schools
RAF Linton on Ouse
RNAS Culdrose
7. Aircraft types flown

Whirlwind Mk 7
Wessex V
CH 46
AH 1J
OV 10
Scout
Sioux
Gazelle
Lynx

8. Squadrons

845 NAS
846 NAS
HMM261
HMA 264
VMO 1
3 BAS

9. Aircraft Carriers
HMS Albion
HMS Bulwark
USS Guadacannal
10.Decorations
OBE
11. General

After Naval Flying training David joined 845 operating off Bulwark and Albion plus first deployment of Wessex V to North Norway.He then completed an exchange with the USMC operating CH46 out of New River in North Carolina and Camp Pendleton Calafornia.

He returned to 846 briefly before becoming G3 Air in Cdo Forces before changing from FAA to Army avaition and being appointed to Montfortabeek Flt based in Arbroath.

David then became Senior Pilot of 3 BAS. He left the Squadron to attend Staff College. After the Falklands War he attended the first RM Lynx course and rejoined 3 Bas on the day it moved from Coypool to RNAS Yeovilton and took delivery of 6 Lynx. He ceased active flying after command of 3BAS.