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Greg Turner
1. Name Greg Turner
2. Date Commissioned September 1968
3. Date Retired September 1978
4. Rank Captain RM
5. Awarded Wings February 1973
6. Flying Schools RAF Church Fenton
RNAS Culdrose
RNAS Yeovilton
AACC Middle Wallop
7. Types Flown Chipmunk
Hiller 12E
WW7
Wessex HU5
Scout
S61N
S76
Sioux
B727/757/767
Airbus A300
Lockheed Tristar
DA900
CL604/5
8. Squadrons

FAA 845 NAS
AAC 661 Sqn

9. Aircraft Carriers HMS Hermes
10. Decorations And Medals GSM Northern Ireland
11. General

Greg joined the Royal Marines YO38 Batch in September 1968 (why he will never know as he wanted to be a pilot). He then did the classic RM officer training and was then posted to 41 Cdo in Bickliegh and then Belfast. Greg then went to 40 Cdo in Singapore where he completed aJungle Warfare course before being posted to Oman.

He then went back to 40 Cdo in Plymouth in 1972, and after serving as Liaison officer to General Patrick Ovens OBE MC in 3 Cdo Bde he was sent to the Royal Navy for Cdo Sqn service in 845 Sqn.

845 Sqdn hosted HRH the Prince of Wales as the embarked Sqdn on HMS Hermes.

Greg left the Corps in 1977 to join the AAC, an agreement that lasted 1 year before he left to become a "civvie" pilot.

He flew North Sea helicopters for 10 years then into the easier world of fixed wing. His career choice was to see him follow the "Management Line", so he has ended up specialising in the VVIP / Royal Flight Ops Management roles.

Currently Greg is in Almaty Kazakhstan, well behind the Iron Curtain which we trained to counter all those years ago!