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                               MICK SIMMONS                   

1.1.59    Posted to RAF Lyneham.  Comet / Britannia 2nd line servicing

6.6.63    Posted to RAF Khormaksar, Assigned to 78 squadron

2.8.64    Discharged from RAF -- " surplus to requirements in a trade "

29.8.64    Joined Bristol Siddley Engines Limited as Service Fitter

2.9.64    Posted to HSAL Hatfield - HS125 development programme

1966      Posted to HSAL Chester - HS125 production

1967      Posted to HSAL Dunsfold and promoted to junior representative - Harrier development / production and Hunter production programmes.

1968      Posted to     A&AAE  Boscombe Down - Harrier CA release trials

1969      Returned to Dunsfold and employed as previously

1972      Promoted to Senior service representative and posted to RAF Wittering as resident RR representative

1975      Posted to NATC Patuxent River, MD, to cover BIS trial of Harrier TAV8

1976      Covered 1st operational shipboard development of AV8A Harrier aboard USS FD Roosevelt in the Med/Indian Oceans

1977      Promoted Chief Service Representative and posted to MCAS Cherry Point. I/C RR support team

1978      Assigned to McAir St Louis in connection with the YAV8A  programme and later at NATC Patuxent River to cover the evaluatio flying.

1979      Assigned to the RR Office in Washington to support USMC  AV8A programme

1980      Returned to BAe Dunsfold as CSR - Harrier, Hawk & Hunter programmes.

1986      Posted to RR New Delhi as CSR (Military Engines).

1989      Posted to RAF Gutersloh to cover introduction into service of Harrier GR Mk5

1991      Posted to Italian Navy Air Station Grottaglia to cover introduction of the Harrier and later support It Nav land and shipboard operations worldwide.

1996      Posted toSpanish Navy base Rota in connection with Harrier ops.

1998      Returned to Dunsfold in same role as previously and retired on 29.12.00