Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Ian Corroyer

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Ian Corroyer

Ian Corroyer joined the British Army in 1976 from Kenya, to train as an Apprentice Tradesman, Aircraft Technician in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Was Commissioned from Warrant Officer One in 1996 and finished my Regular career in January 2015 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Re-joined in April 2015 as a Major in a Full Time Reserve Service role at RNAS Yeovilton as Deputy Continuing Airworthiness Manager for Wildcat and Lynx Mk 7 and 9A in the Aviation Reconnaissance Force. Finally retired after nearly 44 year’s service in January 2020 

Ian’s career highlights include being awarded awarded the Commando Green Beret. Probably the last serving REME Officer/Soldier who served in the Falklands conflict. Becoming an Artificer Aircraft and later becoming WO1(ASM) of 3 Cdo Bde Air Sqn RM LAD REME. Serving 7 years with Commando Forces. Being the first REME Repair Officer on Mobile Aircraft Support Unit. Being the first REME Officer to be a SEngO (Senior Engineering Officer) of an RAF Sqn (7 Sqn) during my tenure as SEngo JSFAW (Joint Special Forces Aviation Wing). Probably the most qualified REME Aviation Engineer of my generation. Engineering Authority for Wessex (took Wessex out of service), Agusta A109, Islander (Army and RAF marks), Apache (Mechanical Systems) and Gazelle. Principal Repair Officer whilst in MASU for Seaking. SEngO for Chinook, Lynx, Gazelle and Defender whilst on JSFAW. Was also level J for all Army aircraft (180 aircraft, 6 types) during my tenure in Joint Helicopter Command HQ. Was still 'on the ground' at the age of 52 during my last Afghanistan tour of 2011/2012, where I did a 9 month tour doing Drug Eradication. Becoming a Chartered Engineeer in IMechE. 

I am involved in Charity work and am Chairman of Somerset Committee of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, I am also a Trustee of the Somerset Military Museum Trust. Led our Parish Covid Response Team from March to August 2020.